Here is a little instructional video about Camera Protocols and Camera Checklist for HDSLRs from our Filmmakers Academy HDSLR Bootcamp.
Watch Camera Protocol
A huge thanks to editor Chris Fenwick for taking the time to cut this footage!
I have talked in the past about the power of the hybrid approach. Taking the best from still photography and the best from motion picture photography and colliding them into a hybrid.
One of the best ideas of motion picture photography is the protocol of the filmmaking process around the camera. Dealing with magazines loaded with film, downloading those film mags, camera reports, etiquette around the camera, exposures, filter factor, film speed change, and double and triple checking before turning over the film camera. We all know that the platform has changed but the systems and checks and balances have not.
This is just a little glimpse of what my Elite Team members and I have developed and what we are teaching. We have re-written the camera checklist based on this DSLR platform.
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About Filmmakers Academy Cinematographer Mentor Shane Hurlbut, ASC
Director of photography Shane Hurlbut, ASC works at the forefront of cinema. He’s a storyteller, innovator, and discerning collaborator, who brings more than three decades of experience to his art. He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, the International Cinematographers Guild/Local 600, and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Hurlbut frequently joins forces with great directors: McG’s Netflix Rim of the World and The Babysitter, plus Warner Bros. We Are Marshall and Terminator: Salvation; Scott Waugh’s Need for Speed and Act of Valor; and Gabriele Muccino’s There Is No Place Like Home and Fathers and Daughters. His additional film credits include Semi-Pro; The Greatest Game Ever Played; Into the Blue; Mr 3000; Drumline; 11:14, which earned Hurlbut a DVDX nomination; and The Skulls. Notably, his television credits include the first season of AMC’s Into the Badlands.