- Have the next big idea for a movie? Submit a 2-15 min. concept video to Amazon Studios for a chance to have your movie made. Learn more.
They look like standard digital cameras for taking still photos, but the video and filmmaking capabilities of today's DSLR cameras can take you to Hollywood. If you want to create independent films and full-length HD videos with your DSLR camera, this detailed guide is where you need to start. Packed with professional movie-making secrets, solid technical advice, and practical timesavers, this unique book offers real-world solutions for all aspects of DSLR filmmaking, including:
Choosing the best camera, lenses, and accessories for your shoot
Working with still lenses vs. cinema lenses
Using your gear in the field
Lighting your scene with studio or available light
Setting up your camera to achieve the visual look you desire
Evaluating color on set, color grade in post, and creating a "look" for your final project
Deciding whether it's better to record sound on your own or hire a pro
Rigging and moving your camera for car chases or action shots
Shooting under water
Understand outdoor lighting conditions before you shoot
Choose and use the best equipment for your film's needs
Choose the optimal settings for everything from web video to theater presentation
If you don't get B&A's book, get this one.
You are in good hands with authors Barry Andersson and Janie L. Geyen as they walk you through what it takes to make a professional quality film using a DSLR camera.
Quite simply, I haven't seen a DSLR filmmaking book this thorough, this informative and very easy to read.
Coming from photography to video, i needed advice. Although it is possible that you can find everything on this book online, it takes you a long time since everything is all over... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ji
Very thorough, well written. I use a Canon 5D Mark III and have been shooting video a long time as a semi-pro. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Torry Norling
This book will help me understand the Canon EOS Rebel T3i camera. i sure it will be very helpful to me, as I walk out of the age of DV tapes into a new world of Memory Cards.Published 5 months ago by Arthur Coleman
Everything that I have been looking for in DSLR world, lens, sensors etc... is clearly explained in detail in this book.Published 5 months ago by Rohan Scarr
Not sure if it's outdated by now. But the essentials and more are all in here. I'm still referring to this book once in a while.Published 7 months ago by Noel Rodrigues
I began to study film at school and was pretty clueless on basically everything about DSLRs. A class required this as a textbook/reference guide and it has helped me through a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by 13filmmaker
This book is very informative and will give a starting filmmaker a good starting point of the technical know how of how things work.Published 8 months ago by Mika
I am a university professor who has 30+ years experience teaching film production. For three semesters now, I have been teaching an introductory film production course with DSLR... Read morePublished 9 months ago by R William Rowley
The main weakness I have noticed is very poor technical photographic notes. It seems to be an combination of lack of knowledge and poor technical proofreading. Read morePublished 10 months ago by S. Schrecker