Join Bill Dill for an in-depth discussion in this video Complex cameras, part of Learning Cinematography: 1 Narrative Fundamentals.
- There's another class of cameras…I'll call complex cameras.…This category has changed the most in recent years.…There is such a wide range of features…available to cameras in this class…that technically there should be…a third category between simple and complex.…However, I'm including them in this category…because of their on-set and post-production implications,…not just the price of the camera itself.…If you choose one of these cameras,…you should be clear that depending on how you use it,…there may be hidden downstream costs involved…that may not be reflected in the production budget…but which will definitely show up in the post budget.…
These cameras tend to be larger and more expensive.…They offer you more control and wider lens options…than the simple cameras.…They can output a picture that can be displayed…on a standard HD monitor.…But what they're really designed for…is to produce higher-quality pictures…that allow more flexibility in creating looks…than possible with simple cameras.…We use the term workflow to describe…
Follow along and learn the fundamentals required to shoot a story with a camera. Learn how to plan your production, assemble a crew, choose the right camera and lenses, and make creative choices that best fit the themes, characters, and story of your film. Bill covers the elements of composition, exposure, optics, lighting, and camera movement. Part 2 (coming in November 2016) will show you how to put all these ideas together on set, and deliver the footage to an editor and director for assembly into a complete, coherent, and compelling story.
- Motion picture history
- Preproduction planning
- Working with a crew and actors
- Understanding the story
- Composition in film
- Working with different types of cameras
- Recording, compression, and storage
- Choosing a lens and focal length
- Finding the correct exposure
- Lighting a scene
- Lighting and grip equipment
- Camera movement
Skill Level Beginner
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
Foundations of Video: The Art of Editingwith Norman Hollyn3h 47m Appropriate for all
1. Before You Start Filming
2. Principles of Storytelling
4. Understanding the Camera
8. Camera Movement
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