Join Rob Sheppard for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting the moving subject, part of Video for Photographers: Shooting with a DSLR.
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In this movie, I want to refine how to shoot a moving subject.…As you shoot video, you should be looking for movement and starting to shoot it,…but sometimes the subject will simply move in place and other times the subject…will move all over a large area.…That can be a challenge.…These dancers can certainly move over a large area and if you're trying to do…a medium shot, that can be very difficult because they can get in and out of your shot.…So we need to think of ways of dealing with movement besides just backing up and…showing everything in a wide shot, because that ends up giving a subject that's…very small plus the movement very small in this big frame.…
One thing I can do here is find a vantage point that will show the movement…in more or less one spot, so I can keep the camera steady while the subject moves around.…When your subject moves but the frame stays still, the movement of the subject…can often be emphasized in a very nice way.…So right now, they are going to be dancing in one area.…
- 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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