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A comprehensive guide to filming a movie using a digital SLR camera
Shooting high quality movies on a digital SLR camera has become an exciting new genre of photography—and today's stills cameras have outstanding capabilities when it comes to the moving image. This comprehensive guide addresses the research, planning, and pre-production processes necessary before creating a movie. It asks the fundamental question: "What are you trying to say with the film?" Is it a documentary or a drama, or a professional quality record of a memorable vacation or wedding, or other once-in-a-lifetime event? From assembling your team—director, producer, lighting, audio, costume and make-up, and actors—to obtaining all the equipment you'll need, the book gives expert advice on camera settings, shutter speeds, lenses, filters, audio considerations, and lighting requirements. Practical information is given on how to shoot standard and wide-angle shots, panning techniques, how to capture action with the use of dollies, and other motion aids, and how to make sure your sequences are crisply in focus. Post-production hardware, software, and techniques are discussed, including importing files, reviewing footage, synching audio, color grading, rendering, and exporting. A final chapter briefly discusses various post-production/editing techniques such as workflow, color grading, and adding narration.
About the Author
Chiz Dakin is an award-winning photographer and guidebook writer, specialising in outdoor photography. This involves a lot of travelling in her quest for stunning pictures, and she has travelled widely from her native Peak District to the Spanish Sierra Nevada, Australia, South America, India and Antarctica