Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Tripods and monopods are your friends, part of Video for Photographers: 1 Filmmaking Essentials.
- There are many camera support tools out there,…and I see more and more everyday.…But I truly believe that our good old friend, the tripod,…is a great starting point in video productions.…- [Voiceover] The height of the tripod is…the height of the camera, and therefore…the perspective for the viewer…understanding or watching our story.…How fast or how slow we pan or tilt…is also an important consideration.…A very slow pan will force the viewer to take in…all of the information within the frame.…
Or a very frantic panning or tilting will…disorient the viewer and add like…this chaos or energy to the scene.…- It is important to note that video tripods…are different than photography tripods…because they have a fluid head.…- [Voiceover] They are called fluid head because…they have actual fluid inside that will…help you to make very smooth movements…that you can repeat time and time again.…- I'm sure you have seen at any sports event,…sideline photographers with a monopod.…
In that case they're using the monopod…to support very long lenses.…
In this course, Emmy-winning filmmaker Eduardo Angel helps bridge the gap between photography and film—between still pictures and moving images—by showing what it takes to transition to video. The course covers the most essential video production techniques, from framing and lighting for continuous shots to directing the viewer's attention and incorporating camera movement and sound—Eduardo even provides a brief overview of his post-production workflow. By following along with Eduardo and his team, you'll understand why these concepts are so important and start applying them to your video and hybrid projects right away.
Look for the follow-up course, Video for Photographers 02: Filmmaking On Location, where Eduardo shows how these lessons apply to a real-world shoot. Coming soon to the lynda.com library!
- Understanding the 5 Cs of cinematography
- Choosing the right camera
- Framing for continuous shots
- Lighting techniques
- Using camera movement to enhance your story
- Leading the senses with sound
- Working with different microphones
- Editing and post-production considerations