These are some test shots I took around Central London, this is the camera I’ll be using for my documentary. This overall gave me a good experience on how to use the camera, experiment with the buttons and lens, and how to angle and position my camera to get the most effective shots.
Below are some shots I took:
The equipment I intend to use to carry out my documentary:
- Nikon D3300– This will be the camera I’ll be using, now that I have had experience on this I feel confident filming with this. The quality and sound is very effective however I might need to use an external microphone during the interview scenes to get the best effect.
- External Microphone– If the dialogue isn’t captured how I want to I will use a boom mic, it is crucial for me that the sound is amazing so I will need to consider this.
- Tripod- The tripod will help me record my footage steadily, and give a professional effect when recording.
The article above helped me further decide if its a wise choice to carry out an external microphone as well as internal. The article explains some drawbacks to just using an internal microphone without any other additional cameras, and for me I need to have the best sound possible. Therefore I think investing one will be crucial.