Introduction

THE HDSLR CINEMA REVOLUTION

“You can go for greatness or be concerned about making mistakes. If you’re concerned about mistakes you will hold yourself back.”

—Bob Primes, ASC (HDSLR workshop at Hdi RAWworks, Los Angeles, 1 May 2010)

THE BEGINNING OF THE HDSLR REVOLUTION: PHOTOGRAPHER VINCENT LAFORET REDEFINES THE GAME

High-definition single lens reflex cameras (HDSLRs)—those that shoot stills and high-definition video—are designed for photographers. They’re primarily stills cameras. But thousands of DSLR shooters are using them as cinema cameras. This book shows DSLR shooters how to get the cinematic look using the video mode of DSLR cameras.1

For years, many students and low-budget indie filmmakers had to shoot on video because ...

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