Depth of Field, Part 4:
Using a DOF Calculator + Advanced Tips and Tricks
Presented by Scott Ballard
Written by Tim Park and Scott Ballard
Summary: When working depth of field, it is almost a requirement to use a depth of field calculator. This allows a cinematographer to not only better plan shots, but empowers him or her to actually move the depth of field around to exactly where the project needs it to fall.
In this lesson we go through the steps of using a depth of field calculator, as well as a list of advanced tips and tricks to push it around your set.
Note: For this lesson we used the Digital DoF iPhone app by Indie Film Gear, LLC. When running calculations online, we used PhotoPills Depth of Field Calculator. These may not be the best for your needs, they are just what we use since they get the job done. You may notice that calculations are slightly different depending on which calculator you use. We will discuss why in the next lesson, Depth of Field, Part 5. (We are not affiliated with either company and received nothing from them for using their calculators in the lesson.)
Length: 8:08 minutes