While conducting a video shoot is as simple as following the five basic steps of OpenReel, the platform offers many additional features and advanced functionality that a Director can utilize.
We've included a checklist below detailing when to make use of those features during your Day of Shoot workflow. Feel free to take this checklist and make it your own. Add and omit steps according to your processes, and build your own unique workflow checklist from here!
Prior to Shoot
1. Create a Project.
2. Create a Session for your shoot, inviting Collaborators or Subjects.
3. Optimize your (the Director’s) computer.
4. Send the Subject a prep sheet to optimize their device.
Day of Shoot
1. Enter the Session.
2. Confirm that the Subject is ready to film and has...
- Downloaded the OpenReel Capture 2.0 App
- Plugged in any external mics prior to joining the Session.
- Connected their device to WiFi with at least 3 Mb/s upload speed.
- Turned on Do Not Disturb
- Share Session ID or Subject Access Link with Subject(s)
3. Subject enters the Session. You should now...
- Confirm Subject’s Upload speed is >3Mb/s
- If the connection is slow, check to ensure they are connected to WiFi
- Check the device’s battery level to make sure it can last the entire shoot
- Best practice: Charge the device before the shoot!
4. Frame the Shot by...
- Starting with a tripod 3 - 4 feet away from Subject.
- Ensuring the camera is at or just about eye level.
- Advising the Subject to be at least 3 feet from everything behind them.
- Adjusting Camera Settings
5. Test Recording by uploading a 10-second test video to verify that everything looks and sounds as expected.
6. Load and prepare Teleprompter as necessary.
7. Record footage
8. Upload footage.
9. Download and/or share footage.