Chapter 1: Setting Up for Movies
In This Chapter
Thinking in moving pictures
Getting the camera set up
Improving your movies
You might not know it, but your dSLR makes a pretty good high-definition (HD) movie camera. It’s got a larger sensor than compact cameras, you can set it up and customize it to match different conditions, it has decent ISO performance (see Book III, Chapter 3), and uses interchangeable lenses. In other words, most of the reasons it takes great photographs are the same reasons it can make quality movies.
If you know what you’re doing.
Making movies is different enough from taking photos to warrant a separate minibook. There’s format and size to consider, as well as audio, external microphone (or not), and transitioning to capturing continuous action.
This chapter is about helping you quickly make the transition from still photography to making movies — and with success.
Turning on the Movie Mindset
I don’t want to insult your intelligence with an introduction that explains the basic differences between movies and still photos. You get it. What ...