How To Make Movies Using a DSLR Camera

How To Make Movies Using a DSLR Camera

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The world of photography and videography is rapidly changing. The advancements in my lifetime are too many to name. However, one of the biggest advancements recently, that many of you are still unaware of, is the ability to make movies using a DSLR camera. Yes, the same camera that you take still photos on, can not only be used for home video, but for high quality movie making. You can learn to make films using a DSLR camera, step-by-step, with the Dummies Guidebook.

How to Make Movies Using a DSLR Camera

Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking for Dummies goes into elaborate detail with color pictures and everything you might need to create a variety of movie types. There is even a section on the business of filmmaking for those that are serious about what they are doing. However this book is perfect for amateur filmmakers also.

How To Make Movies Using a DSLR Camera – What You Will Learn in Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking for Dummies

Part l. Learning about DSLR (Digital single-lens reflex) cameras and their video capabilities.  There is also a discussion of keeping your camera steady and audio.

How to Make Movies Using a DSLR Camera

Part 2. Shooting the movie – everything you need to know including exposure, shot structures, continuity, depth of field, angles, filters, camera effects, time-lapse movies, lighting, frames, audio capture, sound effects and much, much more. You will learn not only how to make movies using a DSLR camera, but how to make movies!

Part 3. Editing and Making the Movie – Choosing the best computer, choosing the best editing software and how to use it. How to put it all together after the edit, how to tag it and use keywords and metadata so it will more easily be found and then exporting it so others can see it and archiving it.

Part 4. Do you want to be a filmmaker? If so, this part is for you. It covers preshoot work such as locations, screenplays and actors. It also discusses the roles of everyone in the filmmaking process. And it helps you understand how to handle the day of the shoot and how to prepare for the edit. Who needs to spend money on film school when you have Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking for Dummies?

Part 5. The Part of Tens – Always my favorite section in every Dummies book. In this book it offers:

  • 10 Ways to Improve Your Filmmaking Skills
  • 10 Steps to Create a Music Video
  • 10 Wedding Video Techniques
  • 10 Tips for Creating a Documentary

How to Make Movies Using a DSLR Camera

Depending on your level of expertise with shooting video from a DSLR camera, you can use Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking for Dummies in various ways. You can read it from cover to cover or you can use it as a reference guide to look up just the areas you aren’t familiar with. There is something for budding movie makers of all levels in this book. If you want to learn how to make movies using a DSLR camera, this is the book for you.

Full Disclosure: I am an ambassador for Dummies books and received this book to review as part of that program. I am not paid in any way and all opinions are my own.

 

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Comments

  1. Nice tips. I have never thought we could do a movie with a DSLR

  2. I have to get that book, and a new, non Canon camera.
    I love doing videos and Instagram ones just are not long enough!
    thanks Jen!
    Mitch

  3. This looks like a great resource for those of us wanting to do more with our DSLR cameras. I’m going to have to check this out.

  4. I could learn so much from this book about my camera! I’m so horrible about just leaving my camera in auto mode.

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