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Tips to make professional looking hand-held videos using smart phones?

Phone Model I have: Nokia 808 PureView fps available: 15, 24, 25 30 720p & 1080p videos can be recorded using this phone. I am trying to make videos using hand-held techniques. But whatever I ...
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What does the information on DSLR lenses mean in terms of filmmaking?

What does the information on DSLR lenses such as the mm range and the f/stop mean in terms of filmmaking, specifically relating to depth-of-field. Lenses are the only aspect of filmmaking I don't ...
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What is the technical advantage of celluloid film over digital?

I know that digital is used more than celluloid now. Still, I would like to know why celluloid film is still favored by some film makers. Only a few years ago celluloid was the standard. What was/is ...
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Camera directing for lenghty single character scene talking

I am an absolute amateur regarding directing, but have been reading up on the subject and been paying close attention to filmworks, both real and animated. The thing is, I have about one and a half ...
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Is the difference between full- and crop-frame DSLR footage noticeable and disrupting?

For a short film my friend has two Canon DSLR's available, one full-frame and one crop-frame camera (5D Mark II and 550D). Would it be very noticeable in the end result if footage from both cameras ...
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Does the new Panasonic 4k LUMIX LX100 seem like a good entry-level 4k camera?

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Looking for a name of a flickering problem

i'm looking for a name of a certain video problem/artifact. it might be a child of the "rolling shutter" class, but something in my brain says there is a dedicated name for it. how the create the ...
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“A Must have” ND filter stops for filming with Canon 5D Mk2?

The question is - which stops (ND 0.6, ND 0.9.....) are the most frequently used? I am currently choosing Tiffen ones and since there are plenty of different stops to choose from and I have nearly no ...
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Do actors have rights over the footage? [closed]

I was recently involved in filming and one of the actors walked out partway though. She has since convinced the other actors to sign a document with her stating that no footage filmed involving them ...
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Terminology connected with camera movement

As non-English speaker, the terms connected with camera movement are not always clear to me, and I believe that they are technical enough to be confusing even for some English speakers. Please write ...
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Optimal pace of speech

I am applying to a scholarship, where I need to answer some questions in a one minute long video. I would like to push as much information as I can, but I wouldn't like to make it over-crowded... so ...
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Framerate wagon wheel effect

In this video a bouncing water droplet is filmed at what appears to be a very high framerate. However at 1:43 the narrator explains that he used the "wagon wheel effect" to achieve an apparent high ...
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Would it be legal to use Cott-produced, generic beverages in a film?

Walmart sells a line of beverages manufactured by Cott with very generic labelling, for example: Cott Grape soda image Since these drinks bear no brand name, I know there are no trademark/brand ...
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Film vs digital - telling the difference

There is an ongoing movement for movies to be recorded in digital instead of film. If I'm watching a movie at home on a 1080p HDTV and a bluray player, could I see the difference between something ...
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What exactly is a voyeur shot in cinematography?

What exactly is a voyeur shot in cinematography? Is this movement or style? The only thing I can find online is basically perverted stuff. Where can I find an example?
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What is this strange second camera?

I don't know is this is the correct place to ask this but ... I've watched several "making of" of current movies and noticed a thing i cannot explain. What is this strange "secondary" camera you ...
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Documentary with the actors from e.g. The Outer Limits or The Twilight Zone etc.?

Can I do a documentary with the actors from The Outer Limits or The Twilight Zone etc.? Is it possible or the actors cannot speak because of some waivers with the film studios? Or I can ask the main ...
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What is this filming technique called and how do I do it?

I hope I'm in the right forum for this question! Basically, I'm trying to create this effect, where the camera zooms in on Simba's face and the background seems to zoom in at a different pace. I'd ...
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What is a circular motion around a object called when filming?

You know that camera technique when the camera operator usually have a steadicam and runs/walks around a person. I'm trying to learn how to do that with my homemade glidecam but it is so hard. it ...
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Opteka CXS-2 vs Glidecam HD-2000

Recently I have been looking at a lot of reviews of these two video stabilization products and now I simply can't make up my mind - which one is better for me, which one should I buy? I mean, the ...
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How to avoid problems when filming in a bath house

I'm going to cover a concert early June inside a bath house. I've visited the location and it's both quite hot and humid. The plan is to bring in at least three video cameras and have them running ...
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How to record a slide presentation efficiently with video/audio

I am making some video slide presentations (~15-30 minutes) which consists of a lot of animated slides and my voice. I made a test video to see where problems occur when doing such a project. It was a ...
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How to simulate a photo being taken from the photographer's POV in a film?

How would I go about simulating a photo being taken from the photographers POV in a film? I want the still to be part of the shot, with moving images before and after the still. And I want the ...
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Tripod duel, which one is the best?

Has anyone tried this for filming? http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/223630-REG/Davis_Sanford_PROVISTA12_ProVista12_Video_Tripod_System.html It's more expensive than this: ...
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Common newbie mistakes for cinematography?

I'm going to make a serious movie, what are the BIG mistakes newbies often do, both in the clipping and the shooting stage?
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How much film do I need (in feet/meters)?

I'm shooting 3-perf 35mm @ 24 fps. How many feet of film do I need if I'm shooting one hour? Is there a good site/app for calculating this? Note: This is a repost of an off-topic/closed question I ...
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What's a good, cheap, piece of gear to start with when adding lighting equpment to your toolset?

I now have a camera that I'm quite satisfied with, and also a couple of different microphones for recording audio that doesn't sound horrible. However, something I haven't paid attention to yet is ...
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Is the high-framerate crop mode in the Red Scarlet camera practical?

I'm pretty excited by the new Red Scarlet, but one point seems very limiting about its (high-)framerate capacity: It's actually cropping the image on the frame when shooting at framerates higher than ...
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Why use 35 mm film raw stock and camera?

I would like your suggestions and reasoning as this would be useful in making decisions. Why are film makers still using traditional 35 mm film raw stock and camera equipment to produce feature films ...
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About film making techniques

I have developed a big interest in film making recently (I hope it isn't a fad). I am interested more in the technical side like cinematography, editing, lighting etc than acting, direction etc. I am ...
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How do I film a friend's wedding?

My friend asked me to video tape his wedding. I have minimal experience behind a video camera but I'm comfortable with technology. I'm mostly looking for composition and logistical advice on filming a ...