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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: Okay. So now we've made our marks, both out in the actual scene and on the follow focus unit itself. Now obviously the next step is to just try the move out. So what we're going to do is we're going to have our talent out here in the scene just walk naturally down through the scene hitting each one of those marks. What I'm going to do is look at this monitor right here. And as the talent gets to each marker, I'm going to adjust the follow focus to the marks that I've made. Kevin's going to make the pictures look pretty and the talent is just going to walk through the scene hitting each one of those marks. Are you ready? Action.
Cool. So, I think you can see, it's a pretty straightforward, easy thing to do, to get critical focus using a Follow Focus. Some marks out in the scene, and some marks on the actual Follow Focus ring itself. And as I said before it's not an essential piece of kit, but when you're trying to hit critical focus it's a very, very useful and practical tool.
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