Camera Training and Compositing

Unfortunately, I was sick the day we received the camera training in class. However, Eric very kindly went through the training with me last Friday. So, hopefully, I will be fine for the test tomorrow. Most of the information was pretty basic: how to set up the tripod and camera, formatting cards, zooming, panning etc. I feel like the most complicated parts will be trying to remember where all the buttons are. Also, how to find a good exposure using ISO and aperture. Here is a helpful diagram if anyone is struggling:


This training has made me really excited for the compositing exercise. I have never done anything of the sort and I think it will be really fun learning something new, as there is such an application for films and especially for visual effects. One of the most important things will be the environment set up and the tracking markers we use. Eric told me that there are printable tracking markers which will be very handy for our assignment. I found these simply by googling:



2 thoughts on “Camera Training and Compositing

  1. That’s a really great diagram explaining the relationship between ISO, Aperture and shutter speed. It’s important to remember that these settings are not only for finding correct exposure but can also be used to create the look you want to achieve. so adjusting the shutter speed will change the motion blur, the aperture changes the depth of field and the bumping up the ISO adds grain (sometimes you may want that for creative reasons). I love how this diagram shows that in a simple visual way. A lot of people get very confused about what each one does when first learning about cameras.


  2. jam says:

    Thanks so much for posting this diagram! It’s a really nice and simple way to remember the interconnectivity between the four factors!


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