Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Basics

    1. Video Formats and Resolution

    2. Frame Rates and Refresh Rates

    3. Data Formats and Data Compression

    4. Storage Media

    5. Image Sensor Size

    6. Types of Sensor

  2. Chapter 2 Equipment

    1. Types of Camera

    2. Lenses

    3. Using Video Lights and Reflectors

    4. Tripods

    5. Using Microphones

    6. Other Useful Gadgets

    7. Dedicated Video Accessories for DSLRs

  3. Chapter 3 Shooting Techniques

    1. From Concept to Finished Film

    2. Choosing Your Location

    3. Selecting Focal Length

    4. Aperture and Depth of Field

    5. Distance Settings

    6. Exposure and White Balance

    7. Shutter Speeds

    8. Tripod or Handheld?

    9. Time-lapse Sequences

    10. Stop Motion Sequences

    11. Slow Motion

    12. Video as an Extension of the Photographic Medium

    13. Avoiding Errors

    14. Ten Rules for Shooting Better Video

    15. Legal Issues

  4. Chapter 4 Sound

    1. Microphones

    2. Microphone Technology

    3. Microphone Accessories

    4. Avoiding Background Noise

    5. Dedicated Microphone Accessories for DSLRs

    6. Four Basic Rules for Capturing Great Sound

    7. Dubbing Sound

  5. Chapter 5 Editing and Post-Processing

    1. Step 1: View and Evaluate

    2. Step 2: Optimize

    3. Step 3: Creating Your Sequence

    4. Step 4: Transitions

    5. Step 5: Editing and Adding Sound

    6. Step 6: Finishing

    7. Mac OS and Windows

    8. Editing Software (iMovie & Co)

    9. Preparing Your Material

    10. Creating and Editing a Sequence

    11. Using Photos in a Video Sequence

    12. 10 Rules for Producing Great Edits

    13. Export Formats

  6. Chapter 6 Presenting Your Work

    1. Online Presentation

    2. Presenting Your Work on Your own Website

    3. Hardware

    4. Sound

  7. Chapter 7 Moving from Still Photography to Video

    1. Entering the New World of Video

    2. Telling Your Stories

    3. Working without a Script

    4. Editing

    5. Important Technical Issue to Consider

    6. Shooting Clips

    7. Overall Workflow

    8. Editing Basics

    9. Creating Your own Look

    10. Adding Sound

    11. Export Your Video

    12. Post-Processing and Adding Effects

    13. Showing Your Videos

    14. Conclusion

  1. Appendix Useful Links