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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: Hey there, I'm Robbie Carmen. Male 2: And I'm Rich Harrington. Male 1: And Rich, this week we want to talk about getting our already small DSLR camera into an even tighter space. Because a lot of times we're in situations, maybe in a car or a tight room, or maybe you're shooting a horror film and somebody's getting, running into a closet or something. Male 2: And you and I have broad shoulders so it fills up the space anyways. Male 1: Exactly. So we want to talk this week about getting our camera into smaller places. Now, by default, these cameras, you know, even the big pro bodies are not very big.
Male 2: Yeah. Male 1: Compared to a traditional video camera. You can get there. You know, just reach in with your hands. In your relatively small space. But the problem really comes when you want to have the camera in a sort of more stable position. Like you would on a tripod or something like that. Or mounted in a way, in a position, or place, that you normally wouldn't be able to get to. Fortunately, we have lots of tools, to help us, do this very thing, get the camera into tight spaces, and positioned in non traditional ways. Male 2: Yeah we're going to run through a lot of things here, we're going to talk about, a special type of tripod head, we're going to run through what are called gorilla pods, it's a brand name.
There's other ones out there. Talk about the lens skirt to cut down on reflections. There's lots of approaches here. The big thing, I just want you to realize, is that there are specialty shooting situations. Male 1: Mm Hm Male 2: A lot of times, if I am trying to get that shot, it's because I want to have multiple angles of coverage. Maybe it's a point of view shot, maybe it's a reaction shot or a reverse. Or, it's because I'm trying to run six camera angles with two or three people. It's not hard to sometimes get that tight shot but Rob, you brought up a very valid point. What happens if you don't have an operator? You know, you could reach in with that camera but what if there's no one to hold it? So, sometimes we need secure ways to basically mount the camera in a hard to access location.
Or make it stable so it could be left relatively unattended. So when we get back we're going to talk about the Gorillapods first, right? Male 1: Yep. Male 2: All right. Male 1: Sounds like a plan. Male 2: We'll be right back.
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