Join Anthony Q. Artis for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding how to focus, part of Video Foundations: Cameras and Shooting.
Now let's talk about the all- important subject of focus.…A clear and sharp picture is a hallmark of the professional shooter.…Pay constant attention to your focus whenever you shooting video, regardless of whether you're…using a camera that costs $2,000 or $200,000, or whether you're shooting stills, video,…or film. There is still only one way to do it right, and that's manually.…So make sure your camera is in Manual Focus mode, then follow these simple steps.…
First, you want to zoom fully into your subject.…If your subject is a person, you always want to zoom into their eyes, not their nose, not…their chin, not their outfit, but their eyes every single time--the window to the soul.…Next set your focus by adjusting the focus ring or focus wheel, whichever one your camera has.…Lastly, pull back to adjust your shot to the desired composition.…If you do it this way every single time, you are now free to zoom and readjust your shot…without fear of ever losing focus.…
As long as both you and your subject stay in the same position, every shot you compose…
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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2. Camera Essentials
3. Moving the Camera
4. Audio Essentials
5. Lighting Essentials
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