This past week, Joe and I ventured downtown, to the Bean, to shoot the very first episode of Easy English. It couldn’t have turned out better. A few lessons were learned.
- Make sure the camera is recording. I was behind the camera and the first few shots we took, I messed up. I didn’t know where the record button was, so I recorded nothing. Thankfully, Joe was too upset.
- Figure out how to approach people. We struck out on our first interview. They declined and we moved on. However, it was a lesson in knowing how to approach people and spotting those that would say yes.
- When you look like you know what you are doing, people will approach you. After a few recordings were under our belts, people started to approach us, asking what we were doing. When they do that, they are really asking, can you interview us.
- Be prepared to move around and move quickly. Some of the interviews started quickly and I was ready, so I got the last half. Be prepared to shoot quickly.
Overall it went very well. I’m excited to continue shooting and learning more about video production and filming.
April 8, 2019