If you are producing a video which shows an activity, rather than a talking head, then you will need to know how to film a sequence.
A sequence shows the action as it happens – and it is very simple to film.
As we demonstrated in our last Smart Video production training course, all you need is four basic shots: a close up of the hands, a close up of the face, a shot over the shoulder, and a wide shot.
If you film all of these, you will be able to show literally anything happening. You may not use all the shots, and you may have to vary them depending on what it is you’re filming, but these will always be the basic building blocks of your sequence.
Here, I filmed a demonstration of my co-trainer Paul Curran during our course last week.
The sequence was filmed on my iphone, and edited using iMovie, the video programme which comes free on Apple Macs, iPhones and iPads.
These are the tools – and the equivalent for Android/Windows – which we teach people to use on our Smart Video course.