Here is a short list of things to consider when shooting with multiple cameras. There are many more things to know, in fact there is a whole book about it 🙂
Check out the list then, check out my book Mastering Multicamera Techniques:
- Work backwards from the program’s finished deliverable specifications
- Determine post production workflows, formats & frame rates
- Create a camera map and lens plan
- synchronize all cameras with generated time of day, free-run time code
- Use alternate methods of camera synchronizing if time code is not available
- Isolate as many cameras as you can afford to tape or disk
- Have an alpha-numeric labeling system for all camera and tape assets
- Direct for the edit. Don’t worry about line cuts too much– Unless it is live.
- Don’t duplicate shots. Use a variety of angles, close-ups and wide-shots.
- Keep cameras rolling or start/stop/slate at the same points
- Consult an editor in pre-production.