Join Rob Sheppard for an in-depth discussion in this video Basic shooting, part of Video for Photographers: Shooting with a DSLR.
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As I discuss video techniques with a DSLR camera, I would suggest you get your…camera out and give them a try.…One of the great things about working digitally is that you are not using up…anything, such as film or video tape.…So there's no cost to experimenting and trying out techniques.…Even if you don't have a great subject to work with, like we do with these…dancers here, still give some of these things a try just so you can get a better…feel of how your camera is going to shoot video.…In this lesson, we are going to really get down and look at applying some basic…techniques that you will need for shooting your video.…
First, let's talk about composition.…You are dealing with a very wide format when you are shooting HD video.…This is much wider than you are used to using when you're shooting still photos.…It is important that you use the entire width for your composition.…If you are only paying attention to the center part of your image area,…you will easily pick up stuff on one side or the other that could be very…
- Understanding video resolution and frame rates
- Comparing DSLRs and camcorders
- Choosing equipment, from tripods to memory cards to lights
- Achieving the right exposure
- Working with shutter speed limitations
- Setting white balance
- Recording better audio with an external microphone
- Incorporating movement and storytelling into video
- Preparing for video editing
Skill Level Beginner
1. Differences Between Photography and Video
Choosing a video frame rate3m 17s
2. Gearing Up
3. Hands-On Shooting: Switching to Video
4. Sound Issues
5. Hands-On Shooting: Refining Your Video Techniques
6. Preparing for the Edit
Preparing for the edit7m 13s
Stay focused1m 47s
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