Your Best Advice – HDDSLR Filmmaking
During Vincent Laforet’s workshop in March, Susan and I made our first series of behind the scenes videos at creativeLIVE. Since neither of us had EVER used a DSLR to shoot video, we figured no better time to begin than with Vincent Laforet at the helm. In this behind the scenes video you can watch us struggle as student Will Godfrey teaches us some of the VERY basics. We all have to start somewhere, right?
In the video Susan jokes, "I'm not making an episode of House or anything." So it’s perfectly fitting that today we're announcing that cinematographer Gale Tattersall—Director of Photography on HOUSE—will be here at creativeLIVE July 8-10 teaching a FREE 3-day workshop on HDDSLR Filmmaking. WOW! Talk about learning from the best. Gale shot the entire season 6 finale of House using the Canon 5D MkII and is transforming the use of HDDSLRs in Hollywood.
Susan and I have learned a lot in the past 3 months since making our first videos, but we have a ways to go before a major TV network hires us. Ha! Tune in to see how Susan and my video skills continue to grow leaps and bounds with Gale leading the way.
One of our most valuable “newbie” lessons from Will Godfrey was to use 3 points of contact with the camera to avoid camera shake when handholding a DSLR. In our first “Your Best Advice” discussion here on the blog, we’d like to know what is the best piece of advice that YOU have to share with the world about HDDSLR filmmaking? Let us know in the comments!