DSLR Cinema Crafting the Film Look with Large Sensor Video Cameras

ISBN-10: 0240823737

ISBN-13: 9780240823737

Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)

Authors: Kurt Lancaster

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Video-capable DSLR cameras give filmmakers a quality previously impossible without high-end cinema cameras. Exploring the cinematic quality and features offered by hybrid DSLRs, this book empowers the filmmaker to craft visually stunning images inexpensively.Learn to think more like a cinematographer than a videographer, whether shooting for a feature, short fiction, documentary, video journalism, or even a wedding. DSLR Cinema offers insight into different shooting styles, real-world tips and techniques, and advice on postproduction workflow as it guides you in crafting a film-like look.Case studies feature an international cast of cutting edge DSLR shooters today, including Philip Bloom (England), Bernardo Uzeda (Brazil), Rii Schroer (Germany), Jeremy Ian Thomas (United States), Shane Hurlbut, ASC (United States), and Po Chan (Hong Kong). Their films are examined in detail, exploring how each exemplifies great storytelling, exceptional visual character, and how you can push the limits of your DSLR.* Inside perspective from a master class of DSLR shooters * Emphasis on visual technique related to great stories * Progression from the fundamental tools needed by DSLR shooters to advanced techniques * Wide array of technical information: composition, lighting, camera movement, lenses, audio, postproduction workflow, and more * Lavish, full-color illustrations showcase real world examples from real DSLR videos * Companion Web site shows you the films discussed in the book, and more
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List price: $45.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Kurt Lancaster is Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the School of Communication at Northern Arizona University, where he teaches courses on documentary multimedia production, scriptwriting, and production techniques. He has shot documentaries that have screened nationally and internationally. He has also consulted The Christian Science Monitor , training some of their print journalists in video journalism, as well as shooting and editing documentary journalism pieces. He writes for the DocumentaryTech blog (http://documentarytech.com). He is author of several books including DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Video and  Building a Home Movie Studio and Getting Your Films Online.

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Introduction: The HDSLR Cinema Revolution
DSLR Shooter's Toolkit
Composition, Blocking, and Camera Movement
Lighting Your DSLR Shoot
Exposing Your Shots with DSLRs
Using DSLR Picture Styles
Recording Quality Audio with DSLRs: Yes, It's Possible!
DSLR Postproduction Workflow and Techniques
Telling Better Stories with Your DSLR
Master DSLR Shooters at Work: Case Studies
Crafting the Film Look with Postproduction
Crafting the Film Look by Building a Rapport with Characters
Crafting the Film Look with Cinema Lenses
Crafting the Film Look with Location and CGI Art
Crafting the Film Look with Light; Composition, and Blocking
Crafting the Film Look with Sound Design
Crafting the Film Look with Puppets and Miniature Sets
Getting the Gear
DSLR Cinema Gear for Low Budget Shooters
Image Resolution
ISO Tests for the Canon 5D Mark II and 7D
Exposure and Dynamic Range
Luminance and Chrominance Compression
Story Treatment to The Last 3 Minutes by Po Chan
Twelve Steps for HDSLR Shooting
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