Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Stabilizing your camera, part of Learning DSLR Filmmaking.
Brian Liepe: These DSLRs are really lightweight. …When shooting handheld, it's very easy to simply hold the camera in your hands for an extended period of time. …But there are some drawbacks to the size and weight of these cameras. …If I'm shooting on a lens that doesn't have a stabilization mechanism or I'm shooting …without stabilization hardware, like a shoulder mount, the longest focal length I can safely …operate or operate without unwanted shake is about a 24 mm lens. …Anything longer than that is when I start to see that my arms just aren't good enough …and that that natural breathing life giving movement that we all love about handheld shooting …transitions to a kind of unnatural and harsh camera shake.…
So in order to avoid this we need to weigh down the camera and mount it so that we can …still have the freedom of those fluid drifting shots. …One way to do this is to use a shoulder mount. …Here you can see that I've got counterweights on the back, so the leverage point exists …
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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
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