(Affiliate link included) It’s time for one of those educational dummy moments. You know the kind. You need answers or advise but you want it to be easy to understand and utilize. Yup! It’s Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking for Dummies time. I can’t tell you how excited we were to receive Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking for Dummies to review in partnership with Global Network.
We have the most awesome Nikon SLR camera. As long as we keep it on the automatic setting … it takes gorgeous photos. We’ve yet to learn how to use the manual settings with all the bells and whistles. Needless to say, we haven’t even attempted to make a video with our Nikon. Even though we could … if we only knew how.
Taking a video with your SLR camera makes life a whole lot easier. You don’t have to worry about changing to a video camera while shooting still shots. With a few easy steps you’re able to change from still shots to video on your SLR camera quickly. And all without missing a beat. An SLR camera has a larger sensor, better low-light capability and interchangeable lens. You don’t get those with a simple video camera. Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking for Dummies explains the ins & outs of how to make the most of your SLR and filmmaking.
There are twenty-four chapters divided into five parts. You’ll learn everything you need to know to be the filmmaker you’ve always wanted to be. And let’s face it. Making videos is where it all seems to be happening now days!
Part I – Joining the DSLR Video Revolution: The DSLR captures stunning still photographs as well as equally impressive movies. But unlike taking a photograph, shooting movies requires a little more finesse. Part I provides you with a quick overview of the DSLR and everything that attaches to it.
Part II - Control the Camera, Control the Movie: DSLR moviemaking has more in common with fundamental filmmaking than it does with traditional photography. Part II begins by covering basic shot structure before getting creative with varying angles. After that it’s on to techniques, like time-lapse, green screen, basic and advanced lighting technique. Of course, none of that matters too much if the shot is not properly composed.
Part III – Fixing It in Post: Scenes become much more effective when they’re put together in a deliberate order. In Part III, you learn how to do that with Adobe Premiere Elements. Part III covers how to make sure you have the right equipment and software for this processor-intensive chore. You’ll learn how to import and arrange clips, add titles and transitions, and tinker with the audio.
Part IV - Becoming a Filmmaker: Takes a look a what you need to know to become a true filmmaker, as opposed to just a hobbiest holding the camera. You’ll learn what you need to do to prepare for a shoot.
Part V - The Part of Tens: Like the final part of every For Dummies book, this part is all about the top-ten lists: how to improve your filmmaking skills, how to create a music video, techniques for shooting a wedding video and creating a documentary.
And there you have it! Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking for Dummies takes you through step by step instructions on how to be a video making sensation. This informative book is written by John Carucci, who has written hundreds of articles on photography. He’s been published in American Photo, Photo Insider and Popular Photography.
Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking for Dummies is available on Amazon and book stores everywhere.
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