Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Variable ND filter, part of DSLR Video Tips: Lighting.
Robbie Carman: So Rich, in situations where you want to use an ND filter, you…know, that obviously cuts down on the amount of light coming into the camera.…Rich Harrington: Yeah.…Robbie Carman: However in a situation like this, we're out…on this beach, and we have sort of, a mixed…environment where, part of the scene might be a little…dark, part of the scene might be a little bright.…Rich Harrington: The clouds are moving. The light can change at any moment.…Robbie Carman: An ND filter is sort of a hammer on something that needs…more of like I don't what something more gentle than a hammer would be.…Rich Harrington: A small chisel.…Robbie Carman: A small chisel. Exactly.…So enter the variable ND Filter. Rich Harrington: Yeah.…Robbie Carman: Tell us a little bit about that.…Rich Harrington: Well what it has here is this particular filter has a minimum…and a maximum value, and essentially as you turn the dial it actually gets darker.…
So you can see right through there.…How it's changing. Robbie Carman: Yep, absolutely.…
- Moving lights off-center
- Controlling exposure in bright areas
- Using ND filters and matte boxes
- Overpowering a backlight
- Maximizing available light with reflectors and shiny boards
- Using battery-operated LEDs and flashlights
- Enhancing shots in post-production
Skill Level Intermediate
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Intermediate
DSLR Video Tips: Cameras & Lenseswith Richard Harrington8h 13m Intermediate
DSLR Video Tips: Technical Knowledgewith Richard Harrington4h 7m Intermediate
1. Can I Attach Lights to the Camera?
Moving lights off-center3m 42s
2. How Do I Control Exposure and Depth of Field in Bright Light?
3. How Do I Deal with Backlit Subjects in Production?
4. How Do I Light without Electrical Outlets Using Available Light?
5. How Do I Light without Electrical Outlets Using Alternate Sources?
6. How Do I Deal with Backlit Subjects in Post-Production?
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