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How to Capture an Event Using Video & Photography at the Same Time


Are you planning on shooting both video and capturing photographs at an upcoming corporate event in Toronto? Maybe you’re shooting a wedding? Whatever the event you will be capturing, undertaking both duties can be a little complicated and there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Things to Remember When Shooting Video & Photos at a Corporate Event in Toronto

1. You Need Proper Equipment

It may seem like a no-brainer, but you’ll need the right gear. If you are using a camera, be sure you have a great multi-purpose camera that can go from video to still shot mode easily. DSLR vs. mirrorless cameras are a hot topic for debate these days. While mirrorless cameras are a more recent technology, DSLR are still widely used and can shoot amazing videos. The important thing to remember is that the camera you choose fits your needs.

Pro Tip: Keep things like lighting situations, shutter speed, flashes, tripods, and other equipment you may need the day of the shoot in mind (we’ll get to that later).

2. Video Is Great for Movement

While a picture is worth a thousand words, nothing can replace an amazing video given the right situation. Be sure to use your video camera to your advantageand try to capture moments of movement like a first dance if you’re at a wedding. Conversely, if you are filming a
corporate video in Toronto, a keynote speech or a short interview can go a long way. Nothing will capture those moments like a great video.

3. Sound Equipment

Sound is extremely important when capturing a video; if you don’t have sound or have a can’t hear what you are seeing, a video can be useless. Come prepared and know what you will need (similar to knowing what video camera to use). You may need some wireless lapel mics to record high-quality and clear audio/speech, or you might need to have a boom mic ready to go. Be sure to plan this out before arriving at your event.

4. Lighting

For lighting, be sure know your equipment and setting for lowlight situations. You may need a flash or extra lighting equipment to properly record your corporate event in Toronto. If you can, try to visit your event center prior, in order to get an idea of possible lighting, windows, layout, etc.

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