Normally a C100 shooter, I was faced with some circumstances that dictated I should shoot with the Sony FS5 instead. Here are some of the reasons why this was the best choice for this particular project. My findings might help you choose the next video camera for your project. I talk about S-Log 3, ISO, footage monitoring, and more.
Editing video is more accessible to the amateur videographer thanks to the availability of free software and the sharing of information on the web. While it can be daunting to learn how to edit videos without professional-level training, it is possible to edit everything from a family vacation montage to a pilot episode of a web series. To help, we created a step-by-step guide that will teach you how to edit videos even if you’ve never touched editing software before.
What to bring on a low-budget, small-footprint documentary shoot without sacrificing lighting, audio, or stabilization.
Gain some historical context for frame rates, learn how to quickly combat rolling shutter effects, and prime yourself on the basics of resolutions. As a photographer who has transitioned to including video work for clients, I understand how daunting all this can seem. Let this introduction be your guide for confidently exploring your settings for more natural looking footage – even for a beginner!
Wondering if the Panasonic Lumix GH5 is worth the upgrade? Read our straightforward overview about why we recommend it for hobbyist videographers. Included is a video demonstrating some of the differences between the GH5 and the GH4.
So, you want to try rack focusing with a follow focus unit but you have no idea what any of that means. How do you set them up? How do they even work? Worry not! I’m here to help you navigate these murky waters so you can come out looking sharp.
A brief overview of full frame sensor camera usage in filmmaking and what different sensors mean for your depth of field, field of view, and rolling shutter effects.
A beginning videographer’s introduction to matte boxes, including a handy checklist of what to look for before trying one out.
It is common to provide a potential client with a preview of your body of work with a demo reel. This example of your portfolio has the advantage of showing tangible proof of your skills and also reflects your style and taste. Learn what a demo reel is, how to highlight your best work, and other important considerations.
External recording monitors are the Swiss Army knives of the camera department. They are an external hard drive, a reference monitor, and an exposure assist tool all in one device! Learn more about what you can do with them in this intro that includes an explanation of signals, color space, and media/cable compatibility.