Basics of Camera Operation
This notebooks starts with the basics, teaching any new camera operator the essentials of capturing a live event. Whether it’s a concert, a keynote or a baseball game, the principles of camera operation all built from the same foundation.
Chapters in this Notebook
Terminology and Definitions
To be proficient in any field, having a basic understanding of the terminology is essential; especially as a camera operator working with a director. Starting at ground zero, Darrick explains the most commonly used terms in the industry.
Breaking Down the Camera
Knowing the terminology is only half the battle, Darrick continues to walk us through the basic features of the camera itself. While taking a look at some of the options available on different cameras and things to think about when building a system.
Shooting and Framing
Knowing how to set up and operate our camera, we need to look at how to frame our shots. This chapter unpacks the specific terms a director might use to capture an event and how we can properly frame our shots to make sense to the viewer.