Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a viewfinder, part of Learning DSLR Filmmaking.
Brian Liepe: Viewfinders, like monitors, help the camera operator in shooting conditions …that require a close eye on the footage that's being captured. …For example, in really sunny locations, trying to see the LCD screen is extremely difficult. …Even with shade, light is coming in from every direction, from the sun, bouncing up …from the ground, just making it really hard to see what's going on. …So use a viewfinder which keeps the light from obscuring your view of the LCD and seals …in light at the point of contact with your eye.…
I used a Zacuto Z-Finder for all these shots in Africa where the sunshine was way too bright …to see my LCD if I didn't have it. …The viewfinder typically magnifies the image anywhere from 1.5 times the actual size to …three times the size, so that the image fills your field of vision when you're operating the camera.… …
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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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1. Photography Basics
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3. Understanding Lenses
4. In Production
6. Common DSLR Pitfalls
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