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STORY, STORY, STORY
THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB
NO MORE CHASING RAINBOWS
WEARING MANY HATS NOW
LEARNING THE DISCIPLINE
EVERYBODY IS A SHOOTER NOW
STILL A PENALTY FOR BEING A ROTTEN SHOOTER
YOU HAVE THE POWER
MY FIRST TASTE
CHANGING TIMES AND BUDGETS
TELLING A GOOD STORY
GO AHEAD! YOU CAN EXCEED 108%
PUT A FRAME AROUND THE WORLD
EXCLUDE, EXCLUDE, EXCLUDE
BACKGROUNDS TELL THE REAL STORY
BOX-GIRDER BRIDGES ANYONE?
THE LAW OF THIRDS
THE GOLDEN RECTANGLE
EVOKING PAIN
EMBRACE THE THEORY
OVERSHOOTING AS AN OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD
CLOSE-UPS TELL THE STORY!
ATTACK CLOSE-UPS OBLIQUELY
A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE
THE POWER OF EYELINE
WE ARE ALL LIARS AND CHEATS
MAKE ’EM SUFFER
OBSCURE, HIDE, CONCEAL
JUST NOT TOO MUCH
KNOW YOUR GENRE AND MAKE SURE YOUR AUDIENCE KNOWS!
WHAT’S YOUR POSTER LOOK LIKE?
KNOW YOUR LOG LINE
EMBRACING YOUR LIMITATIONS
FOR DIFFERENT REASONS
YOUR COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE
LIMIT YOUR CANVAS
RESPECT YOUR CAMERA’S DYNAMIC RANGE
SHOOT THE MAGIC HOUR
WATCH THE FRAME SIZE
YOU SHOOT, THEREFORE YOU ARE
NO SHOPPING!
WORKING WITH THE EGO-CRAZED AND OTHER DIFFICULT PEOPLE
WHEN THE TECHNICAL MATTERS
THE TECHNICAL NATURE OF THE WORLD
THE PROCESSOR IN YOUR MIND
LET’S HAVE AN ANALOG EXPERIENCE
IMPROVING OUR DIGITAL RECORDINGS
A BIT OF KNOWLEDGE
OVERSAMPLING: WHAT’S THE POINT?
HUE SHIFTS IN SHADOWS
COMPRESSION: WHY IS IT NECESSARY?
FOR PRACTICAL REASONS
REDUNDANCY, REDUNDANCY
IT’S IRRELEVANT?
YOU DON’T MISS WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE
INTERFRAME VERSUS INTRAFRAME COMPRESSION
THE IMAGER AND YOU
PIXELS IN A GRID
THE SPATIAL OFFSET RUSE
CCD VERSUS CMOS/ANALOG VERSUS DIGITAL
SIZE MATTERS – SORT OF
THE RESOLUTION RUSE
TOO MANY CHOICES?
THE HELICAL SCAN ON THE WALL
FRAMING THE ARGUMENT
SELECTING A FRAME RATE
WHY THE GOOFY FRAME RATES, OR WHY 24p ISN’T 24p
THE MANY FLAVORS OF 24p
SO YOU’RE SHOOTING 24p?
IF SD STILL LIVES WITHIN YOU
ATTENTION LAGGARDS!
THE HD TO SD STORYTELLER
AUTOEVERYTHING: WHO NEEDS IT?
DOWN WITH AUTOEXPOSURE
THE CHINA GIRL
RIDING THE WAVEFORM
I SHUTTER TO THINK ABOUT IT
THE SYNCHRONIZED SHUTTER
FRAME RATES AND YOUR STORY
FOCUSING ON WHAT’S IMPORTANT
THESE GUYS ARE NOT ARTISTS
HD FOCUS CAN BE TOUGH!
STAND UP FOR YOUR WHITES
TO PRESET OR NOT PRESET
SETTING WHITE BALANCE MANUALLY
BLACK BALANCE
AUTOWHITE ANYONE?
ABOUT THE WHITE-BALANCE PRESETS
SO WHAT IS WHITE?
COLOR CORRECTION
MANAGING VIEWFINDER CLUTTER
THE TIMECODE DILEMMA
RUNNING FREE
SPECIAL SHOOTING SITUATIONS
OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZATION
MONITORING YOUR WORK
FREQUENTING THE BARS
THE IMPERFECT CRT
LIMITED GAMUT
GETTING STARTED ON YOUR LOOK
GOING GOING GAMMA
GOT DENSE SHADOWS?
