SPOTLIGHT Steps for Success

Turn on the Worship or Announce settings in the sanctuary with the light box, line up the Host's initial position with the box. And get them to have some fun too!

Set up Tripod, if using one, focus on Host at specified distance from camera. Let the camera ROLL!

SL Basic Layout

(subject to change depending on content)

0.00-0.08 Host Introduction

0.09-0.20 Host tie to FCC/testimony

0.21-2.30 Main point and subsequent points

2.31-2.45 closing remarks, thanking the viewers and FCC website

FCC Media Film SOP

    Standard Operating Procedure

 

FILMING

(includes lighting)

 

1.    Preparation of Gear (done minimum of 24 hrs in advance of project)

1.1.        Download Spotlight Checklist to iPad/iPhone

1.1.1.   Review additional points

1.1.2.   Interview Questions (if needed)

1.2.        Charge/replace all batteries (cameras/mics/lighting)

1.3.        Format all memory cards to specific cameras/mics for upcoming project

1.4.        Clean all lenses required for project

1.4.1.   Use lens cleaner, wipe first with tissue, follow with static free lens cloth

1.5.        Clean all lens filters required for project

1.5.1.   Use lens cleaner, wipe first with tissue, follow with static free lens cloth

1.6.        Clean all lighting and check stands for required project

1.6.1.   Use static free cloth/glove, clean bulb oil free, softbox/diffusers (plastic diff. use water for liquid if needed)

1.6.2.   Tighten all Allen key slots for lighting stands

1.6.3.   Clean/collapse reflectors

1.7.        Assemble desired filming set-up for project

1.7.1.   Attach:

1.7.1.1.       Lens/Filters

1.7.1.2.       Lapel, Boom or Shotgun mic

1.7.1.3.       Lighting

1.7.1.4.       Rig (gearbox, glidecam, dolly, etc)

1.7.1.5.       Camera stands (mogo, mono, tripod if needed)

1.7.2.   Set/test:

1.7.2.1.       Audio

1.7.2.1.1.  Lapel/Boom mic

1.7.2.1.1.1.      Rode mic to iPhone with Rode REC (Boom Mic to H4N)

1.7.2.1.1.2.      Create new recording, adjust gain level, re-label

1.7.2.1.1.3.      Mount to collar, talk at loud, normal and quiet levels

1.7.2.1.1.4.      Playback with monitor headphones, make adjustments if needed

1.7.2.1.2.  Shotgun mic

1.7.2.1.2.1.      Talk in video clip at, loud, normal and quiet levels

1.7.2.1.2.2.      Playback with monitor headphones, make adjustments if needed

1.7.2.2.       Set Camera hood focus

1.7.2.3.       Manual exposure

1.7.2.3.1.  Photo, proper exposure

1.7.2.3.2.  Video, proper exposure

1.7.2.4.       Lighting (set stands if needed)

1.7.2.4.1.  Pilot light (speedlite)

1.7.2.4.2.  Levels on LED & ring light

1.7.2.4.3.  Hot lights: On/Off

1.7.2.5.       Rig functions

1.7.2.5.1.  Gearbox

1.7.2.5.1.1.      Mount all equipment needed

1.7.2.5.2.  Glidecam pace

1.7.2.5.2.1.      Walking

1.7.2.5.2.2.      Running

1.7.2.5.2.3.      Jumping

1.7.2.5.3.  Dolly movement

1.7.2.5.3.1.      Lateral

1.7.2.5.3.2.      Orbit

1.7.2.5.3.3.      Attached to tripod

1.7.2.5.4.  Jib movement

1.7.2.5.4.1.      Vertical

1.7.2.5.4.2.      Horizontal

1.7.2.5.4.3.      Orbit

1.7.2.6.       Camera stands

1.7.2.6.1.  Mogo, Mono

1.7.2.6.1.1.      Telescoping

1.7.2.6.1.2.      Standing

1.7.2.6.1.3.      Panning

1.7.2.6.2.  Tripod

1.7.2.6.2.1.      Still

1.7.2.6.2.2.      Panning

1.7.2.6.2.3.      Drop head

1.8.        Break down equipment into proper cases for upcoming project

1.8.1.   Cameras – no batteries with lens cap

1.8.2.   Lens – caps on both sides

1.8.3.   Mics – no batteries in specified cases

1.8.4.   Lights – collapse stands (if needed) place bulbs and diffusers in specified cases

2.    Departure, Arrival

2.1.        Directions/transportation resolved minimum 24 hours in advance (local)

2.1.1.   Directions/transportation resolved minimum 1 month in advance (travel)

2.2.        Arrive minimum 1 hour prior to project start (subject to change due to required time for set up/location scouting)

