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Photocine: Digital Filmmaking with DSLRS by Snehal Patel, Michael Britt, Lou Lesko

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Chapter 2. Achieving the Film Look

Achieving the Film Look

By Michael Britt

The Holy Grail for digital video shooters has always been to achieve what’s called a film look. The term has very little to do with the scene actually being shot on analog film, but instead is comprised of three aspects that when combined, create a filmic look indicative of a feature film—shallow depth of field, 180-degree shutter, and 24fps (frames per second). You’ll take a look at each of these aspects in this chapter.

Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow depth of field (DOF) is that look where the area of importance is in sharp focus but everything else is soft and out of focus.

A small or shallow DOF ...

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