When you are on set, it might be difficult to know which lens you are going to need. How can you pre-visualize a shot without having your camera and lenses with you? This is where the app Artemis Viewfinder comes into play. Author Richard Harrington demonstrates how to use Artemis Viewfinder to decide what lenses you will need to bring.
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- When you're on set it's sometimes difficult to know…which lens you're going to need…and if you didn't pack it,…well then you can't use it at all.…The trick is is that you want to be able to previsualize.…Before you go digging in the bag…or sending a crew member for a lens change.…Well it's useful to know what lens you actually need.…There's a great app call Artemis Viewfinder…which takes you smart phone…and allows it to simulate a traditional…film or video camera.…You can actually specify the type of sensor you're using.…And then choose from a wide collection of lenses.…
And right on the screen you'll be able to see…what sort of reach you'd get out of an individual lens.…Now keep in mind it is going to do a digital zoom,…but it does allow you to quickly previsualize…what sort of a lens you need for this reach.…Now we're on location in a stairwell…and we're thinking of using this for one of the scenes,…and I'd like to get an idea of what sort of prime lenses…I would need in order to cover the scene.…Our producer Rachel is sitting at the top of the stairs…
In this course, photographer, video producer, and educator Rich Harrington takes you on a tour of the kinds of apps that can streamline photo and video projects of all kinds. Review different iOS and Android apps to simplify your entire production, from planning shoots remotely to recording audio on set.
- Location scouting virtually
- Annotating photos during location scouting
- Creating storyboards
- Slating camera takes
- Recording audio on location
- Forecasting the weather
- Understanding the position of the sun, moon, and stars