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Old May 5th, 2007, 09:13 PM   #1
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I am pretty new to the filming arena, my expertise lies in those nifty little disposable cameras you buy at wal-mart and then putting the pictures together and flipping through them so it looks like a movie, kind of. Ok, I'm dumb as a post when it comes to video stuff.

I have been looking at the Canon XL2 for about a year now and slobbering all over the place when I see one. I would really like to get one to some outdoor filming with dogs and all. I would like to hope that I could pick up the filming relatively easy but I get all kinds of confused when people start throwing out all the technical stuff.

Where could I look to start figuring out the terms and what they all mean. The 24p or i or 720/60 stuff. Just get the deer in the head lights look when I read about this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I would love to be able to get into this type of thing.

Thanks in advance for your replies.

Les
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Old May 5th, 2007, 11:24 PM   #2
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Les, probably the least painful way to get your feet wet would be the book, "Digital Video for Dummies" - no joke, even though I'm against the labeling of people the "dummies" series usually has a good starting point and this one's no different. It won't make you into Steven Spielberg but it'll get you started.

It's available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc... Steve
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Old May 6th, 2007, 08:32 PM   #3
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I also like the book "digital filmmaking for teens". It's a great book with more practical, less theory stuff. And pictures and a DVD with a little project they made for the book with real teens! Lots of fun.
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Old May 6th, 2007, 09:49 PM   #4
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Sweet! Thanks a ton. I'll get on it.

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