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Learn the finer arts of camera technique

  1. Shoot to Edit: A Guide to Using Your Camcorder

    by , 02-07-2009 at 11:26 AM (The Digital Director Experience: Video Editing Fundamentals)
    Post a watchable video on almost any forum and you're guaranteed to be asked the same question, "what software did you use". Or perhaps, "what camera did you shoot that with". Although perfectly understandable questions, they expose the first faux pas of the video editing newbie... that the editing suite is a magical place that creates professional looking video. In the right hands, and with a lot of ingenuity, even the most dire of video can be made to look presentable. But ...
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  2. Creating a shallow depth of field

    by , 02-07-2009 at 10:30 AM (The Digital Director Experience: Video Editing Fundamentals)
    It's relatively easy to achieve the fabled film look. We've featured various post production tips to get the look and feel of a Hollywood production, but it's not just film treatment that gets results. Long before hitting post production, camera technique goes a long way to giving your footage a film look. So rather than rely on expensive plugins, why not learn a few tricks (and in the process dispel a few myths) to give your footage impact without post production wizadry? This first in our series ...

    Updated 02-07-2009 at 10:57 AM by Marc Peters

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