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Camera Workshop, Part II

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:06
  • Rule of Thirds 1:57
    • Rule of Thirds
    • Center Framing versus Rule of Thirds
  • Framing 4:19
    • Head Room
    • Edge Room
  • Single Versus 2 Shot 5:36
    • Single Shot
    • Two Shot
  • X, Y , and Z Axis 6:08
    • The X, Y , and Z Axis
  • Controlling Camera and Object Movement 6:53
    • Preset Your Focus as Much as You Can
    • Limit Excess Camera Movement
    • Define Your Balance
    • Handheld: Use Your Body to Absorb Shock
    • Handheld: Wide Lenses & Focal Lengths
    • Moving the Camera
  • Tilt vs. Ped 13:05
    • Tilt
    • Ped
    • Example: Tilt & Ped
  • Pan vs. Track 16:37
    • Pan
    • Track or Truck
    • Example: Panning
  • Dolly In, Dolly Out 19:33
    • Dolly In or Dolly Out
  • Zoom In, Zoom Out 20:44
    • A Zoom is a Change in Lens Focal Length
  • More On The Zoom 22:03
    • Focus the Lens
    • Calibrate the Lens
    • Zoom In and Out
    • Example: Zooming
  • Camera Workshop Part II Check List 24:20
    • Frame Up a CU (Close Up)
    • Frame a MED (Single)
    • Frame Up a 2 Shot - Medium
    • Frame Up a 2 Shot - Wide
  • Camera Workshop Part II Check List 25:54
    • Have a Subject Sit in a Chair and Stand
    • Have a Subject Walk L to R along the X Axis
    • Have a Subject Walk Away From and Into the camera Along the Z Axis
    • Practice Zooming In and Out