The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques
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Learn to shoot professional-quality HD footage with your DSLR Camera
The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook, 2nd Edition is the expert guide to getting professional movie-making results with an HD video-enabled DSLR camera. Fully updated to reflect the latest technology, this updated edition provides guidance toward best practices and techniques that maximize results. Shooting HD video with a DSLR has many benefits — and also a few tricky drawbacks — but this guide gives you the insight and training you need to overcome these challenges as you learn what to anticipate, how to work around it, and how to fix imperfections in post-production. Award winning independent filmmaker Barry Andersson walks you through the shooting process and shows you what to do before, during, and after filming to ensure high quality results.
Most of today's DSLRs have the capacity to shoot HD video. This, combined with incredible low-light capabilities, shallow depth of field, and relatively low price point make these cameras an extremely attractive entry point for would-be independent filmmakers. This book shows you how to exploit your DSLR's capabilities to produce beautiful film, with step-by-step expert instruction.
- Understand the limitations of DSLR video
- Learn what to plan for before filming begins
- Exploit HD capabilities to maximize the film's visuals
- Produce professional-level, film-quality footage
With thorough explanations and expert instruction, The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook, 2nd Edition is the training you need to start shooting beautiful HD footage.
choosing an onboard monitor over using the LCD screen on the back of the camera. There are a variety of small monitors, usually ranging from 5 to 7 inches, to choose from. 41 42 C hapter 2 ■ Gear and Recommendations HDMI Output A key thing to be aware of is the connection for the monitor. If you are familiar with only professional film and video equipment, you probably haven’t worked with HDMI cables. The video output from most DSLR cameras is High-Definition Multimedia Interface
need to take a picture or quick video clip at each stop of your lens. You should not notice a slight change in color or loss of sharpness throughout the stops on the lens. If you find either of these problems, get a new filter. If you are in a pinch and that is all you have available, make a note of which stops are still sharp enough and cause the least amount of color shift or loss. Then make sure you shoot only with those f-stops when that filter is on the camera. Color Shift Color shifting
backgrounds, but in a field setting you should minimize as much ambient light as possible and avoid bright lights or glare on the monitor. Cover the Monitor If you do not have a tent or area where you can get out of the sun, then make sure to have a black cloth (Duvetyne works great) that you can drape over you and the monitor. Ambient light that hits your monitor has the greatest impact on degrading how you perceive color, contrast, and exposure. You can use a blanket or jacket in a pinch.
they can be used to enhance your image and increase your post-production options. DSLR cameras offer in-camera control over several aspects of the picture. These controls are usually offered with several manufacturer presets and usually with the option to design your own custom adjustment setting crafted for any particulars such as lighting, lenses, specific looks, or whatever different parameters may be in play for your shoot. If you don’t choose an option or change the picture style, the camera
In fact, knowing the numeric values of the color may be a great shortcut for changing the color. To do this, you will need to understand what color expression system is in use. Test and modify settings with multiple images. If you work with only one image and don’t do any testing, you’ll have no way to see every possible color or lighting setup. You work with one image to get close and then test with other images captured in the same location and/or lighting setups. ■ Changing the Camera