HOW IT WORKS
While we have many employees who have successfully captured themselves on their own, sometimes having a qualified film buddy helps. A Skill Scout virtual producer is here to make you look and sound great. They are your guide throughout your entire filming experience. They will ask the questions, follow up as needed, and ensure your video framing and audio are good quality.
PRIOR TO FILMING
Prior to your virtual production session call here are a few next steps we'd like you to complete to maximize your time with your producer— and more importantly, to ensure your success.
1. Take a look at the sample references of backgrounds (found in your recipe or on our tutorials page) to see how you might be able to best match that in your home office.
A few things to keep in mind:
• For a more "filmic" look it's ideal to sit several feet away from the main wall/background.
• Try to identify a place that has plenty of good light.
• Try to identify a place where disruptions will be low (at least for an hour!)
• Try to identify a more quiet place.
2. Record a video clip and/or series of photos of the general space itself for your virtual producer to review and provide any feedback or tweaks. Upload your photo/video clip(s) to the Skill Scout upload site.
3. Review your video recipe questions. Again no need to script anything out here. We want this to feel as natural as possible. But coming prepared with a few talking points never hurt anyone!
A typical agenda with your virtual producer will go as follows:
- Troubleshoot and tweak video set up
Allocate at least 30 minutes prior to your official start time to have the majority of your set up in order. That way when your virtual producer joins, they can provide feedback.
- Record and upload a final 20 sec test clip for official sign off that everything is looking and sounding as it should.
- Let's Record
A) Your virtual producer will be on hand to ask you the questions and follow up with any details. This ensures the conversation feels natural.
B) You will stop recording every 2-3 minutes (or after every 1-2 questions) so that it's a faster upload process for you.
- Wrap up + B-roll next steps
Since it's likely harder for your virtual producer to follow you around, consider scheduling some time immediately following your formal interview to capture some b-roll clips of you in action (see video recipe for more specific details on what to capture)
• Immediately following your interview and b-roll capture you will upload your clip to the Skill Scout upload site.
• Now it's time for the Skill Scout editing team to work their magic. Rest assured we'll capture your best bits to include in the video. Can't wait to share it with you once we've got an edit.