DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook Real-World Production Techniques

ISBN-10: 0470876603

ISBN-13: 9780470876602

Edition: 2012

Authors: Barry Andersson, Janie L. Geyen

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A hands-on how-to guide for getting the most from your DSLR's video capabilitiesMost of today's DSLRs have the ability to shoot HD video, yet many digital camera owners either don't know how to use the video feature or don't know how to maximize the camera's potential for shooting video. DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook helps you harness the HD video capabilities of your digital camera so that you can create a professional-level video. Packed with tried-and-true tools and techniques for getting high-quality video, 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 Escorts you through common challenges, such as how to handle overcoming audio shortcomings, shooting underwater, training a film crew, etc. Shares real-world examples and helpful case studies to provide you with an idea of the potential that exists when shooting HD video with your DSLRDSLR 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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Book details

List price: $33.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Fundamentals of DSLR Filmaking
Features of DSLR Cameras
Features of SLR Lenses
How Sensor Size and Lenses Interact
Gear and Recommendations
What Camera Is Right for You?
Lenses and Accessories
Tripod and Dollies
Specialty Items and Miscellaneous
Planning Your Gear Package
Testing and Custom Settings
Camera-Specific Testing
Testing Equipment Interactions
Using In-camera Presets
Changing the Camera Presets for Image Control
Customizing Your Picture Style: Steps for Canon DSLR Cameras
Cameras and Lenses on Location
Using Cameras on Location
Using Lenses on Location
Camera Motion and Support
Camera Motion
Types of Camera Movement
Planning the Motion
Gear for Designing and Controlling Movement
Stabilizing Your Camera Motion
Motion, the Edit, and Cutting
Lighting on Location
Planning the Lights
Choosing Lights
Principles for Setting Lighting
Types of Lights by Position
Lighting for Special Situations
Managing Light
Light Quality
Picking Exposure
Sound on Location
The Role of Sound
Recording Sound with DSLR Cameras
Microphones and Key Accessories
Planning, Setting Up, and Recording a Shoot
Organizing and Storing Data in the Field
Setting Up a File System
Capture Formats
Backing Up Your Footage on Set
Organizing Data on Set
Avoiding Problems: What to Do, What to Take
Shooting Problems
Hardware Problems
Ways to Save the Shot
Converting and Editing Your Footage
Setting the Foundation for Post-Production Workflow
Choosing the Right Hard Drives
Backing Up Data
Choosing and Using an Editing Codec
Editing Your Footage
Audio Crash Course
Syncing Your Audio and Video
Troubleshooting Out-of-Sync Sound
Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR)
Color Correction and Grading
Color Theory and the Eye
Color Correction on Set: Outside of the Camera
Color Correction on Set: Inside of the Camera
What Is This Camera Shooting Anyway and Why Do I Care?
Post-Production Color Correction and Grading
Understanding Compression
Outputting Your Video
One File Fits All
Fixing It in Post
Primary Color Correction
Micromanaging with Regional Color Corrections
Secondary Color Correction
Faux Lens Effects
Behind-the-Lens Fakery
A Brief Guide to Underwater Cinematography
Rigging a Car
Achieving That Cinematic Look: Ramping and Changing Frames per Second
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