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In photography, a viewfinder is what the photographer looks through to compose, and in many cases to focus, the picture. Most viewfinders are separate, and suffer parallax, while the single-lens reflex camera lets the viewfinder use the main optical system. Viewfinders are used in many cameras of different types: still and movie, film, analog and digital. A zoom camera usually zooms its finder in sync with its lens, one exception being rangefinder cameras.
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How to Use the Rule of Thirds for Awesome Shot Composition [Reel Rebel]

How to Use the Rule of Thirds for Awesome Shot Composition [Reel Rebel]

One of the most basic “rules” when it comes to shot composition is the “rule of thirds,” in which you divide your shot into 9 equal parts with intersecting horizontal and vertical lines and then frame the subject at the intersection of those lines. Here’s a video tutorial on it.

Frame Your Shots the Easy Way with SL Director’s Digital Viewfinder App [Reel Rebel #19]

Frame Your Shots the Easy Way with SL Directors Digital Viewfinder App [Reel Rebel #19]

For this week's Reel Rebel video production tip, in an effort to dispel the myth that holding your hands in an L-shape for a shot makes you look like a professional filmmaker, we discuss and review the merits of the SL Director's Viewfinder app.  This …

Canon 5D Mark III: The Ultimate Feature Request List for DSLR Video

Canon 5D Mark III: The Ultimate Feature Request List for DSLR Video

For little more than a year now, I have been making video marketing productions using two Canon DSLRs as my weapon of choice: a 5D mark II (for its ability to do bokeh-porn) and the 7D (for those smooth Glidecam shots at 50 or 60 …

Run and Gun Video Production Strategies for Video Marketing

Run and Gun Video Production Strategies for Video Marketing

Some marketers find themselves in a situation ripe for shooting video, but are required to do so with little or no time for preparation or pause. This is what is referred to as “run and gun” video production. To help explain this type of shooting (which is becoming more common for video marketers looking to capture real-time quality content), I interviewed three notable video production professionals.

How To Guide for Shooting HD Video With A DSLR Camera

How To Guide for Shooting HD Video With A DSLR Camera

Ever since Nikon introduced the D90 in August 2008 as the first DSLR camera that shoots High Definition (HD) video, a silent revolution is taking place in media production. At a fraction of the budget creative camera people are able to produce remarkable high quality …

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