Like most of the gaming how-to video I produce, this project started with me reviewing the instruction manual and writing a script which was then converted into a shot list. Due to the smaller scale of this production, I decided to shoot it locally – utilizing a local photography studio that had a large number of set designs. Next, I hired a local production and lighting team. Since Dragon Snacks is a game that features a dragon with a glowing belly, it would require a darker than normal studio session. So lighting within the studio would be extra important. My actors for the day were volunteers from the Goliath office.
On set, I directed the camera crew. My strategy was to go through the set-up with the adult, and then let the kids play the game freely while my crew focused on grabbing the wideshots, medium shots, and closeups. After the shoot, the footage was handed over to me. I edited the video using Adobe Premiere, and finished the video with a royalty free music bed and voiceover.