The angle of view is one of the elements that add to the story you want to tell in your filmmaking and photography work. In this video from StudioBinder, writer and director Arnon Shorr explains three main types of high-angle shots. He will teach you how to use them so you can take your video work to the next level.
The Fujifilm X-T3 is just out, and on paper, it seems like a pretty powerful piece of gear. Jordan Drake of DPReview tested it out for video shooting and compared it to his favorite Panasonic GH5. So, let’s see how the two cameras compare and if the new X-T3 is capable of meeting the videographers’ criteria.
If you are into filmmaking, there are plenty of ways to improve your work and to make the shooting more successful and efficient. In this video from StudioBinder, Brent Barbano of ShareGrid gives you seven quick, but very valuable lessons that will help you raise your filmmaking on a higher level.
With more photographers taking to video now, it’s good to be armed with a little information about the basics. It seems like there might not be much real difference between photography and videography, especially as we often use the same kit for both. But there are some important techniques and principles that you need to take on board. In this video, Matti Haapoja from TravelFeels talks about seven of them.
Establishing shots are important when you are telling a story, they set the scene and often the mood for the viewers. We recently added the Mavic Pro to our arsenal, and the number of story-telling tools you get from just $1,000 (or $899 in current promotion) is staggering.
Here are three establishing shots that you can do with the Mavic Pro and would be very hard to do without a drone.
Photography and video have some similarities, yet plenty of differences. If you’re a photographer who wants to switch to video, in this video from B&H, you’ll hear six essential tips that will make this transition easier. Photographer David Flores talks about the things that every photographer should take into consideration before they start shooting video.
Sometimes, you want to use a shotgun microphone, but the angle is too wide, or the location demands that the microphone would be very close to the subject. So close that it gets in the shot. Videographer Griffin Hammond has a great tip on placing a shotgun mic very close to your subject, while not seeing it in the final frame. Think invisible shotgun mic.
The trick is to actually place the shotgun very close to the subject (i.e. in the frame) but making sure that nothing is moving behind or in front of it. Then masking the video “in post” with a piece of frame that does not have that microphone in it.
The first piece of gear you need for capturing photos and videos is the camera. So, you’ve bought it and used it, but there are some items you should also invest in right after your camera. The guys from The Film Look suggest five things you should buy right after your camera. They focus on the filmmaking stuff, but most of these can also be applied to those who want to upgrade their photo gear, too.