With the arrival of high-definition video-enabled DSLR cameras, photographers are faced with an opportunity for creativity and a competitive edge in their field unlike anything they’ve experienced before. Add to that the expanding demands from a video-hungry audience and it’s no longer a matter of if you are going to add video to your repertoire of skills, it’s when. Here to guide you in a thorough exploration of the video-making process — from preproduction to post — and to ease your transition from still to motion are four veterans who speak the language of both photography and video fluently. With their clear, instructive approach, they quickly get you up to speed on everything from picking your gear, to properly lighting for motion, to using professional-level audio, color correction, and editing techniques, to media management and outputting, and much more. Here are just a few highlights from this richly illustrated, completely interactive book and DVD:
Explores the entire spectrum of video for DSLR camera owners, with recommendations on gear, planning, lighting, lenses, audio, editing, color correcting, exporting, media management, and more.Covers a wide variety of shooting styles, including indoor, outdoor, studio, portrait, event, and available light.Addresses technical challenges associated with DSLR video, such as camera movement, multiple camera coverage, low-light videography, and synchronized sound.Explores additional creative techniques such as stop motion and timelapse photography in depth.Includes a real-world example of a music video and promo package throughout the book to demonstrate concepts in action, with additional profiles of photography experts in nature, sports, commercial, and weddings and events.The accompanying DVD contains over 6 hours of video training that delves deeper into each topic, as well as high-definition footage, hands-on project files, and templates to experiment with and follow along.
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Is This Worth the Price - YES, YES, YES!
The quartet of authors who penned this very up-to-date volume have created THE bible of all things DSLR. If you are a beginner at filmmaking, this will accelerate your transition from a 'guy/gal with a camera' to a cinematographer in no time. For an intermediate level filmmaker like me, the numerous tips and shortcuts made this download a real value proposition. Most importantly, there is a perfect balance between hardware/technology and the art of filmmaking, something missing from other DSLR guides. Also missing from some of those other guides has been any real introduction to color correction, but that is covered in-depth here. In fact, I don't know of any other guide covering any craft or art form that was able to encompass as much of its subject matter as this does. Indispensible. The authors have done a great service to the DSLR community.