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: How to Slide a Camera: DSLR Video Tips
On this week's DSLR video tips we explore how to add an extra element of professionalism and dynamism to your shots by using a slider. You can watch for each week's episode for free the week it is released.
Robbie Carmen and I explore the various methods, techniques, and types of sliders out there. Joining us is director of photography Kevin Bradley, sharing his expertise and personal tips for creating smooth tracking camera shots.
Paying attention to what’s motivating your shot will help you decide which type of slider and camera speed to use; Kevin and I will take you onto the set of a music video to demonstrate various techniques of tracking and camera speed that will help you slide the camera to achieve the mood you’re after.
• What tabletop slides are
• Methods and techniques for sliding the camera
• The impact that movement has on your shot
• Adding versatility with sliders
Watch this week’s free videos above and the rest of this week’s tutorial on lynda.com to get started sliding your camera, and be sure to check back next week for more DSLR Video Tips.