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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, in situations where you need a little bit more of a reflective surface in a larger size, a shiny board is a perfect option. Not only does it have more physical size of reflective surface, as you can see here, it actually doesn't need to be held. This particular one I just have mounted onto a C-Stand. I have this frame here mounted to the C-Stand, and then these little bolts right here actually position the shiny board. So the cool thing about shiny boards, is that if your on a really tight budget, you can actually make the shiny board yourself. Simply get a piece of heavy duty card board or foam board or something like that.
And just put some tin foil on it. That's pretty cheap. But here I actually have a professional shiny board and this particular one has two different reflective surfaces on it. So this front surface that I'm looking at right now is really shiny. And this is called as silver lumen. This going to give you a nice direct sort of reflection, on to the subject that you are recording. However over on this side, I have an other pattern. This is refer to as a honeycomb. A honeycomb is a great pattern to use, when you want a less harsh light on your subject. But still want to be able to reflect or bounce some natural light on to what you are recording.
And the other great thing about the shiny board, is that you can position it however you need. So you can rotate it, you can tilt it up and down, however you want the light to bounce onto your subject. And it's a great, very useful, and relatively cheap tool that you should always have with you. When you're in an outdoor location, and you want to use natural light, but you want that natural light to shine in a really nice, sort of positive way on the subject that you're trying to record.
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