Learn about the importance of developing an expandable technique.
- Some of the things we've talked about…may not immediately matter in the work you're doing now.…My guess is that what you're doing now…isn't the only work you'll ever want to do.…So, it's useful to develop an approach…to your current work that can be expanded…into the work you want to be doing.…Establish an organized pre-production process.…Find ways to pre-visualize the results of your work…before you walk onto a set.…Develop a testing process that will…make your work reliable and repeatable.…
Establish a process that can be adjusted…if you don't like the results.…If you love the results, make sure you…can get back to that same place.…Before you begin, you should have…a well articulated plan.…After you're done, you should have…a documentation of what you did,…so you can avoid repeating mistakes,…and also so you can take advantage of your successes.…One last thing.…Enjoy the process, take the long view.…
I'm assuming that you want to do this for a long time.…Think of how your current method…of working will impact your future,…
Focus equipment can be complex and completely separate from the camera. Bill talks about how to use this equipment effectively. In addition, unlike still photography, your camera and the subject in front of your camera may be in motion. Discover how to manage this dynamic aspect of filmmaking, including how to avoid common focusing errors with actors. Finally, get tips for handling common problems with lighting and focus.
- Using the light meter
- Optics concepts
- Pulling focus
- Focus splits and zones of focus
- Composition and movement
- Avoiding common focusing errors with actors
- Solving common lighting and focus problems