It is a common belief that it is not easy to become a videographer especially if you have a DSLR camera. Most people believe that there are lots of complications associated with DSLR camera and the learning process may not be easy. Well, not any more, you can learn how to use DSLR for videos with the help of FroKnowsPhoto six hours video tutorials.
Owning a DSLR camera does not mean that you would be able to capture professional videos just by pressing the ‘Record’ button. The concept of shooting videos with a DSLR camera is very different from shooting videos from your mobile or a regular point and shoot kind of camera. Most of you may have already realized this and that’s why you are here reading this page.
So, how do you start learning? From where to begin? ….. And if you are already in some other profession then how to find the time to learn videography with your DSLR camera? These are some common issues that discourage many people from pursuing a course in videography. Till some time back I was also one of them.
I have too many commitments in life and I have always been unsure about joining a course in videography for two reasons:
(1) Such courses are expensive and
(2) I am not sure if I can stay attentive in class because there are so many things going in my mind.
If I can’t pay attention then I am just wasting my hard earned money. I opted for FroKnowsPhoto because I really wanted to learn how to use DSLR for videos and this guide allowed me to learn in my free time from the comfort of my home.
However, it is the content of this guide that impressed me the most, it has taught me more than what I was expecting. FroKnowsPhoto offers a fast track learning system on how to use DSLR for video. It compiles all the techniques used by professional photographers and videographers across the world while working on DSLR camera.
What does FroKnowsPhoto has in store for me?
This guide will teach you:
How to shoot any type of video with your DSLR camera.
How to polish your skills so that you can start earning.
The tips and techniques implemented by renowned filmmakers and photographers in shooting high quality videos.
Filmmaker Caliph Gamble who is a Full Sail Graduate states that he too has learnt a lot from this Guide. He felt that there are many things in this six hours video that were not taught in his two years degree course. So, you see even graduates in the field of photography and videography are finding FroKnowsPhoto more useful than a well defined university syllabus.
The reason behind the success of FroKnowsPhoto is the different approach that is follows in imparting knowledge. You can spend hours reading technical books and still not understand the entire concept clearly. At least I don’t. However, learning through videos is an altogether different concept. You learn so much in so less time. When you see the practical implementation it is easier for you to register and retain that information.
Videos offered by FroKnowsPhoto has several benefits. You can repeat and watch important sections again and again and you can skip sections that you already know. There is no restriction on how you want to follow your lessons. I work five days a week and get free time only during weekends. So, I watched videos during the weekend and spent free time during weekdays in implementing what I have learnt. Within no time I was shooting like a pro. Even now if I have any doubt I know where to refer and get it clarified.
Besides practical knowledge, FroKnowsPhoto also reveals the secret behind the success of an award winning filmmaker’s work. It will take you behind the scenes of a real shoot and explain good decisions have positive impact on the quality of videos and how it is different from regular photography.
With the help of these videos you will be able to:
This is a very valuable guide and irrespective of your background you are bound to learn a lot from here.
DSLR is ideal for clicking any type of video such as:
Training and instructional videos
Personal family videos
The list is endless. I personally feel that if you are interested in shooting any type of the above mentioned videos then FroKnowsPhoto is the right guide for you.
The Three Sections of FroKnowsPhoto
The first section of the video comprises of information related to Camera basics and it applies to Full Frame, Cropped Sensor, Mirrorless or Micro 4/3rds camera. This section will quickly refresh some best practices when venturing into shooting video. This section will also talk about:
Recommended equipment setup for shooting videos.
What type of memory cards to use for video and why this is different from still photos
Information on sensor sizes, including the advantages and disadvantages of each
Best practices to avoid making mistakes while shooting videos.
Learn about the importance of Frame Rate:
Selection of frame rate is one of the most important decisions that you take while shooting a video.
Selection of frame rate greatly affects the quality of videos and in section you will understand the difference between various frame rates.
Here you will also learn:
How to master various frame rates and when to use each
Best practices for capturing slow motion footage
Get the cinematic “film look” with your DSLR camera
How a simple adjustment cangive a clean and crisp look to your videos
What is the BEST Resolution for shooting a video
Benefit of shooting video at your camera’s highest resolution
How to know if your camera is automatically lowering its own resolution and take necessary corrective measures
How to “future proof” your work so that you areup and above industry standards
Video Exposure Triangle: Like in case of photography, exposure triangle is essential for creating videos as well. Here you would learn:
What parts of the exposure triangle one should focus on locking in and how it is different from the concept applied on stills.
Understand the concept by watching a demonstration on video exposure triangle
How the concept of shutter speed changes in case of video
Determine the exact shutter speed for shooting videos.
How shutter speed for photos differs from shutter speed for videos.
What happens if you shoot a video at a much faster shutter speed
Simple way to ensure that your videos are always in focus
Learn when to shoot wide open and when to shoot closed down
Make your videos even more interesting with selective focus method
How to determine how to use high or low ISO to use in each shot.
Drastic lowering of your ISO with one simple adjustment.
Use higher ISO to gain the “artistic look”.
Importance of picture styles
How to ensure that your picture style is always set properly.
Safeguards to ensure that you don’t set your styles wrong.
Understand what an acceptable picture style is.
Learn how to Stabilize Your Camera
Learn about professional camera movement
The Simple 3 Point Lighting Demonstration
Learn to build a simple lighting setup that can be used on almost any shoot
Learn to create more dimension by making slight changes to your key and fill lights
Learn when to use natural or artificial lighting
Understand Audio Capture along with complete guidance on microphone options.
Composition and Coverage – how it is different from photography.
Guiding the audience to what is important in the scene
How to position your camera to tell the exact story you want
How to create a “character axis” before shooting any scenes
How to maintain continuous action and consistent detail in the video scenes
The 180 Degree Rule and how to implement it.
On purchasing FroKnowsPhoto you also get access to following BONUSES:
How To Create Successful YouTube Videos
Todd’s Editing Secrets & Tips
DSLR Video Homework Assignments
Shooting Check List
FroKnowsPhoto is available for instant digital download for $97 or you can also order a physical DVD or a Data Disc for $107. So, If you have bought your DSLR camera and you just can’t wait to start off as a professional videographer then you may try learning this art through FroKnowsPhoto guide. It will reveal all the hidden power in your DSLR which will take you to an all together different level of creating videos.
FroKnowsPhoto is a systematic and well organized guide on how to use DSLR for video, which I would recommend to all those who want to master this art in a short span of time from the comfort of their home.