May 12, 2018
These common mistakes are super frustrating but they’re also 100% avoidable.
We’ve all made some pretty amateur mistakes at the beginning of our filmmaking careers, from not charging your camera before a shoot to not pressing record before “recording”. (I was guilty of that for a weirdly extensive amount of time.) However, there are many other ways that a filmmaker can use their cameras incorrectly, some of which may not be as obvious as leaving your damn lens cap on. David Flores of B&H goes over seven ways you could potentially be misusing your camera in the video below.
Even though Flores’ tips focus more on how to use a camera correctly for photography, they still apply to filmmaking and cinematography.