Any DSLR movie makers out there?

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I use my D7000 for shooting martial arts tournaments, but I want to explore the realm of movie making.
Is there a forum similar to this one, but geared towards DSLR video recording where I can get acquainted with the basics that you would recommend?
 
When I first started I would search Vimeo and Youtube and for films shot by students/amateurs to get a feel for what is possible. There are some absolutely amazing pieces that you will come across.

As far as the more technical side, there's some fairly standard basics. To get a more "film-like" look generally shoot at 24p, a shutter speed approx double that so 1/50th, as low an ISO as possible, and a fairly shallow DOF. Focusing manually is something that takes practice. More professional films have less and/or much more subtle movement that are carefully thought out before shooting. Like if someone is standing up you want to anticipate it and not be trailing behind their movements. Also, probably most importantly, if you are using a zoom lens don't adjust it once you start shooting!

I know you were asking for forums/sites that have this info but I haven't really used many. Most of what I gained came more from just general searches and or the classes I have taken. One site I do remember reading a lot on was under FAQ AXP Anders Øvergaard - He also has a Youtube channel and has some great examples.

Hopefully this helped a little! Feel free to ask any other questions and I'll try to answer them!
 
One other thing I just remembered that has made coming up with concepts a lot easier for me said by one of my teachers...

Good filmmaking is essentially "Interesting People, in Interesting Situations, in Interesting Places, Photographed Interestingly."
 
Thanks for the info.
 
The only experience I have with movie making with my camera is semi pornographic. One time when this girl came over, she couldn't wait to, well I mean she ....hang on a second. First she........nevermind.
I better shut up.
Anyway it was all out of focus but you could tell what was going on by the sound.
 
The only experience I have with movie making with my camera is semi pornographic. One time when this girl came over, she couldn't wait to, well I mean she ....hang on a second. First she........nevermind.
I better shut up.
Anyway it was all out of focus but you could tell what was going on by the sound.

Was she a butterfly or a spider? :lol:
 
Was she a butterfly or a spider? :lol:

akkk
HomerSimpsonFacepalm.jpg
 
Haha it was either that, or Gibson :lmao:
 
I made a short film with the 5D2 not too long ago. Nothing special. It was really my fist attempt at anything movie related.

Cinema5D would be a place to look, but it's mostly Canon-related. Not sure for specifics on DSLR video.
 
I made a short film with the 5D2 not too long ago. Nothing special. It was really my fist attempt at anything movie related.

Cinema5D would be a place to look, but it's mostly Canon-related. Not sure for specifics on DSLR video.

I'm on there now actually. There are definitely a bunch of canon shooters, but I think theres a lot of good info that I can use. Can I see your video?
 
look up corridor digital on youtube

they do a lot of their work with dslr's
 
Lightspeed knows he's good in my book lol.
 

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