Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting a "flat" image, part of Up and Running with DSLR Filmmaking.
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Chad Perkins: The default setting when shooting with DSLRs creates a high contrast, but beautiful …image and that might be great for you. …But the down side of that is it doesn't leave you much if any room to make changes later in post. …Because of this I personally prefer to shoot flat. …In other words, I actually want an image that is as washed out as possible. I don't want …bright highlights or dark shadows. …This ensures that I have as much detail as possible in both the shadows and the highlights. …If you ever seen dailies from film shoots, you seen a very washed out image there too.…
It's just generally a good idea to get as much information captured as possible, and …shooting flat is one of the best ways you can do that. …Next, Brian is going to show you how to actually shoot flat, how to do it, and how to customize …the look of the footage you capture. …
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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