First of all, I’d like to thank the Northwest Indiana Boardgamers Association for letting me practice filming at our weekly meetup. It’s a great group and is definitely worth checking out if you live in the NWI region and are interested in board and card games. A special thanks goes out to Nick and Eric, who were my two test subjects for filming interviews.
I learned several things today in my attempt to document a night at the NWIBGA.
#1 – You need very low aperture to film in a low-light interior setting unless you have your own light source, which I did not at the time:
#2 – Autofocus can be problematic when something or someone passes in front of what you’re trying to shoot. Stick to manual focus if this is a possibility:
#3 – In a low-light setting, it is very hard to tell using just the preview on the camera, if your focus is good during an interview, especially if you’re standing to the side while asking questions:
#4 – Walking while filming makes for a shaky video, but keeping focus where you want it isn’t as hard as I thought: