- An examination of the creative and technical choices filmmakers face—everything from why we move cameras to shooting flat in order to widen the dynamic range of cameras
- Case studies from documentary filmmakers, news shooters, fiction makers, a visual anthropologist, and recent film school graduates
- An updated list of gear for low-budget filmmakers, including a section on what to look for in the gear you need to shoot and edit your projects
By Kurt Lancaster Routledge 278 pages Paperback: 9780415793544 pub: 2018-02-09
Table of ContentsForeword by Shane Hurlburt, ASC Acknowledgements About the Website Introduction – The Rise and Fall of the DSLR Cinema Revolution Chapter 1 – Composition, Lenses, Blocking, and Camera Movement Chapter 2 – Lighting Chapter 3 – Exposure Chapter 4 – Recording Quality Audio Chapter 5 – Postproduction Workflow Chapter 6 – Telling Better Stories Chapter 7 – Cinematic Gear on a Budget Chapter 8 – David Tembleque: Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera in Dear Tom Chapter 9 – Joe Simon: Canon’s C100 Mark II in Fragments by Dana Beasley Chapter 10 – Philip Bloom: Canon’s 7D in A Day at the Races Chapter 11 – Kiril Kirkov: Documentary Intimacy with the Canon 5D Mark III in Art of the People Chapter 12 – Po Chan and Shane Hurlbut: Canon’s 5D Mark II in The Last 3 Minutes Chapter 13 – J. Van Auken: Filming Action with Panasonic’s GH5 in Unmasked Chapter 14 – Mari Cleven: Filmming Documentaries on the Canon C100 Mark II Chapter 15 – Bibbi Abruzzini: Filmming Documentaries on the Canon 5D Mark IV Conclusion Index
Reviews"A huge thank you to Kurt Lancaster for giving a voice to DSLRs in this new trail-blazing book." —Shane Hurlbut, ASC, DP of Terminator Salvation "This book should be in every camera bag. A rich, comprehensive, and poetic examination of how filmmakers and cinematographers are creating stunning moving imagery." —Rodney Charters, ASC, DP of the TV series 24 "Kurt has written a masterpiece in DSLR books—something that everyone starting to make a movie should read." —planetMitch (planet5D.com) "Out of nowhere, two DSLR cameras came out, and over a period of 18 months, they have been embraced by everyone from Lucasfilm to keen enthusiasts. This is easily the most exciting time I have experienced in my 20 or so years in the business." —Philip Bloom, DP, director, filmmaker (philipbloom.net)
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