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Beyond the Basics: Foundations Overview (Camera Lesson 00)
Overview of this camera series and how you’ll learn foundational filmmaking information, not just camera brands.
Video file size: 86MB
Key Terms: Aperture, Shutter, & ISO (Camera Lesson 01)
Ryan covers the first three crucial camera terms: aperture, shutter, and ISO.
Video file size: 432 MB
Document: How To Convert From Camera Gain to ISO
Key Terms: Frame Rate, Resolution, & White Balance (Camera Lesson 02)
Ryan covers the second three crucial camera terms- frame rate, resolution, and white balance.
Video file size: 360 MB
Converting from Shutter Speed to Angles (Camera Lesson 03)
Ryan shows you how to convert from shutter speed to shutter angle and back again.
Video file size: 56 MB
Better Video Through Bokeh & Depth of Field (Camera Lesson 04)
How you creatively use bokeh and depth of field can influence how your audience feels about the films images you create. In this video Ryan covers what these terms mean, and how to use them in filmmaking.
Video file size: 186 MB
Circle of Confusion Simplified (Camera Lesson 05)
Ryan explains the circle of confusion and shows you why it matters in filmmaking.
Video file size: 303 MB
Camera Exercise #1: Test Drive Your Camera
Ryan gives you a filmmaking exercise to help you to better understand your camera, terms covered in previous videos, and help prepare you for the next videos.
Video file size: 158 MB
Worksheet file size: 143 KB
Understanding the Heart of Your Camera System: The Camera Body (Camera Lesson 06)
Ryan covers important parts of the camera body and what to look for when considering a filmmaking camera for your next purchase or film shoot.
Video file size: 435 MB
Understanding The Soul Of Your System: Lenses (Camera Lesson 07)
Ryan covers the important aspects of the camera lens, how they affect the images you create for your film, and what you should consider when selecting a lens for your next purchase or film shoot.
Video file size: 647 MB
Understanding Sensor Size & Crop Factors (Camera Lesson 08)
Ryan helps you to understand sensor sizes, crop factors, and why they matter.
Video file size: 256 MB
What Type of Lens Should I Use? SLR vs. Cinema (Camera Lesson 09)
Ryan covers the differences between cinema and SLR lenses and reveals the strengths of each type of lens.
Video file size: 210 MB
What’s Important in a Recording Format? (Camera Lesson 10)
Ryan covers the key specs you should pay attention to when considering a recording format: codec, color sampling, bit rate, and bit depth.
Video file size: 463 MB
The Truth About RAW & Log (Camera Lesson 11)
Ryan reveals the truth behind RAW and log camera settings and how they can benefit your film production.
Video file size: 519 MB
Four Types of Camera Systems (Camera Lesson 12)
Ryan covers the four types of camera systems, what they’re used for, and what kind of productions would benefit from each system.
Video file size: 338 MB
Five Questions When Choosing A Camera (Camera Lesson 13)
Ryan reveals the 5 questions you should ask when choosing a camera system for a project.
Video file size: 249 MB
Four Must Have Accessories (Camera Lesson 14)
Ryan covers the four camera accessories you simply must have, what they’re used for, tips on using them, and recommendations on which brands to buy.
Video file size: 469 MB
Key Filtration Terms (Camera Lesson 15)
Ryan covers the filtration terms you need to know.
Video file size: 147 MB
Why You Need Filters & To Ditch Your UV Filter (Camera Lesson 16)
Ryan covers why you should use camera filtration, and why you should seriously consider ditching your UV filter.
Video file size: 198 MB
Guide to Neutral Density Filters (Camera Lesson 17)
Ryan covers the first classification of filtration: image control filters and then takes a closer look at Neutral Density (ND) filters.
Video file size: 233 MB
Starter’s Guide To Polarizer Filters (Camera Lesson 18)
Ryan covers polarizer filtration.
Video file size: 173 MB