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The MovieMaking With Your Camera Field Guide is a handy sized book, covering all the fundamentals of shooting video with HDSLRs and digital cameras.
Split into easy to recognise sections, it is easy to find what you need from this little book that will easily fit into your luggage whilst out in the field.
Olivia Speranza starts by introducing us to the different types of camera available and basic settings that should help you to get a good picture from your video. She discusses how different lenses will give different effects, and how the crop factor will affect your images.
Lighting and audio are also covered two key elements in film making. Making your set look natural is important, and so the book doesn’t skimp on giving you tips on lighting properly.
There are a vast array of rigs and accessories out there to help you stabilise and set up your camera, and this book does a good job of informing you what is available and what it does to help.
Of course, there is a large section on shooting your videos, scouting out locations and finding the ideal venue, and to top it all off, a section on post production. This book really is a field guide worth investing in if you are a budding DSLR film maker.