Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting shallow depth of field, part of Up and Running with DSLR Filmmaking.
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Chad Perkins: So we've been talking here and there throughout this training series about …getting that coveted shallow depth of field look. …We thought it might be nice to just kind of combine all those tips and tricks and add …little bit more to the story in this tutorial about getting a shallow depth of field. …Brian Liepe: One of the first steps in achieving that really cool shallow depth of field look …is choosing the right lens. …I like to use a lens that has a focal length of 50mm or higher. …Now it not impossible to get a shallow depth of field with a focal length less then that …and we'll definitely teach you more about that later on.…
It's just easier using a telephoto lens because it magnifies those out of focus areas, and …it just makes getting this look a lot easier. …Chad Perkins: The next step in achieving shallow depth of field, is we want to of course open up the aperture …as much as possible, because again, as we open up the aperture we're going to shrink that …area of focus, and that's what creates that cool shallow depth of field effect. …
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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