The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook

The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook : Real-World Production Techniques

By (author) Barry Anderson , By (author) Janie L. Geyen

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A how-to guide for getting professional-quality video from your DSLR Shooting HD Video with a video-enabled DSLR has many benefits and some tricky drawbacks that digital filmmakers and videographers can overcome to get professional results. The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook helps filmmakers harness the HD video capabilities of their DSLRs to create professional-level video. Packed with professionally-tested techniques, this indispensible book serves as a training guide for the complex steps that must be taken before, during, and after filming. * Teaches you the key tools and techniques for using your DSLR to shoot high-quality, professional-level video * Distills dense information about filmmaking and filters it down to easily understood granules * Shows you what to expect and what to avoid with your DSLR and how to maximize the visual look of your film * Shares tools and techniques that have been used in real-world, independent movie-making environments The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook shows you how to overcome any tricky drawbacks that you may face while shooting HD video with your DSLR.

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  • Online resource | 416 pages
  • 200.66 x 251.46 x 25.4mm | 1,111.3g
  • 20 Jan 2012
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester
  • English
  • Original
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0470876603
  • 9780470876602
  • 161,910

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Barry Andersson is an award-winning independent filmmaker. His career started with live television video production and now includes several acclaimed short films, a television pilot, commercials, and a DSLR feature-length film. Follow him on Twitter: @mopho-barry. Janie L. Geyen has a law degree with an emphasis on entertainment and contract law. She has produced several award-winning short films, a television pilot, and a recently completed feature-length DSLR film. She is currently producing another DSLR feature. Follow her on Twitter: @deodand.

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This indispensable book explains what you need to do before, during and after filming. (Photo Plus, May 2012) This tome is packed with useful information and an impressive introduction to shooting video with your DSLR . (Advanced Photographer, June 2012)

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Get expert results with your DSLR-- before, during, and after the shoot They look like standard digital cameras for taking still photos, but the video and filmmaking capabilities of today's DSLR cameras can take you to Hollywood. If you want to create independent films and full-length HD videos with your DSLR camera, this detailed guide is where you need to start. Packed with professional movie-making secrets, solid technical advice, and practical timesavers, this unique book offers real-world solutions for all aspects of DSLR filmmaking, including: Choosing the best camera, lenses, and accessories for your shoot Working with still lenses vs. cinema lenses Using your gear in the field Lighting your scene with studio or available light Setting up your camera to achieve the visual look you desire Evaluating color on set, color grade in post, and creating a "look" for your final project Deciding whether it's better to record sound on your own or hire a pro Rigging and moving your camera for car chases or action shots Shooting under water Understand outdoor lighting conditions before you shoot Choose and use the best equipment for your film's needs Choose the optimal settings for everything from web video to theater presentation

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