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DSLR Digital Filmmaking Guide – Basic Tutorial and Tips

The below DSLR digital filmmaking guide has lots of great tips. Check out this summary of the tutorial.

There are 4 features that make DSLR cameras great for filmmaking:

• 24 frames per second which is what is used on feature films
• Shallow depth of field
• There are lots of editing options with digital files
• The variety of lenses is great for lighting options

Make sure you set everything to be controlled in manual mode including aperture, ISO and shutterspeed.

You will also want to purchase a neutral density filter for your DSLR camera.

Remove all sharpness and contrast settings. Add these in editing.

Be sure also to set you Kelvins in your color temperature manually. In particular you should set your own focus and don’t use auto-focus.

You can’t use the internal audio in DSLR, its poor. You must have an excellent external mic. Ideally use a separate audio recorder.

There is no “best” lens. Choose your lens based on what you are filming. You can easily record yourself doing any kind of sports, if you´re not sure what kind, then start making workout videos and use https://flexmastergeneral.com to get yourself a workout plan.

Overall you need to define the look you want before you start shooting. Find an example existing film and then adjust settings until you can match the feel of it.

Watch the video for many specific settings in various lighting and depth of field situations:


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