Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting a beautiful shot, part of Up and Running with DSLR Filmmaking.
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Chad Perkins: In this video we're going to do something kind of unique and pretty awesome. …What we're going to do is we're going to take a regular old ugly shot like this, …and we are going to show you some real-world easy things to do to make it absolutely beautiful. …Before we get started, let's introduce our beautiful model Kelsey. …And Kelsey Tiger is a good friend of ours and she's worked with me on this iPad app …that I did. She played the lead, …and she's also on the cover of one of my books. …And she's just an amazing model to work with.…
Brian Liepe: We started out with the subject against a wall, no lights and a 24 mm lens …which shows some distortion in our subject's face. …So we moved her away from the wall, moved the camera back, and threw on a 35mm lens. …This gave us more depth and lessened the distortion in her face. …We then turned off the practical lights, which are just the light fixtures that are built …in to the building, because they just looked awful. …We lit her using two soft LED lamps jelled with Lee 216 filters, and then we shot the …
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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