Filmography of Trains


Most filmography works vary from professionalism to amateur.  However, a lot is by personal preference and opinion.   Some people like train videos because of the scenery, paint schemes on equipment, types of equipment, historical basis, certain railroads, locations,  or just the action.  Some like new material, some vintage.  Some may like real professional material, however they may be ok with not as professional, due to the rare content.

There are some guidelines when taking video or trains.  Some follow these guidelines, some not.  All in the preference of the videographer/filmographer.

-Make sure there is enough light to see the subject- be on the correct side of the train if at all possible, according to where the sun is, if there is sunlight.  Some cameras so better than others in lower-lit conditions or overcast.

-A tripod is always good, but some can hold the camera with little to no movement.

-No talking during the filming, unless narrating, or important information is needed.  Again some like this, some not.

– Panning is good, but some keep the camera still, or edit the different shots of the video.

-Proper editing helps clean up the shots, however some people like it in raw format.

-Zooming is good.

-Captions help tell the viewer about the scenes.

-Transitions help keep things smooth.

-Proper credits also inform the viewer about the people involved with the work.

-Music or not?

Again, these are guidelines.  Some people love captions, some not.  Some love wide angle shots, some like mostly zooms.  The main thing is do your best, and hopefully it contains common ground for most everyone.




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