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Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking For Dummies by John Carucci

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5

Shooting Video with Your DSLR

In This Chapter

arrow Shooting video with your DSLR

arrow Getting exposure right

arrow Keeping the camera steady

arrow Maintaining variety with each shot

Forget everything you know about still-photography cameras. I’d also say forget what you know about video camcorders too, but DSLRs differ so much in operation anyway that it won’t be necessary.

That’s because still photography and moviemaking are much different, even if they use the same the camera. The camera is not so much multi-purpose as two different cameras in one device.

The big mistake people make comes from trying to make movies with a DSLR while using the mindset of a camera used for taking still photographs. By abandoning its original purpose of taking still photographs, you’ll be able to concentrate on the camera’s unique functions, so you can adhere to the core fundamentals of moviemaking and video production. If you’re new to moviemaking, pay attention. Even if you’ve done it before, still pay attention. ...

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