WATCH YOUR HIGHLIGHTS
AUTOKNEE
MATRIX
CONTROLLING CHROMA
YOUR STORY, YOUR MASTER PEDESTAL
NO GAIN, NO PAIN
KEEP THE NOISE DOWN, WILL YA?
FILTERING YOUR IMAGE
GETTING PHYSICAL
CONSIDER FILTER LAST
DESIGNED FOR THE TASK
KNOW THE LOOK YOU WANT
AVOID SMALL F-STOPS
A POLARIZED VIEW
SKY CONTROL
HOW THEY STACK UP
THE LOW-CONTRAST DILEMMA
THE EMULSION TEST
THE DIFFUSED LOOK
DESIGNING THE IDEAL FILTER
WARMING UP
OUT OF THE FOG
CHRISTIAN DIOR TO THE RESCUE
THE POSTCAMERA FINISH
ROLL YOUR OWN
SHOOTERS, TAKE CHARGE!
ONCE UPON A TIME
A LESS-SPECIALIZED WORLD
FILE-BASED RECORDING
RECORDING TO OPTICAL DISC
RECORDING TO HARD DRIVE
WE SHOULD BE LESS FEARFUL NOW
THE ADVENT OF SSD
INTERFACE, NOT IN YOUR FACE
HOST OR DEVICE
THE PROMISE OF MXF
THE BEAUTY OF METADATA
PROXY VIDEO AND THE iPHONE
THE ARCHIVING CHALLENGE
CONTROL OF CINEMATIC SPACE
HANDLE TALENT WITH CARE
USE YOUR FULL BOW
GO LONG FOR THE TOUCHDOWN
BEWARE OF DUBIOUS CLAIMS
OPTICAL VERSUS DIGITAL ZOOM
GOING WIDER AND LONGER
THE OPTICAL PERIL
WHY LENSES LOOK CHEAP
WHY ONE-PIECE CAMCORDERS (MIGHT) MAKE BETTER PICTURES
CHROMATIC ABERRATION COMPENSATION
MAKING PEACE WITH YOUR NOT-SO-HOT LENS
HOW SWEET IT IS
FOLLOWING FOCUS
THE MATTE BOX
CLIP-ON VERSUS ROD SUPPORT
HANG OUT THE TRICOLOR
USE OF CINE LENSES
EXCESSIVE DEPTH OF FIELD
TAMING THE DEPTH-OF-FIELD BEAST
THINK SMALL
SHOOTERS WHO LIGHT, EDIT, PRODUCE, AND WASH WINDOWS
HMI LIGHTING: EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH IT
FLUORESCENTS AND THE GREEN PLAGUE
THINK BIG
SOFT IS KEY
CHOOSING A SOFT LIGHT
SPILLING THE BEANS
TYPES OF DIFFUSION GEL
THE JELLY ROLL
THE STANDARD SETUP
LIGHTING FRONT AND CENTER
HAVING YOUR FILL
ON-CAMERA OPTIONS
LIGHTING IN PLANES
WHY GREEN?
GET A GRIP
FLAGGING IT
KOOKS, COOKIES, AND CUKES
BEING SNOOTY
CLAMPING DOWN
TAPE LIVES!
THE DITTY BAG
My Ditty Bag
GETTING YOUR FILL
THE CRAFT OF INGENUITY
SOUND ADVICE FOR THE VIDEO SHOOTER
BAD CONNECTIONS = BAD SOUND
KEEP BALANCE IN YOUR LIFE
MIXING IT UP
SHOOTING DOUBLE SYSTEM: IS IT STILL NECESSARY?
AUTOMATIC LEVEL CONTROL
FOR THE LOVE OF MIC
CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON
GOING WIRELESS
YOU ARE SURROUNDED!
GETTING A HEAD IN SUPPORT
WHAT PRETTY LEGS YOU HAVE
SEEKING OTHER MEANS OF SUPPORT
HANDHOLDING YOUR CAMERA
MORE POWER TO YOU
SHOOTING IN EXTREME WEATHER
USE PROPER LANGUAGE
Afterword
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Video Shooter Second Edition Storytelling With HD Cameras

Video Shooter Second Edition Storytelling With HD Cameras

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