First off: No, this is not an official educational institute.
Welcome to a crash course on DSLR video. Let me introduce myself as your crash test dummy instructor. I’m a newbie to DSLR cameras and video so come along and learn with me as I explore the wonderful world of DSLR video. As I discover new tips and tricks to help me become a better filmmaker and photographer, I will post them here for others to enjoy. After all “the best way to learn is to teach.” – Frank Oppenheimer
If you’re just starting out with digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras and their video functions just follow the guide below to get started. Then you can drill down by categories listed in the banner menu above for more great tips and tricks.
Step 1: Picking Your DSLR Gear
- Canon vs Nikon: Which to Buy?
- The Other Essentials
- Tips for Saving Money on Amazon.com
- List of all product reviews
Step 2: Camera Settings
- DSLR Exposure Explained
- Video Frame Rate Explained
- Difference Between Frame Rate & Shutter Speed
- All-I vs IPB
- DSLR Video Cheat Sheet
Step 3: Start Shooting
- Cinematography Techniques:
- Special Effects:
- Things to Look Out For:
Step 4: Post Production
- Best Video Editing Laptops For Around $1000
- How to View Video File Meta Data
- Troubleshooting Tips:
Step 5: Practice
There’s a theory made popular by Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers: The Story of Success, that says in order to be truly exceptional (an “Outlier”) in a field, it takes at least 10,000 hours of practice.
And so I’ve created a list of DSLR video project ideas for you and I to do so that we can start logging those hours of practice!
Bonus Video Tips and Tricks
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