- We've talked about cameras,…but we haven't actually talked about…the way the image is recorded.…Compressed and stored, let's review that now.…It's important that the method of recording the image…matches the cameras method of creating it.…Otherwise the cinematographer could find himself…throwing away a lot of image quality and money…by shooting with the right camera but recording…the image in the wrong way or the other way around.…For the sake of simplicity I'm going to continue to…use the term "record" to talk about the way…we transfer and store digital footage.…
The image is transferred to a drive…using software to describe the way…the image is to be stored and eventually retrieved.…The amount of data required to transfer and store…that image is referred to as bandwidth.…Bandwidth is a reliable measure of image quality.…The higher the bandwidth the greater…the quality of the image.…It's possible to record images very simply.…You can select a small digital camera…and record onto small media like SD cards…that you can slide into a slot in the camera.…
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 Intermediate
Foundations of Video: The Art of Editingwith Norman Hollyn3h 47m Intermediate
1. Before You Start Filming
2. Principles of Storytelling
4. Understanding the Camera
8. Camera Movement
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