Learning the Craft

HD Video Cameras, microphones, greenscreens etc.

Learning the Craft

Postby NewJerZ on 08/15/2014, 4:53 am

Hi everyone,

Cutting to chase, I've done some acting and modeling, but I have a really big interest in doing some things behind the camera as well. Problem is, I have very little understanding of how the actual art of making videos works. How do I operate a camera? What kind of camera am I looking for that produces quality content? Color grading? I don't really even know the mechanics of a camera!

If it helps, I am studying Computer Engineering - so i'm good with technology. Does anyone know of a guide that explains how cameras work, the kinds of videos they can produce, how to make content have that "studio quality" look?

I'd really appreciate any help in this. Googling kind of inundates me with information without really explaining anything. Thanks!
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Re: Learning the Craft

Postby barkingrhinos on 08/15/2014, 1:41 pm

http://philipbloom.net/category/education/
http://philipbloom.net/category/dslrpos ... -shooting/

The shooting for less are really good. watch them all.

Terms to know:
Aperture
Prime lens
F-stop
ISO
Exposure
Shutter angle/Expose time
Rolling Shutter
Video Compression
Different Lens Mounts (EF, G, PL, Micro 4/3)
Mic Pickup Patterns
White Balance
Audio Gain
Audio Levels
Zebras
Histogram
False Color display
Focus Peaking
Ramping (for lenses)
Parfocal

Start at the top, work your way down. Any questions just ask, I would explain them and put more together for you, but I'm on break at work right now. Don't worry if it looks like a lot, most of it will just come in time. This is all just production related stuff.
"When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these?" -Cave Johnson
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Re: Learning the Craft

Postby NewJerZ on 08/15/2014, 1:44 pm

barkingrhinos wrote:http://philipbloom.net/category/education/
http://philipbloom.net/category/dslrpos ... -shooting/

The shooting for less are really good. watch them all.

Terms to know:
Aperture
Prime lens
F-stop
ISO
Exposure
Shutter angle/Expose time
Rolling Shutter
Video Compression
Different Lens Mounts (EF, G, PL, Micro 4/3)
Mic Pickup Patterns
White Balance
Audio Gain
Audio Levels
Zebras
Histogram
False Color display
Focus Peaking
Ramping (for lenses)
Parfocal

Start at the top, work your way down. Any questions just ask, I would explain them and put more together for you, but I'm on break at work right now. Don't worry if it looks like a lot, most of it will just come in time. This is all just production related stuff.


Wow, you've given me some good stuff!! I'll look into it all right now. Thanks!

BTW, love the Portal 2 reference lol
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Re: Learning the Craft

Postby barkingrhinos on 08/15/2014, 4:30 pm

Oh ya, words to life by mate. Also look up Depth of Field.
"When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these?" -Cave Johnson
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