Join Anthony Q. Artis for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing the right tripod, part of Video Foundations: Cameras and Shooting.
The most important part of your camera package apart from the camera itself is your tripod.…Smooth pans and tilts and nice even zooms are best accomplished with a good professional quality tripod.…And on a practical note, using a tripod is much easier on the back and knees than shooting handheld all day.…Your hands can be free to write, signal an assistant, or swap out media cards.…You can also tilt or pan smoothly across the scene, or just chill and relax a little when the…action is stationary.…
And a quick word of advice before I jump in here, cheap plastic consumer level tripods…are far more trouble than they're worth when it comes to video.…They simply won't do the job, and you are eventually going to end up spending more money…to buy a professional quality tripod or you are going to suffer through one box camera…move after another.…So don't even think about these.…Similarly, tripods designed for still photo use, are also not suitable for video.…Now yes, they are going to hold a camera still just fine, however, they were not meant for…
AuthorAnthony Q. Artis
- Exploring the different types of video cameras
- Understanding how to focus
- Shooting with shallow depth of field
- Understanding exposure
- Using ND filters to correct overexposure
- Using gain to brighten an underexposed shot
- Choosing the right shutter speed
- White-balancing a shot
- Working with a tripod
- Shooting handheld
- Using a boom microphone
- Setting up a 4-point lighting scene
- Using corrective gels
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Getting Started in Video
2. Camera Essentials
3. Moving the Camera
4. Audio Essentials
5. Lighting Essentials
Using corrective gels9m 10s
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