I’m always on the lookout for ways to get better looking video shots. Each week, I release a show called DSLR Video Tips on lynda.com. The episode is free for one week (you don’t even have to be a member, that’s how nice they are). The show is co-hosted by friend and long-time collaborator Robbie Carman.
Here’s two recent video we did all about sliders. A slider can help you put a camera into motion to capture interesting shots with fluid movement. Check out Robbie and DP Kevin Bradley.
What is a slider?
Performing camera moves add visual interest to a scene, but how do you make them smooth? Using a slider. In this tutorial, explore what camera sliders are and how they work; take a look at different slider options, from small, portable units to large sliders; and learn about remote-controlled motorized sliders.
Using a slider
Find out how to add emotional weight to a scene with a camera move. In this tutorial, explore techniques for performing camera moves with a slider, including using tracking shots, revealing offscreen subjects, and varying slider speed for different types of scenes.
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