How Should Models and Videographers Behave on Set?

Video shoots are an exciting part of the job, but they also require a lot of hard work, dedication, and patience. Sometimes you don’t always get the shot you’re looking for on the first few times. Because of this, both the videographer and the model must have positive attitudes and behave appropriately on set. 

To ensure that your next video shoot runs smoothly, here are some tips for both videographers and models for how they should be behaving while on set: 

Tips for Videographers

Speak Up

Most people, especially first-time models, tend to feel uncomfortable in front of a camera. As the videographer, you know ahead of time what you’re looking for out of your model. Keep communication clear and open with them before, during, and after you shoot. By sharing your intentions, you give the model some structure that will help them feel less nervous on the day of the shoot. 

Explain The Poses

There are many easy poses for your model to do to help capture the shot you’re looking for. However, these poses can feel uncomfortable and unnatural to hold for several shots. Before posing your model, make sure you’re taking the time to explain and demonstrate the position. 

Tips for First-Time Models 

Find a Way to Relax Before the Shoot

If you’ve never done a video shoot before, then modeling for a shoot may be out of your comfort zone. Before you arrive on set, find a way to get relaxed and in a positive mood to model. Listening to music before a shoot is a great way to relax and tune into your emotions. 

Embrace Your Confidence 

One of the best ways to take videos is by feeling confident in your own skin. If you’re modeling for the first time, don’t get discouraged if your videos don’t turn out exactly how you want them. The way you’re posed, the camera angle, and the lighting are just a few factors that can impact your video’s outcome. 

Talk to Your Videographer

Before jumping right into a video shoot, take time to talk to your videographer. This will help you establish a level of trust with your videographer and help you feel more comfortable during your shoot! 

If you need professional videography, Stengel Media will work directly with you to get the shots that you’re looking for. Contact us today to learn more about our videography services, or browse our online gallery today!