Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Focusing for video, part of Up and Running with DSLR Filmmaking.
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Chad Perkins: Focusing on a subject, especially when you're using a DSLR with a large sensor …size and often has a shallow depth field, is extremely important regardless of what you're shooting. …Brian Liepe: To get focus on your DSLR, in movie mode move the white focus rectangle …to the area in the image you want to be in focus. …Press the magnify button once for 5 times magnification or twice for 10 times the magnification. …Spin the focus ring until you've achieved focus. …Press the magnify button once more and it will toggle back out to your original frame.…
Chad Perkins: Most still photographers just can't live without auto-focus, but as videographers …using our DSLRs, we don't have that luxury. We have to pull focus with the focus ring on the lens. …But because of that, we could actually use old school SLR lenses, like this one here …this old Nikon lens that I have, and you can often find really high-quality lenses for …cheap, because you don't need them to have auto-focus they just have manual focus. …
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- Understanding aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- Using lenses as a tool in storytelling
- Establishing focus for video
- Achieving a shallow depth of field
- Using equipment like clapperboards and matte boxes
- Editing and color correcting footage
- Using cinematography techniques to get beautiful shots
- Avoiding rolling shutter and moiré