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This weekly course covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré. Authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman will also help you understand the impacts of compression and the difference between cropped (or micro 4/3rds) and full-sized sensors in cameras, and much more. This continual FAQ guide is a handy way to find the answers to the questions that plague you the most.
Male 1: So while we're talking about home improvement stores, Rich. There's a plethora of stuff to be found in a home improvement store. Rich: Oh yeah. Male 1: That can really help you on set. Rich: Yeah, absolutely. Male 1: And you have something in your hand, that I think that everybody should have in their set of tools. Rich: Well this is a high-end model, but it's a flashlight. And you can absolutely get a flashlight. Flashlight at any home improvement store. Those Mag lights get really bright. Male 1: Yeah. Rich: And in a pinch, you can use those to fill in light on a set. What I have here is a special production model. It looks a lot like a hand-held power drill.
This particular one is tungsten, and its got the right color temperature. And this will easily fill in that light, I can adjust it and spot it up or down. Runs off a rechargeable battery, so this is meant for just quick handheld lighting. So if we're in a pinch, we're on set and it's really dark, we need to add a little bit of fill, we can pop it in. Male 1: Well this is great for something like a car too, right? Where you might not have the ability, maybe you're doing a show that's kind of run and gun thing, and you just need that, you know, be filming something real quick in an interview in a car, well just position that off, balance it off the ceiling, you know, a PA can hold it, it's easy.
Rich: Yeah. This particular one actually has thread mounts on the bottom, so you could attach it to a tripod or a lighting stand. So it's meant to be able to be mounted. But you also can easily just use a simple grip from a, like a mafer clamp. Male 1: Mm-hm. Rich: Or a normal piece of lighting grip to hold a flashlight. And that's going to make it really easy. Just remember. The goal here is to have lots of options, so you don't find yourself without enough light to get the shot.
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