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Recording sound in the DSLR world

Martin Johnson - Saturday, June 28, 2014
Moving to shooting video with a DSLR has lots of advantages. Most videographers use them for 'the look' and I have to agree, that's the reason I used my 5D Mk lll more and more. But the one problem all DSLR's have is sound. My Panasonic HMC 150 video camera has two channels of digital sound built in with XLR inputs, mic/line +48V switches all included. My DSLR has none of these. The solution is to use a digital audio recorder in conjunction with the DSLR to get the quality sound .. click to read full post.
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10 things I want my clients to know

Martin Johnson - Tuesday, June 17, 2014
I've been on half-a-dozen shoots over the past six years where I wished my client realised that the success of the shoot depends on both of us. Whilst I'm contracted to provide the skills of an experienced videographer, I have to rely on them to organise what we're shooting. It's easy to agree in a pre-production meeting, for example, that we'll interview three of their key staff on the production floor, but I want my client to understand that they need to make this happen. Whilst I .. click to read full post.
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Wearing more than one hat

Martin Johnson - Wednesday, June 11, 2014
If you're a freelance videographer, then it's odds on that you do more than just light and operate the camera. In my own business I often wear multiple hats; producer, director, camera operator, lighting and audio director, editor and post-production sound mixer. Running your own business means you can't just focus on your camera work. Here's an example ... Not-for-profit client I have done a number of videos for a local counselling service. Whilst they offer fee-for-service counsell .. click to read full post.
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Packing your gear right

Martin Johnson - Monday, June 09, 2014
If you're a freelance video producer then you'll need to travel with your camera gear. Working out the best way to carry your gear, is key to making sure it arrives at the other end in one piece and ready to go. Pelican cases Pelican (http://www.pelican.com/)cases have become the industry standard for film makers and frankly, you'd be hard pushed to buy anything better to carry camera, lights and sound gear. Here's how I travel: Lighting: My two 900 LED light panels are packed in  .. click to read full post.
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Shooting interviewees with 2 cameras

Martin Johnson - Sunday, June 08, 2014
If you watch some corporate on-line videos, you'll often see a technique where the interviewee or on-camera presenter is shot from two angles. One is generally the traditional front on shot, with the eye line slightly off to one side of the camera with the second angle close to profile and generally quite tight. Often this second angle shot is treated in post so it looks quite different from the main shot. Things to watch out for .. It's important to get the eye lines right if you're .. click to read full post.
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