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Creating DSLR Video: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Richard Harrington

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2. Essential Equipment

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It’s important to understand the role equipment plays in capturing great footage. You’ll quickly discover that you’ll depend on having some key pieces of equipment and the knowledge to use them to create great shots. If you put the right tools in the wrong hands, you’ll get subpar results. And if you put the wrong tools in the right hands, you’ll still get poor results. The magic really starts to happen when the right tools for the job are placed in the hands of someone who knows how to use them.

Poring Over the Camera

While shooting at the beach, I decided to put my monopod to good use. I wanted a platform that would help ...

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