Blog Between Episodes

When I’m not posting new podcasts, I occasionally write about topics that may interest you.

There is a lot of hype, who-ha, praise and promise surrounding the new DSLRs that will also shoot video (also called HDSLR, HD-DSLR, Video DSLR, etc). Here’s my take on why you should take a look too, and what productions will benefit and what you need to know (in non-technical terms). [click to continue…]


Using Rack Focus

by dfilm

Part of the beauty of the shallow depth of field that you can get with these new HD-DSLR cameras is that you can cause the viewer to look EXACTLY where you want them to by adjusting the focus accordingly. An in focus foreground causes the viewers to “focus” on the foreground. An in focus background with an out of focus foreground cause more attention to be paid to the background. Read more and watch the video…


Color balancing is critical for getting good footage out of your camera. While today’s modern video cameras and DSLRs do have good auto balance but they only work about 75% of the time. Often if you leave things to the Auto White Balance you will do a lot of post color correcting. Follow along as I show you how to get perfect color renditions from your camera. [click to continue…]


DSLR Video Setup & Shoot (Basic)

July 10, 2022

In this article I’ll walk you through a very basic setup to get the very best video. It doesn’t take a lot to get fantastic quality video from your DSLR! By the way. I use DSLR and HDSLR interchangeably. Some folks refer to digital SLR cameras that shoot video as HDSLR cameras. I like that […]

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10 Reasons to Buy an HDSLR Camera

June 27, 2022

It seems only fitting that the inaugural blog post for dFilmSchool cover the main reasons to buy a HDSLR (or DSLR that shoots HD video). I’ve been shooting for over 20 years and love what I can do with an HDSLR camera. It have plenty of advantages and a few significant limitations. For every limitation […]

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