Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Camera suggestions for background plates, part of Practical Motion Background Workshop.
So, what type of camera do you need?…Well, what type of camera do you have?…Chances are you own a camera.…I don't care if it's your iPhone; you have a camera.…These days HD video is everywhere, but if you have a choice or you can borrow…some equipment, I really prefer a DSLR or something like a RED.…What you want is a large sensor, because this is going to give you the ability…to get that shallow depth of field.…Now, a DSLR on its own won't give you that look.…
To get there you're going to want a fast lens, probably something around 2.8 or faster.…Now, I've got a prime lens here, an 85 millimeter. We'll also be looking at some…other lenses while we're shooting.…It doesn't matter; whatever lens you can afford will work just fine.…I am going to show you how even a kit lens at f4 for an aperture will still…work, but if you can get down to the 2.8 or the 1.8 or even 1.4 range, it goes a long way.…Another nice thing besides the prime lens, if you can get one, is a macro lens.…
This is going to come in handy, because you could use it for really tight…
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- Selecting a camera
- Using a turntable to rotate your subject while you film
- Lighting the scene
- Choosing a frame rate
- Creating dancing shadows
- Shooting "through" objects
- Making a loop
- Building the composition
- Retiming clips
- Rendering the background
Skill Level Intermediate
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Intermediate
1. The Technique in Brief
2. Gathering Source Materials
3. Set the Stage
4. Shooting Techniques
5. Get Organized for Post
6. Creating Backgrounds with Adobe After Effects
7. Creating Backgrounds in a Nonlinear Editing Tool
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