Introduction to Shooting Video

Den Lennie has shot thousands of hours of network television and corporate production as a cameraman, DOP, Colourist, director and producer. His ten short videos cover everything from exposure basics to sound recording through to advanced features such as Picture Profiles, High Frame Rate shooting and Variable ND filter.

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Form Factor

The most important decision is often what are you shooting and where are you shooting.

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Recording Media

With photography you generally shoot RAW, JPEG, or a combination of both.

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Shutter Speed

One of the biggest challenges photographers who start shooting video face is the relatively low shutter…

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White Balance

In video, point the camera one way and get one colour temperature, point the camera another way and…

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Controlling Exposure

When it comes to exposing correctly for photography, the three main pillars are your aperture, shutter…

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Sound Recording

Poor quality audio will ruin what might be an excellent video, and viewers will quickly tune off regardless of…

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Picture Profiles

These preset looks give you quick access to different creative looks when shooting video.

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High Frame Rates

One of the coolest features of the α7III and the FS5II is the ability to film slow motion.

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Variable ND Filter

An ND filter acts like a pair of sunglasses to reduce the amount of light falling on the sensor without…

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