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Video-capable DSLR cameras give filmmakers a quality previously impossible without high-end cinema cameras. Exploring the cinematic quality and features offered by hybrid DSLRs, this book empowers the filmmaker to craft visually stunning images inexpensively. to think more like a cinematographer than a videographer, whether shooting for a feature, short fiction, documentary, video journalism, or even a wedding. DSLR Cinema offers insight into different shooting styles, real-world tips and techniques, and advice on postproduction workflow as it guides you in crafting a film-like look. Case studies feature an international cast of cutting edge DSLR shooters today, including Philip Bloom (England), Bernardo Uzeda (Brazil), Rii Schroer (Germany), Jeremy Ian Thomas (United States), Shane Hurlbut, ASC (United States), and Po Chan (Hong Kong). Their films are examined in detail, exploring how each exemplifies great storytelling, exceptional visual character, and how you can push the limits of your DSLR. Features of this book: Inside perspective from a master class of DSLR shooters; Emphasis on visual technique related to great stories; Progression from the fundamental tools needed by DSLR shooters to advanced techniques; Wide array of technical information: composition, lighting, camera movement, lenses, audio, postproduction workflow, and more; Lavish, full-color illustrations showcase real world examples from real DSLR videos; Companion Web site shows you the films discussed in the book, and more. - Publisher.

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DSLR Cinema
crafting the film look with video
Kurt Lancaster

Published 2011 by Focal Press in Amsterdam, Boston .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Part 1: DSLR Shooter's Toolkit: A Cinematographer's Guide to Crafting Astounding Images and Telling Better Stories.
1. Composition, Blocking, and Camera Movement
2. Lighting Your DSLR Shoot
3. Exposing Your Shots with DSLRs: Metering with the Zone System and Using the Right Lens
4. Using DSLR Picture Styles: Pitfalls of Presets and Creating Custom Styles
5. Recording Quality Audio with DSLRs: Yes, It's Possible!
6. DSLR Postproduction Workflow and Techniques: Transcoding Footage, Syncing Audio, and Color Grading
7. Telling Better Stories with Your DSLR
Part 2: Master DSLR Shooters at Work: Case Studies.
8. Crafting the Film Look with Postproduction Work: Casulo (2009), directed by Benardo Uzeda, Brazil, 17 min
9. Crafting the Film Look by Building a Rapport with Characters: 16 Teeth: Cumbria's Last Traditional Rakemakers (2009), directed by Rii Schroer, England, 2.29 min
10. Crafting the Film Look with Cinema Lenses: A Day at the Races (2010), directed by Philip Bloom, United States, 6:00 min
11. Crafting the Film Look with Light, Compostion, and Blocking: the Last 3 Minutes (2010), directed by Po Chan, director of photography Shane Hurlbut, ASC, United States, 5:18 min.
Part 3: getting the Gear.
13. DSLR Cinema Gear by Budget
14. Conlcusion: From Film to HDSLR Cinema


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TR862 .L36 2011

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