Photographer to Cinematographer?
Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:41 PM
Since it seems like an enourmously technically complex field, I was wondering if anyone could try to give a few pointers on books, tips when being new and what computer editing software one should use. Currently i can only use a DSLR, should i save money digital video camera?
Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:25 AM
You can start out using the HD video feature on your DSLR, although you may need some accessories to make it more friendly video. If you're using a PC try Lightworks Free http://www.lwks.com/ and use EyeFrame (found in the forum) to convert your DSLR files to a more edit friendly format. There's a learning curve (it's a professional NLE), but they have video tutorials on the website. However, you'll learn the principles of editing and you can upgrade to the Pro version if you like it - this imports a wider range of codecs.
Edited by Brian Drysdale, 04 January 2013 - 06:28 AM.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:34 AM
This is a great read to start with! It is called "Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking for Dummies."
Please do not take offense to the title of the book-- it REALLY is very helpful, and a very great book for fresh beginners, especially if you're merging from photography to videography! If you're feeling skeptical and have a Border's or Barnes and Nobles store nearby, I highly suggest to go take a look at a few pages of it before you buy!
Hope this helps!
Zachary J. Esters