DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Video

DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Video

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by Kurt Lancaster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240815513

ISBN-13: 9780240815510

Pub. Date: 11/02/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Video-capable DSLR cameras give filmmakers a previously unheard of possibility: capturing superior video footage with a “film”-like quality-and on a budget. DSLR Cinema explores the cinematic quality and features offered by hybrid DSLR cameras in order to help you achieve the film look. This book shows you how to utilize the

Overview

Video-capable DSLR cameras give filmmakers a previously unheard of possibility: capturing superior video footage with a “film”-like quality-and on a budget. DSLR Cinema explores the cinematic quality and features offered by hybrid DSLR cameras in order to help you achieve the film look. This book shows you how to utilize the groundbreaking features of these cameras to craft visually stunning images for your films-always with an eye towards how the visuals impact your story.

When shooting with an HDSLR camera, you need to think more like a cinematographer than a videographer. Hybrid DSLRs come closer than any other video camera today to achieving a film look, and at a fraction of the cost. Whether you’re shooting for a feature, short fiction, documentary, videojournalism, or even a wedding, DSLR Cinema offers insights on different shooting styles, real-world tips and techniques, and advice on postproduction workflow.

Case studies feature an international cast of some of the best DSLR shooters today, including Philip Bloom, Bernardo Uzeda, Rii Schroer, Jeremy Thomas, Shane Hurlbut, ASC, and Po Chan. Their films are examined in detail, exploring how each exemplifies great storytelling, exceptional visual character, and how you can push the limits of your DSLR.

* Inside perspective from a master class of DSLR shooters
* Emphasis on visual technique related to great stories
* Progression from the fundamental tools needed by DSLR shooters to advanced techniques
* Wide array of technical information: composition, lighting, camera movement, lenses, audio, postproduction workflow, and more
* Lavish, full-color illustrations showcase real world examples from real DSLR videos
* Companion Web site shows you the films discussed in the book, and more

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240815510
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Using the Cinematographer’s Toolkit to Craft Astounding Images with DSLRs: Chapter 1 Composition, Blocking and Camera Movement; Chapter 2 Lighting; Chapter 3 Tonal Scale, Exposure, and Lenses; Chapter 4 Using Picture Styles; Chapter 5 Recording Quality Audio; Chapter 6 Postproduction Workflow and Techniques

Part II Master DSLR Shooters at Work - Getting the Film Look (Case Studies): Chapter 7 Short Fiction: Casulo (2009), directed by Bernardo Uzeda, Brazil; Chapter 8 Documentary Journalism: 16 Teeth: Cumbria’s Last Traditional Rakemakers (2009), directed by Rii Schroer, England; Chapter 9 Short Documentary: A Day at the Races (2010), directed by Philip Bloom, United States; hapter 10 Short Fiction: Chrysalis (2010), directed by Jeremy Thomas, United States; Chapter 11 Short Fiction: The Last Three Minutes (2010), directed by Po Chan and Shane Hurlbut, ASC, United States

Part III Getting the Gear and Telling Your Stories: Chapter 12 DSLR Cinema Gear by Budget; Chapter 13 How to Tell Better Stories with Your DSLR

Afterword by Philip Bloom Appendix I Image Resolution; Appendix II ISO Tests for the Canon 5D Mark II and 7D; Appendix III Exposure and Dynamic Range; Appendix IV Luminance and Chrominance Compression

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