EDITOR’S NOTE: Guest Post by Ron Dawson To see Part 1 in this series, go to : http://photofocus.com/2009/11/16/primer-for-still-to-video-shooters-part-1/ To see Part 2 in this series, go to : http://photofocus.com/2009/11/17/primer-for-still-to-video-shooters-part-2/ To see Part 2 in this series, go to: http://photofocus.com/2009/11/18/primer-for-still-to-video-shooters-part-3/ Editing Your Project Now that you have your footage “in the can,” it’s time to do […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Guest Post by Ron Dawson To see Part 1 in this series, go to : http://photofocus.com/2009/11/16/primer-for-still-to-video-shooters-part-1/ To see Part 2 in this series, go to : http://photofocus.com/2009/11/17/primer-for-still-to-video-shooters-part-2/ In parts I and II of this series, we covered framing and image capture. In this part, I’ll offer a few tips on lighting and audio. […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Guest Post by Ron Dawson To see Part 1 in this series, go to : http://photofocus.com/2009/11/16/primer-for-still-to-video-shooters-part-1/ In this installment, we’ll cover some more shooting tips for getting good video footage for interviews. Mistakes and Retakes—it is okay if the subject makes a mistake, garbles his/her words, or for some other reason, wants to […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a series of guest posts by my friend, Ron Dawson. Ron is an international award-winning video producer, speaker, and video business coach. For the second consecutive year he was named to the Event DV Top 25 event videographers in the industry, and he and his wife are authors of the Peachpit […]

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I attended the ReFrame conference in San Francisco last week. I had some medical stuff that kept me from making the trip to New York for Photo East, so that freed up a few days to go to the Bay Area to learn more about convergence. It seems that I could have also done that […]

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I got my hands on a V2 Zacuto Z-Finder this week. This is the revised, second version of the Z-Finder. The Z-Finder is Zacuto’s Optical Viewfinder (made by Schneider) that offers digital camera owners 3x focusable magnification, a 40mm diameter lens, an eyecup preventing extraneous light leakage, and a field of view perfectly matched to […]

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Whether you call it convergence, or hybrid DSLR/video, combo-cams, or VSLRs, there’s no doubt that this space is heating up. I’ve been monitoring it very, very closely. I’ve tested each and every camera that works in this space and I’ve been researching all the companies that provide tools for photographers and filmmakers who are interested […]

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