2.2.1.   Meet with client (be happy, after all they are giving you money!)

2.2.2.   Fill storyboard sheet for notes (lighting placement, interview location, etc)

3.    Set Up

3.1.        Necessary set up completed 15 min advance of project start

3.1.1.   Refer to scouting notes taken for set up details

3.2.        Interview

3.2.1.   Audio

3.2.1.1.       Lapel/Boom mic

3.2.1.1.1.  Rode mic to iPhone with Rode REC (Boom Mic to H4N)

3.2.1.1.2.  Create new recording, adjust gain level, re-label

3.2.1.1.3.  Mount to collar, talk at loud, normal and quiet levels. Client to state NAME and spell, DATE and ORGANIZATION

3.2.1.1.4.  Playback with monitor headphones, make adjustments if needed         

3.2.1.2.       Shotgun mic

3.2.1.2.1.  Talk in video clip at, loud, normal and quiet levels. Client to state NAME and spell, DATE and ORGANIZATION

3.2.1.2.2.  Playback with monitor headphones, make adjustments if needed

3.2.2.   Visual

3.2.2.1.       Camera Body

3.2.2.1.1.  Check Aspect Ratio (ie 1080p/1080i) and frame rate. SB Sheet will dictate what is needed for each shot

3.2.2.1.2.  Attach required lens and filters

3.2.2.1.3.  Set on proper rig

3.2.2.1.3.1.      Tripod or Mono (for second camera)

3.2.2.1.4.  Set Camera hood focus

3.2.2.1.5.  Manual exposure (in tandem with lighting)

3.2.2.1.5.1.      Photo, proper exposure

3.2.2.1.5.2.      Video, proper exposure (adjust shutter speed, aperture and ISO for necessary style ie. Bokeh background, etc)

3.2.2.2.       Lighting placement (for chosen lighting below)

3.2.2.2.1.  Pilot light (speedlite) for stills camera

3.2.2.2.2.  Levels on LED & ring light

3.2.2.2.3.  Hot lights: On/Off

3.2.2.2.4.  Reflector placement (if needed)

4.    Live Filming

4.1.        Interview

4.1.1.   Audio (with sound tech)

4.1.1.1.       Turn on audio device

4.1.1.2.       Begin recording at the beginning of each take

4.1.1.3.       Listen for director to call out scene then slate (with loud clap or physical slate) to line up audio levels

4.1.1.4.       Pause audio at the end of each take (the editor will thank you later!)

4.1.2.   Audio (without sound tech)

4.1.2.1.       Turn on audio device

4.1.2.2.       Begin recording at the beginning of first take

4.1.2.3.       Stop audio at end of interview (have fun hunting for the right sound bite!)

4.1.3.   Visual

4.1.3.1.       Turn on necessary lighting

4.1.3.2.       Set/double check exposure, A.Ratio/Frame rate

4.1.3.3.       Director to call out beginning of each take and begin recording, wait for slate to allow interview to progress

4.1.3.3.1.  If no set “director” on site, 1st camera will call out necessary information

4.1.3.4.       End clip when decided by director

4.2.         B-Roll

4.2.1.   Fill with clips as determined by SB sheet, following normal camera functions as provided by SB sheet (P.S. have FUN! This should be a killer job)

4.2.2.   B-Roll provided by client

4.2.2.1.       Check quality: A.Ratio, frame rate, image stabilization, good content, audio levels. (Y/N)

4.3.        Rig Function for Interview 2nd Camera and B-Roll Filming (necessary rigs determined by SB sheet)

4.3.1.   Glidecam

4.3.1.1.       Screw on proper weights to bottom of Glidecam

4.3.1.2.       Set Auto-focus lens setting, mount camera – release quick release plate

4.3.1.2.1.  While recording:

4.3.1.2.2.  Hold handle with dominant hand and monitor visible to operator (if needed support rig with second hand on main shaft)

4.3.2.   Monopod (Mogopod)

4.3.2.1.       Mount camera on quick release plate

4.3.2.2.       Use turning switches to telescope to needed height

4.3.3.   Tripod swing arm

4.3.3.1.       Mount camera on quick release plate

4.3.3.2.       Loosen horizontal dial

4.3.3.3.       Begin recording, pan from left to right or right to left

4.3.4.   Dolly

4.3.4.1.       Mount camera on quick release plate

4.3.4.2.       Mount to tripod or keep on wheels

4.3.4.3.       Begin recording, truck (parallel movement from subject) from left to right or right to left

5.    Uploading, Logging and Storing Film

5.1.        Data Transferring

5.1.1.   Remove cards from necessary gear

5.1.2.   Upload into A_V Dropbox

5.1.2.1.       Film (folder) - __________ (name of client/project folder)

5.1.2.2.       Create Audio, Final and Footage Folders

5.1.2.3.       Upload all data into proper folders

5.2.        Editor to download from Dropbox into Soli State Project Drive

5.3.        Logging (done by Lead Editor unless specified otherwise)

5.3.1.   Look at each individual clip, add tags, metadata, in/out

5.4.        Post Project (done by Lead Editor unless specified otherwise)

5.4.1.   Move clips from SS Drive to Backup Drives

5.4.2.   Backup all drives to Backblaze