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The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques by Janie L. Geyen, Barry Andersson

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Chapter 4

Cameras and Lenses on Location

The DSLR movement has exponentially expanded the number of available cameras, lenses, and formats that a filmmaker can work with. It is now more important than ever to understand the tools and be aware of the available choices and the reasons to choose your camera and lenses when shooting on location.

Using Cameras on Location

Before you actually use your cameras on location there are a few things you need to do to “prep” the cameras. Prior to stepping on set, you should have chosen whether to use the factory presets that your camera shipped with or whether to modify and create your own custom picture style to use. However, sometimes you may need to create a setting quickly on set to deal with unexpected ...

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