Introduction: Basic Cinematography in a Nut Shell

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I will show you some basic cinematography with tips and tricks.

Step 1: You Will Need

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1. A Budget DSLR

2. A Tripod/Gorilla Pod

3. A Optional Diy DSLR rig. (Steadicam/Slider)

4.Editing Software (Anything Should Work)

5 Creativity

Step 2: A Intro Shot

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In this shot the background is blurred and the subject is in focus. To Do this set your lens to its lowest zoom and manually focus on the subject, the background should now be out of focus and the subject in focus.

Step 3: Close Up Shot

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In this shot the subject is in focus at the beginning and slowly becomes out of focus as the background becomes focused. To do this set you zoom to its lowest and focus on the subject, then slowly focus on the background.

Step 4: Slow Pan Shot

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This shot starts with a blank shot and slowly pans and focus on the subject, the shot then pans again and the focus blurs.To do this you need a tripod or a slider, have your zoom at the desired length and slowly pan and focus you lens.

Step 5: Detail Shot

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This shot slowly pans a subject showing its detail. To do this you can use a tripod or a slider, slowly pan you camera showing the whole subject. You can set your zoom and focus how ever you like.

Step 6: Tips and Tricks

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1. Use a more expensive tripod head for better shots

2. Speed up and slow down shots

3. The editing software you use doesn't matter

4. Use a follow focus for better shots

5. Don't over think your shots

Remember These Are Only Examples Of Shots So Be Creative And Make Up Some Shots!

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Comments

seamster (author)2015-07-10

Good tips, thanks for sharing this!

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