1. 6 Things to Check Before Hitting the Movie Record Button On Your DSLR

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    http://www.learningdslrvideo.com/check-before-record/ Run and Gun Style 1. Resolution and frame rate 2. AWB, if I have a few more seconds to spare I will see what the other WB settings look like on the screen 3. ISO - inside outside? 4. Picture Styles - normally shoot standard especially if I am running fast 5. Shutter Speed - easy to jog it 50th for 1080 and 125th for 720 6. then I check focus and hit record Planned Shoot (Additional Items to Check) 1. Custom white balance 2. I will check the 'blinky's' to see if I am over exposed anywhere (I am not too good at reading histograms yet) 3. Use an 18% gray card to double check the exposure 4. Double check the audio - disable the AGC on my t2i Somethings I never check because I never change them 1. AF mode - quick focus 2. AF during movie - enable 3. Movie exposure - manual 4. Grid Display - grid 1 5. Highlight Tone Priority - disable 6. Always on Quick Focus using the center or top focus point, 7. Auto Lighting Optimizer on standard.

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    • Canon T3i 600D Training #1

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      1st video in a training series for the Canon T3i/600D. #2 in the series is here: http://www.vimeo.com/24057433 Find all my training videos in this series here: http://www.learningdslrvideo.com/store/

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      • Canon T3i 600D Training #2

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        Watch #1 here: http://www.vimeo.com/23940421 Find all my training videos in this series here: http://www.learningdslrvideo.com/training/

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        • Monitor Realtime T2i 550D Audio While You Record

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          For step up instructions go to: http://www.learningdslrvideo.com/monitor-t2i-headphones/

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          • Konova Slider Montage Film

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            Music by Loveshadow on ccMixter.org http://ccmixter.org/reviews/Loveshadow/30628 The song is “Miss U” by Loveshadow on the creative commons site ccMixter.org. When I watched Patryck Kizny’s slider video I noticed he was using creative commons music from a site I had never hear of before, so I had to check it out since it is so hard to find good creative commons music that actually sounds good. After a short while I found the song I used in this video. UPDATE: See LoveShadow's comment below on how it was made. Shot on the Konova Slider: http://konovaphoto.com/ Canon T2i with mostly the Tokina 11-16mm lens.

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            • Dave's Gear Page Disclosure

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              http://www.learningdslrvideo.com/affiliate-work/ I shot this on the 5D and the Sigma 85mm 1.4 I have been getting a lot of comments like this one from Andreas: “Cool comparsion Dave. But what happened to your gear-setup. Are you renting all those expensive cameras?” I just want quickly explain where I get this gear from. I have a relationship with B&H Photo, they usually call me up once a month or so and ask me what I would like to try next. This past month I really wanted experience the Canon 5D so I asked, “Can I try out the 5D?” A few days later it is on my door step. B&H doesn’t tell me what to say in my reviews, and I try to be as unbiased as I can. In return for taking all the time to do a thorough review their product if you click on any of my affiliate links to B&H and buy that item or any other item that day or some limited time after that, I make a tiny portion. It does not cost you any extra and it helps support my site. Most of the time B&H has great prices but if you find something cheaper on say a site like Amazon or Adorama you should buy from them. I don’t make much money at all from this site. LearningDSLRVideo.com is a hobby for me that I really enjoy, and wish my site made more money, if I did I could do even better videos. I mostly do this because I want to try stuff out before I buy it, and I enjoy sharing my experiences with the gear. If I want to buy anything I review I pay full price just like you do. So on my gear page most all of those items on that page is stuff I own. Or I recommend buying and I am saving up for like the Tokina 11-16. Hope that clears things up. If you want to help support my site please use the links from my gear page or any link on my site that send you to B&H. If not, that is OK because I still love playing with all this cool stuff.

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              • How To Get the Film Look on DSLR Video

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                http://www.learningdslrvideo.com/film-look-dslr-video/ These techniques I am about to explain to you are based on my observations on how my videos require more work to match that of what I see on the big screen in the move theater. 1. Set your camera to 24fps. To be honest this is probably provides the smallest benefit of all the items I am going to tell you about. Most people can not tell the difference from 24 to 30 fps, this happens more on a sub-conscience level. The main reason I shoot at 24fps is not the look, it is because it creates smaller file sizes for me to edit with. 2. Shoot with a shadow depth of field (large sensor) This can be done with DSLR with large sensors like the 5D T2i and the 60D. This I think is the item that provides the most benefit of all the items I have. Not every shoot has to be this way, but just watch and film or good TV show and you will see super shallow depth of field used over and over. 3. aspect ratio, this is the second most important. Normal people notice this right away when their TV is letter boxed once the movie starts. This is a dead giveaway that this is a film. 4. Shoot in 720p or higher, to match film you are going to need all the resolution you can get. However many will not notice that much difference between 720 and 1080. 5. Use a tripod, a monopod, use a rig on your shoulder, most important keep it steady unless shakiness adds to your story. 6. Use a slider or a dolly at least a few times to reveal something 7. use a gib, most films use an establishing opening shot and most on done on some sort of gib where the camera glides up from street level into the trees. 8. Shoot flat and then Color your video in post. The in camera settings while very good can be a bit over saturated or have too much contrast. There are many tutorials on how to color your video to look more like a block buster. 9. Don't zoom while filming, instead shoot far away then close up with a cut between shots. Zooms are super fun on a camcorder but I would bet that most film crews just own prime lens and don't use any zooms unless it is a very special shot. 10. This last one has nothing to do with video, but if you audio sounds like crap because the mic is mounted on the camera, or you are missing background music that completes the scene or missing foley noises of an important event, even if you did everything else right on this list the audio which 50% of your video will not look like film. 11. Tell a good story.

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                • Good DSLR Video Picture Style for Beginners

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                  http://www.learningdslrvideo.com/dslr-picture-style-beginners/ Martin Beek over at Marvels Films asked me to compare some of his new version “3″ (actually version 2.3) picture styles, I tried all of them from his zip file in many different lighting conditions. The new Marvel 2.3 flat low contrast works really well for a beginner like me. I think others just getting their feet wet with color correction and grading will also like this one as well. From Martin’s blog here is his description of my favorite picture style: Slight “best of both worlds” s-Curve for useful flattening of the picture, without introducing flattening artifacts such as “plastic faces” and other 8-bit color gamma defects. Optimized for low contrast shooting situations (e.g. indoors, night). Classification: No color correction. Light flattening. Version 2.3 of december 5 2010, by Martin Beek and Bart Keimen, Marvels Film. I have tried some of the other more “advanced” styles like the version 1.2 (classic) or the new Panalog versions and even after tons of work I can’t make them look half way decent at all. Perhaps the Panalog is designed for the 5D and not the T2i 550D, maybe that is why I can’t get it to work for me.

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                  • Tokina 11-16mm Review

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                    http://www.learningdslrvideo.com/tokina-11-16mm-at-x116-pro-dx-canon/ to read more. I am reviewing the Tokina 11-16mmF/2.8 Pro AT-X116DX f/Canon version lens. I am going to discuss: 1. Price, 2. Show lots of b-roll I have shot, what this lens is good for, 3. Sharpness test, 4. Speed of focus, 5. Build quality, 6. Which cameras this works well for. This is probably my most thorough lens review I have done.

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                    • Canon 60D vs. Canon T3i/600D Comparison

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                      Read more at http://www.learningdslrvideo.com/canon-60d-vs-canon-t3i-600d/

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