Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking For Dummies

Step-by-step guide for using your digital SLR to make quality video

With digital SLR cameras becoming more and more popular as replacements for standalone video cameras, this book helps photographers become better videographers and shows videographers how to incorporate DSLRs into their work. The book includes an overview of the DSLR video tools and process and shows how to establish camera settings for effective capture, light a scene, get sound, and achieve the film look. The book also offers the basics on editing footage into a final product using common video editing tools.

  • Offers everything needed to shoot, produce, and edit a professional looking videos using DSLR video equipment
  • Written for both professional photographers and videographers and those just starting out
  • Includes the steps for applying information to a film project, including developing a screenplay, approaching shooting like a cinematographer, and directing
  • Contains a walkthrough of common video projects including making a music video, a wedding video, and video greeting card

Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking for Dummies is designed to help photographers ramp up their video skills, videographers add DSLRs to their toolkits, and amateurs begin shooting their own short films and videos.

Table of Contents
Part I: Joining the DSLR Video Revolution
Chapter 1. Going from Still to Video in a Single Camera
Chapter 2. Exploring DSLR Video Capabilities
Chapter 3. Keeping Your Camera Steady
Chapter 4. Audio Matters

Part II: Control the Camera, Control the Movie
Chapter 5. Shooting Video with Your DSLR
Chapter 6. Getting Creative with Your Shoot
Chapter 7. Breaking Dawn Over Light Sources
Chapter 8. BYOL. Bringing Your Own Light
Chapter 9. Reigning in the Frame
Chapter 10. Making the Most of Audio Capture

Part III: Fixing It in Post
Chapter 11. Building Your Editing Suite
Chapter 12. Getting to Know Adobe Premiere Elements
Chapter 13. Making Your Movie
Chapter 14. Taking Your Edit to Infinity and Beyond
Chapter 15. Presenting Your Movie
Chapter 16. Archiving Your Movie Files

Part IV: Becoming a Filmmaker
Chapter 17. Doing the Preshoot Work
Chapter 18. Roles in the Filmmaking Process
Chapter 19. Managing the Day of the Shoot and Beyond
Chapter 20. Your Red Carpet Premiere Awaits

Part V: The Part of Tens
Chapter 21. Ten Ways to Improve Your Filmmaking Skills
Chapter 22. Ten Steps to Creating a Music Video
Chapter 23. Ten Wedding Video Techniques
Chapter 24. Ten Tips for Creating a Documentary

Book Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies (February 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118365984
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118365984
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