Here are 6 easy tips for capturing your live Speaker at your event if you are strapped for resources and only have 1 camera available.
What you’ll learn in this Guide:
- Set-up the correct camera angle
- Keep an eye on background light and projections
- Watch out for unwanted side intrusions
- Safe zones for your speaker
- Sound and visual cues
The best choice of Camera on the market at the moment for easy and cost-effective filming, if you’re doing a 1 camera event, is the Mevo from Livestream.
Check out the links and give it a go for yourself. Here’s a quick snap on Instagram of a global event I worked on that used Mevo’s for just such a thing.
1. Camera Angle Positioning
- Make sure your camera position is set up correctly well in advance.
- Have a direct line of sight of the presenter, preferably Eye-Height with the camera.
- Try to have as minimal audience heads in the shot as possible, as the below image illustrates.
- If there are heads in shot Then aim more for the red square then when framing.
2. Background Light — Projections
- In advance check the location to see if there is massive backlighting,
- Or if projected images will appear on the Speakers face,
- If either or both are true then try to move the Speakers position if possible.
- If not possible then adjust framing as in Point 1 to lessen the effect of the lighting.
3. Unwanted Side Intrusions
- You want to avoid any side intrusions from other people, props or equipment.
- Scout the stage in advance and set up safe zones for your speaker.