Are you looking for a way to share that amazing true story? Try shooting a short documentary! Learn how to plan, cast, shoot, and edit a short documentary. Capstone 4D videos provide extra content to help you on your film-making journey. Now, get out there and shoot some video!
(HINT: IT’S NOT JUST THE LIGHTING)
Scott Kelby, the world’s #1 best-selling author of photography books, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine, and Publisher of the just-released Light It magazine, has reinvented how lighting books are written by finally revealing the entire process from start to finish. You see everything from the complete lighting setup (and all the gear used), to the shoot (including all the camera settings and a contact sheet of the progression of the shoot), to the all-important part that most books don’t dare include–the post-processing and retouching in Photoshop. This book also breaks new ground in the visual way it teaches you the lighting setup. There aren’t any sketches or 3D models–you see the lighting layout in a full-page photo, taken from above during the live shoot, so you can see exactly where everything’s positioned (the subject, the photographer, the lighting, the background–you name it–you see it all). Plus, you’ll see side, over-the-shoulder, and more behind-the-scenes views, so you can absolutely nail the lighting every time.
LEARN THE LIGHTING SETUPS THE PROS USE
Each year, Scott trains thousands of professional photographers during his Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE! seminar tour and now, for the first time ever, he’s taken that incredibly popular style of learning and put in into book form. Now everyone can have a real-world reference for getting the same looks today’s clients are clamoring for.
- The step-by-step layouts for creating the most-requested and sought-after lighting looks
- How to get more out of one light than you ever thought you could (this is worth it alone!)
- How to control and shape your light without breaking the bank
- The camera settings, gear, and power settings for every shot
- The retouching techniques the pros really use to make their subjects look their very best
- How to retouch hair, eyes, lips, skin, and lots of other little retouching tricks that make a really big difference
- How to create high-contrast portrait effects without buying expensive plug-ins
- A host of insider tricks, invaluable shortcuts, and kick-butt special effects to give you a real advantage over the competition
Plus, Scott includes a special bonus chapter that shows how to create these same studio looks using off-camera hot shoe fl ashes and the modifi ers made for them. There’s never been a book like it.
Amazon.com Exclusive: Bonus Content from Scott Kelby, Author of Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It
Here are a few things I wish someone had told me before I started studio lighting. In this book, I list ten things about lighting. Here are three to get you started right away.
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Picking an f-stop for Portraits
Start with Just One Light
Shoot Tethered to Your Computer
- Light It Shoot It Retouch It Learn Step by Step How to Go from Empty Studio to Finished Image
Whether you’re a working professional, an aspiring filmmaker or the home/office paparazzi, the power of the medium–to inform, to entertain and to inspire–flows not from the camera but from the craft: the fine-tuning of a viewer’s perceptions. When you think of the camera as the viewer’s brain and yourself as a surgeon, you’re ahead of the game.
VIDEO RULES will dramatically shorten your learning curve, showing you how to:
COMPOSE IRRESISTIBLE IMAGES
HARNESS THE EMOTIONAL FORCE OF AUDIO
GET INTERVIEW SUBJECTS TO SPEAK IN COMPLETE SENTENCES
PREPARE FOR A WAR ZONE AND LIVE TO TELL THE STORY
GROW A BULLETPROOF CAREER
Veteran cameraman and producer Dave Lent distills forty years of know-how–shooting news, documentaries, sports, business and entertainment–into a set of simple, easy-tograsp principles. With passion, practice and VIDEO RULES as your guide, the stories you shoot will be the ones people remember .
How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck is a quick and easy guide that will make your video better instantly– whether you read it cover to cover or just skim a few chapters. It’s about the language of video. How to think like a director, regardless of equipment (amateurs think about the camera, pros think about communication). It’s about the rules developed over a century of movie-making–which work just as well when shooting a two-year-old’s birthday party. Written by Steve Stockman, the director of Two Weeks (2007), plus TV shows, music videos, and hundreds of commercials, How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck explains in 74 short, pithy, insightful chapters how to tell a story and entertain your audience. How to shoot video people will want to watch.
Here’s how to think in shots–how to move-point-shoot-stop-repeat, instead of planting yourself in one spot and pressing “Record” for five minutes. Why never to shoot until you see the whites of your subject’s eyes. Why to “zoom” with your feet and not the lens. How to create intrigue on camera. The book covers the basics of framing, lighting, sound (use an external mic), editing, special effects (turn them off!), and gives advice on shooting a variety of specific situations: sporting events, parties and family gatherings, graduations and performances. Plus, how to make instructional and promotional videos, how to make a music video, how to capture stunts, and much more. At the end of every chapter is a suggestion of how to immediately put what you learned into practice, so the next time you’re shooting you’ll have begun to master the skill. Accompanying the book is a website with video clips to illustrate different rules, techniques, and situations.