Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Trade-offs with aperture adjustment, part of Up and Running with DSLR Filmmaking.
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Chad Perkins: Personally my favorite way to adjust exposure using the camera is with aperture. …Brian Liepe: Yeah, it's a great way to adjust exposure because it's optical and not electronic, …like shutter speed or ISO. …You'll typically get better results from optical adjustments. …Chad Perkins: One of the cool tricks with aperture is that if we open it up, we let …a lot of light into the scene. …In this shot there really isn't much light but because the aperture is open all the way, …and also because DSLR cameras are super sensitive to light, the shot looks great.…
Brian Liepe: Yeah that shot is pretty cool but you'll notice that the objects in the …foreground or the objects just in front of your subject and the objects just behind your …subjects are out of focus. …And that's what happens when you open up your aperture, your depth of field decreases, which …means your plane of focus becomes more narrow. …So the distance in which objects are in focus becomes more narrow. …Chad Perkins: So let's take a look at these spheres. …
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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