Shooting high speed video is not quite as straightforward as a regular speed shoot. By following these five tips you’ll not only walk away with great looking footage, but you’ll stay on schedule: use a high speed technician, essential high speed accessories, black balance the camera, schedule additional time for the shoot, and consider post-production workflow before you shoot.
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In Part 5 of our series on high speed videography, we cover lighting six different high speed sets: bullet time, pie in the face, shooting an apple at 150,000 frames per second, along with lighting water and fire.
Lighting for high speed is not as straightforward as lighting for 24 frames per second. In this video Ryan covers some common lighting issues and how to overcome them. We’ll cover amount of light, flicker from various sources, and gaining options by adjusting the shutter angle.
When you’re filming high speed events, how do you hit record at the right time? In Part 3 of our series on high speed videography, we explain how: loop record, trigger-point, and post-trigger. Then we cover storing and transferring the footage in various ways depending on your resources.
In Part 2 of our series on high speed videography, we cover how to pick a frame rate, since the speed greatly depends on what you are filming and how it is going to be used. Next we go through a huge list of examples–including ones with speed ramping–and why they were shot at certain frame rates. We also touch on how resolution affects frame rate.
In this video, Ryan gives an overview of what will be covered in our multi-part series on high speed filmmaking, as well as defines high speed video and how it is used.
Filming at high frame rates is quite similar to shoots at regular speeds, but the key differences sometimes hang people up. Ryan and Tim take you behind the scenes on three high speed shoots and show various ways to light them and things to look out for.