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Are you adding FUSION to your product mix yet? This is THE show to watch for all the Fusion equipment essentials
Adding premium quality video-based products to your still photography menu is getting easier, more interesting and more fun too! Spend an hour with photo innovator Will Crockett and see how to create really good quality video using your HDSLR cameras so you can make new "fusion" products that are part still photos and part video, or all video-based products. Either way, you want to develop your own style for the wonderful new medium that involves using your camera to its max. Why? There's no RAW files in HDSLR video! You need to capture the files with all the flavor and impact you want inside the camera so you can trim the footage and use it right away.
We will explore:
*** Camera setup and lens selection for the best video
*** The basics of a "Rig" for your camera
*** The best tips for viewing the screen
*** When to hold the camera still and when to move the camera
*** Video skill building blocks including using depth of field as a creative tool
Will Crockett has produced over 60 educational videos to help teach photographers the craft of still photography, and now he shares his deep video creation techniques with you. So if you are ready to add video - even in the smallest way - to your client offerings, or if you already sell video products and want to see an easier way to make them shine, please join us for this Foundations WebTV Episode.
Segment ONE: Camera setup for video.
Pro and semi pro still photo cameras are adapted to now shoot video rather well. Some still have some major hiccups but the basics of photography like shutter speed, ISO, aperture settings and depth of field still apply. We cover different sized cameras and show examples, auto and manual focus, white balance, and shutter speeds.
Segment TWO: The Camera has Got to Move.
Tripods do help with panning video shots, but that is easily overused and pretty old-school.
Using a tripod with a quick release plate makes sense because you can use it for longer lens shots, the use it for panning shots, then get it out of the way to capture more of the moment by using a monopod or by hand holding. We demo quick releases, tripods, monopods, using the right lens for moving or panning, when to hand-hold, avoiding hand-hold fatigue, and using the right lenses to eliminate shaky video.
Segment THREE: Video Rigs Make it Simple.
There are some new products on the market designed to help reduce the fatigue. These products that are designed to help you position a video camera for no movement as well as smooth movements are called RIGS. How do you build the rig correctly? Are you a righty or a lefty? What parts do you start out with for an entry rig? We have you covered here!
Segment FOUR: Seeing the Screen
With video, it's even more important to check your shot on the cameras preview screen. You need to see focus, monitor exposure and color, and keep your movement framed up the way you want it. We’ll show you the right adjustments to make before you start shooting and what you may need to change on-the-go, what equipment you can use for optimal viewing of the screen in bright sunlight, and video examples outdoors of what to do and what not to do.
Segment FIVE: More Movement.
Once you get comfy with the basics of movement using one handle, you may want two handles to provide a more stable grip, easier use of the viewfinder, and to allow you to use your left hand to move the next focus or zoom rings because you are used to that as a still photographer. You’ll see examples of single and dual handles, optional shoulder stocks for more stability, and the explanation of counter weights and when to use them.
Segment SIX: Focus Fixes.
Autofocus systems on still cameras are not really made for video use, they are designed for making one still picture - quickly and accurately. As they added video, the focusing systems were adapted to work as good as possible but as you progress in your video skills you will discover focusing is a problem. We cover focus rings, when to use them and how to best setup the rig with them, and adding some cool creative options to the focusing.
Segment SEVEN: The Next Step is Sliding…
Video products that have more of a cinematic "movie" feel to them are products that separate the pro from the non-pro. Sure your editing and graphics have a lot to do with the feel of the final piece, but the heart of and video product is the video itself. See how to use a miniature version of full-size movie making equipment, trying different angles, and mounting the slider to a tripod.
We close with a discussion on where professional photography is going and what your customers expect. Creating the right products for the Moms, wedding couples, teens, and knowing that they want to use your products on their DVD player, Facebook, and Smartphones will help guide your future. We have it ALL in this video, give it a try!
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