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This introduction to DSLR video is divided into six parts.
Learn how to set up your camera, shoot in daylight and at night.
This tutorial shows you how to get the cinematic film look that
so many people are talking about.
In the fall of 2008 Vincent Laforet was the first one to use the Canon EOS 5D Mark II which was the first digital SLR capable of recording full HD video. The short film he shot mostly at night, called "Reverie", become popular over night. Something that Canon never intended got more and more in focus of amateur filmmakers all over the world: Shooting films and commercials with a stills camera. It only took a few month and the first accessories were released. Since then a lot has happened and a lot of TV shows like "House MD" or "CSI Miami" used DSLRs on set. Philip Bloom, another pioneer in digital filmmaking, used cameras on the Lucas Film production "Red Tails". The small body and the great image quality has fascinated international acclaimed cinematographers like Rodney Charters ("24"). In independent cinema those cameras became indispensable.
Software used in this video: Adobe Premiere Pro + Adobe After Effects
Fenchel & Janisch GbR is not affiliated with any of the companies
shown or named in this video.
© 2012 by Fenchel & Janisch Filmproduktion GbR
Marcel Fenchel and Moritz Janisch are a team of filmmakers based in Frankfurt, Germany.
Their film production company, Fenchel & Janisch, produces commercials and corporate videos for a broad variety of companies from different branches.
Since the start of the DSLR revolution their goal is to provide interesting and straight to the point filmmaking and editing tutorials for beginners and advanced film enthusiasts from all over the world.
Besides famous tutorials like “The ultimate Introduction to DSLR Filmmaking” or “How to get the Filmlook” that both got over 1 Million views on YouTube, Fenchel & Janisch also share technical gear reviews, short films and behind the scenes videos. The documentary “Format Frankfurt” was entirely shot with HD DSLRs over a period of three years. The full-length film premiered in May 2014 in German cinemas and is available on video on demand:
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