Webinar: Beyond the Still – Focus

About this webinar series: Our live, online webinar series is dedicated to teaching photographers the skills they need to create compelling HDSLR video.

If you joined our live webinar last week, you learned about how focus can be used as a narrative tool for your films as well as several ways to acheive critical focus with your HDSLR camera. We also record each webinar and the HD archive is now available below.

For those of you who missed Chapter 1 – Discover Your Inner-Filmmaker, you can check out that video here as well. It covers how you can make use of your existing photographic equipment to create videos using your HDSLR camera.

Be sure to sign up for the next Webinar to ensure you don’t miss out. Our next webinar which will cover how to increase your production value with the use of camera sliders.

Who should watch this webinar:
Beginning and Intermediate photographers interested in shooting video with their DSLR
Photographers capturing DSLR video on a budget
Photographers looking to offer video services to their existing clientele

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10 Responses to Webinar: Beyond the Still – Focus

  1. Pat says:

    Love the webinar-I really want to start shooting video with my Canon 7d-Thanks.

  2. John says:

    Can you post up the online link to the in-camera color grade tutorial & maybe email it to me? I don’t see the chat room stuff here and it sounds interesting.

    Thank you!

  3. Janelle says:

    Wow, what a wonderful webinar. Thank you so very much for taking the time to make these videos. They are SO inspiring, and has answered alot of burning questions ive been having lately. Ive been photographing for a long time, but just recently been getting into film making. The way you explain everything is so easy, and I love that you show the equipment you use. I cant wait for the third video! 🙂

  4. Rick Katz says:

    Victor, in this morning’s webinar, I thought you said that Triple Scoop Music has free downloads. Did I misunderstand? On their website, I did not see any free downloads. The webinar was great and opened my eye to new possibilities.

    • Luke says:

      Hey Rick,
      I just checked with Victor and to clarify, he mentioned that Triple Scoop has royalty free music, as opposed to just plain ole free music. So it’s a pay for site but you just pay up front and can use the song for as many projects as you want.

  5. Cleve Friedman says:

    Thanks for the webnars. I do not own a DSLR with video. But would like to shoot video. To help me decide I would like to know what video formats are used by these cameras and the editing softwear needed. Is the output from a canon the same as a nikon? What is AVCHD that is giving everyone problems in editing? Are Video Camcorders just not needed any more? Are there benefits of a still camera used as a video camera, over a video camera used as a video camera? Sometimes I think it is just money. If you have unlimited funds you can through enough money at the still camera and make it do everything that a video camera does at much lower cost. But then the out put of these HD video cameras can’t be easily edited. Canon, Panasonic, Sony make great HD video cameras that do everything but I can’t seem to figure out how to use them on a Mac computer.
    The debate goes on.

    • Luke says:

      Hey Cleve,

      Some great questions. Some of those will be answered in upcoming webinars but I’ll answer the best I can in the mean time, lol.

      The DSLR vs. camcorder has been an ongoing question/debate of sorts. A camcorder is more convenient in many regards as it is designed exclusively for video. Camcorders have built in XLR (audio) jacks to bring in high quality sound, whereas on DSLR you have very poor sound on any DSLR. For DSLR you need to purchase a separate sound recording device (check out the newest Webinar early next week for more on these devices) plus it adds another step in post production (syncing your separately recorded sound with your video). Camcorders are also better suited for many situations because they have servo/motorized zoom controls. If you want to do a live zoom on a DSLR it’s next to impossible to get a good quality shot. Plus camcorders have autofocus while DSLRs, though gradually improving, are not great for autofocus. I still shoot on my Canon 7D, though I prefer camcorder style like the Sony FS100. DSLRs are nice and compact, much more subtle and less invasive. There’s really a lot of pros and cons to shooting with either (plus the price differences for both scenarios). Luckily there’s a ton of information online these days on the subject so I would just recommend doing a lot of research and be sure you know exactly what you’ll need in either case and the expenses along with it.
      Hope that helps!

  6. Dan says:

    I noticed a distinctive color correction between your video footage and the stills. But the girl was stunning! Great webinar.