Join Bill Dill for an in-depth discussion in this video Primes vs. Zooms, part of Learning Cinematography: 1 Narrative Fundamentals.
– On early video cameras, we used to think of the…camera and lens as a single unit.…Having separate sensors for red, green, and blue…manufactures had to build those cameras…as if the lens and camera were one.…That's no longer the case today.…With the single sensor digital cameras we…have today, the lens can be swapped like any…other accessory you attach to the camera.…As a result, the make, model, and type of lens…is an important variable in the…digital cinematographer's art.…
Before you select a particular manufacturer's lenses,…make sure you know what the look of the…movie is because the look of a lens…can be quite different from one manufacturer to the next.…You might even find differences in the look created…by different models of lenses from the same manufacturers…that one, may work better for your movie than another.…Test out a few different models to make sure you…find one that matches the tone you want for your movie.…Not only do you have choices in manufacturers of lenses,…you have a choice of how you change from…
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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