CHAPTER 4

Using DSLR Picture Styles

Pitfalls of Presets and Creating Custom Styles

There’s no fixed formula for creating a cinematic look, but there are widely agreed-on parameters that should be considered. As you saw in the previous chapters, there are tools cinematographers use to create the mood they want the audience to feel in a particular scene of a story. In DSLR cinema projects, the first consideration revolves around how to offset the video look. If DSLR shooters are not shooting with film but using high-definition video, then they need to know the differences between the two. Indeed, many young cinematographers may have never shot on film and, consequently, may not know why video looks different than film. There are reasons why many ...

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