Join Anthony Q. Artis for an in-depth discussion in this video Mastering hand-held shooting, part of Video Foundations: Cameras and Shooting.
So I already discussed the importance and advantages of using a tripod to get steady shots.…But there is a flipside to every argument, and the flipside to using a tripod is going…handheld, which has its own unique advantages.…A potential downside to using a tripod is that a video full of all rock-steady shots…can often become boring and formal.…Handheld camera work, on the other hand, can be much more personal and subjective.…When shooting handheld, you can quickly change positions to cover the action in a dynamic…scene as it shifts.…
This means you can quickly change positions to cover the action from a reverse angle,…or another subject's point of view, and you'll have greater options to get creative with camera moves.…Going handheld allows you to really shoot for the cut and capture more dynamic scene…by grabbing full coverage from multiple angles in a short amount of time.…A nimble and skilled camera person can easily make it seem like there were three cameras…recording any given event, with a little forethought and hustle.…
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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