1. Establish talking points so a rough shot list can be created.
2. If needed, buy additional clothing or props for the topic.
3. Determine the best shooting location, whether that’s against a photography backdrop or a particular type of room.
4. Set lighting for the scene, typically with a diffused key light and small rim light for background separation. Some locations may benefit from a diffused fill light.
5. Make sure the camera is set properly, with the desired frame rate (24 or 60), and resolution (4K or 1080p). Also set the correct color balance based on lighting, dynamic range profile, and exposure settings.
6. Check to make sure all clothing needed in the video is in good shape, iron or steam any wrinkles out before filming.
7. Film the necessary footage for each talking point, typically it requires 4-8 shots for each point. It’s better to film an extra 2-3 shots that you might not need vs having to reset and shoot again later.
8. Review footage after filming to make sure there weren’t any mistakes and check that the subject was in focus.
9. Ideally leave the filming equipment setup until the edit is complete in case re-shoots are needed, otherwise break down the set.
10. Decide whether to use voiceover narration or text to communicate the message in the video.
11. Write and send Antonio the voiceover script if needed, otherwise develop the text from the existing talking points.
12. Sort through all the clips, narrowing it down to the best footage, then organize the clips according to their corresponding points.
13. Build out the skeleton of the video using the narration or text, then line up the b roll clips accordingly.
14. Select background music.
15. Follow RMRS video editing SOP.