Anyway. This is the case I'm on.
I'm going to shoot a no-budget horror/thriller/comedy (if it sounds a bit weird? Yes, it is.) I'm going to shoot this movie with a HDR-FX1 camcorder, and I do really need some tips and tricks while shooting this the best way possible.
I'm planning to avoid shooting long shots. Of course I will only when I absolutely need to. Otherwise I get the feeling it will look a bit too "amateur" than I want to. So I'll try stick to mainly closeups and medium shots.
My settings in the camcorder. Or shall I say the basic settings are: Iris F. 1.6 - Gain 0dB.
And I know I always need really good lightning to get it as I want.
And of course always white balance for every single light difference since I want to get rid of that warm red or yellow look.
That's how far I am at this point.
So, I really want to reach this typical movie-look to get it as good as possible and I need your help. So please tell me of some tips and tricks you are using to get it as good as possible.
Any tip is good enough for me.
// Alex Karp
Edited by Alex.Karp, 10 October 2006 - 02:33 PM.