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Old November 8th, 2005, 10:15 AM   #1
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Camera Technique DVD's

I didn't want to hijack the Filmmaking DVD's thread, but this one is similar. Does anyone have opinions on the following two packages -

Camera Command
http://cameracommand.com


Advanced Broadcast Camera Techniques
http://www.elitevideo.com/index.asp?...PROD&ProdID=26


I would like to get one rather than both, unless there is little or no overlap. Any comments on these products are welcome, and thanks!

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Old November 8th, 2005, 01:14 PM   #2
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Advanced Broadcast Camera Techniques

I think the Advanced Broadcast Camera Techniques videos are essential, particularly volume 1. In order to get the full benefit of the video you have to have a camcorder handy; when it says stop the tape and practice, you have to stop the tape and practice. If you just sit there and watch the videos passively you won't get the full benefit. It will really "click" if you physically do it.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 08:04 PM   #3
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Thanks Justin, and that's exactly the info I'm looking for - something to try immediately with my Sony vx cams. I guess I'm equally interested in camera techniques AND understanding all the camera's manual settings and how and when to use them.
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Old November 9th, 2005, 02:23 PM   #4
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Yes thanks for posting, I forgot to bookmark those when I first saw them.

I've ordered the Advanced Broadcast Technique DVD and I'll post comparisons/reviews when I'm done with all the DVDs.

Here's a link to the post on Filmmaking DVDs.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 06:12 AM   #5
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If you didn't actually order yet, he sells thse same DVDs on ebay at a lot less...
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Old November 10th, 2005, 09:40 AM   #6
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Thanks Bob, you just saved me a bunch of money FOR my car insurance.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 08:23 AM   #7
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Advanced Camera Techniques - wanted!

Anyone done with this DVD set and want to sell it on?

i'm interested if so..

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Old November 4th, 2006, 02:17 AM   #8
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Yeah, I missed the eBay posting. Darn it. The bid starts at $29 and there seems to be a new sale for every day. Did anyone get a better price than $65 ?
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Old November 4th, 2006, 02:38 AM   #9
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I'll comment on the Advanced Broadcast Camera Techniques
http://www.elitevideo.com/index.asp?...PROD&ProdID=26

For starters, you're buying two DVD-Rs, not DVD-ROMs, of what is probably the VHS from a distributable tape. I'm not into DVD-Rs because they supposedly don't last as long as DVD-ROM, but at least this company used printable discs. On the plus side, DVD-Rs are very easy to back-up.
To my ears, the announcer to be a bit too sales-like, and I'm surprised by the amateur audio and backfocus.

Getting past that, I liked the robust survery of camera angles/positions and all of the demonstrations. They are excellent as they clearly showed how the shots were made, both from the camera's view and as well as a side-view of the operators. On the downside, you are then armed with all of those techniques that make used car sales commercial look busy. Overall, these videos are worth every dollar to me as they will help me get out of my current shooting rut.
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