The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook, 2nd Edition
Real-World Production Techniques
By Barry Andersson
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: March 2015
Pages: 480

The essential guide to shooting professional HD video with your DSLR

The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook, Second Edition is your expert guide to getting professional movie-making results with an HD video-enabled DSLR camera. This updated edition provides guidance toward best practices and techniques that maximize results. Shooting HD video with a DSLR has many benefits — and also a few tricky drawbacks — but this guide gives you the insight and training you need to overcome these challenges as you learn what to anticipate, how to work around it, and how to fix imperfections in post-production. Award- winning director and cinematographer Barry Andersson walks you through the entire shooting process to show you what to do before, during, and after the shoot to maximize the visual look of your film. You'll learn what to anticipate, what to avoid, how to work around it, and how to fix everything else in post-production.

The tools and techniques in this book have been used in real-world independent film production environments, including Andersson's own feature-length films. You'll find step-by-step guidance toward complex setup techniques, best practices for filming, and how to optimize and monetize your footage to fund your next project. If you want to shoot professional quality video for movies, TV, or the web, this invaluable guide gives you the expert insight and hands-on training you need. Take advantage of the DSLR's many benefits while being mindful of its limitations, and you'll start creating beautiful HD footage right away.

Fully updated to cover the latest advances in DSLR technology, The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook, 2nd Edition shows you how to:

  • Get the gear you need for the film you want to make
  • Deal with location issues like lighting, sound, and camera maintenance
  • Consider camera motion and support options to get the shot on the first take
  • Keep your data organized in the field to streamline editing
  • Edit your footage, correct color, and fix imperfections
  • Change formats, compress files, and get your film ready to view
  • Troubleshoot common issues and make adjustments on the fly
“…everything you’d want to know (technically) is present and correct. Written in a clear and easily digestible way.” (Amateur Photographer, July 2015)
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