Videography

By Joe Agostino

Introduction

What Is Videography?

Videography is the process of making a video or film. Starting from the planning ideas on a piece of paper to going out to capture the videos to editing it on a device.

Development, Pre-Production, Production, Post Production

Development- This stage is when ideas are created and and screenplay is written.
Pre-Production- This stage is when you choose who is going to play in the film, and where it is going to take place.
Production- This stage is when the film is set up and shot. This is when you capture the video.

Post-Production- This stage is when you edit the video/film and combine them so they become one. Special effects are added and also the soundtrack will be added in this stage too.

Basic Equipment Needed

These are some basic equipment needed in order to make a good film:


  • Camera
  • Editing Device
  • Lights
  • Tripod


Codecs And Common File Formats

A codec or a file format is a computer program that is able to decode a video or film so that it can be played on computer. Some common codecs or file formats include:
  • MP4
  • VLC
  • Quicktime Player
  • Windows Media Player

Aspect Ratios

An aspect ratio is the proportional relationship between the width and the height of something. A colon is used to separate between the width and the height, for example if the aspect ratio of the video is 25:3 it means that the video is 25 centimetres wide and 3 centimetres high. The most common aspect ratio is either 16:9 or 4:3.

FishEye

What is Fisheye?

Fish Eye is a lens that is an ultra-widescreen intended to create a panoramic view of a photo.

Types Of Fisheye

Circular Fisheye

The first fisheye lens to be made is the 'Circular Fisheye'. This is normal photo, but it is made circular to fit a square frame.

Full-Frame Fisheye

The full-frame fisheye are the most common fisheye lens that people buy today. It is similar to the circular fisheye but instead of making it circular, the whole photo expand throughout the entire square frame. Action cameras like Go Pro use this type of fisheye lens.

Videos of fisheye lenses

Photography tutorial: Taking fisheye further | lynda.com
Samyang 8mm f/3.5 AE Fisheye Lens Review & Sample Images
GoPro HERO3: Black Edition - Smaller, Lighter and 2X More Powerful
Fish-Eye Lens for iPhone & Pocket Cameras