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The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide by Anthony Q. Artis

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Hot Tip: Five Cool Shutter Speed Fix

So you know that you adjust shutter speed to control how motion is portrayed on video, but you may be asking, “How do you actually apply shutter speed to the art of telling a dynamic visual story?” Well, ask no more.…

1. SLOW MOTION IN POSTPRODUCTION

Even if your camera does not have built-in slow-motion ability like that found on many higher-end prosumer cameras, you can still achieve smooth slow-motion shots by adjusting your shutter speed and then slowing down the footage in a nonlinear editing program such as Premiere or Final Cut Pro. To do this, shoot only the particular scene to be slowed down at a very high shutter speed—anywhere from 1/1000 to 1/10,000. You’ll want to experiment first to find what ...

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