I video a number of things, and they broadly split into two:
1-An event that happens at its own pace, and I capture the required bits
2-Directed scenes or interviews to be edited into a final programme
What is the main difference when filming? As a video producer, in the former I can only choose what to cover, and in the second I can actually control what happens and when. Seems obvious and straightforward, so why am I writing about it?
Think of a novel. Some bits will be in real-time, such as dialogue exchanges between characters, and other parts of the novel will be condensed, perhaps a narrative description of a train journey where nothing much happens so it only takes up a paragraph.