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08-12-2009, 08:10 AM   #1
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Wanted, K-7 Video for dummies

After drooling my way through the gearhead thread on K-7 video, it strengthened my resolve to actually learn how to use the K-7 to shoot at least vaguely competent home videos. The manual is a bit sparse on advice for shooting video, and I was wondering if someone has already gone through the trouble of giving some tutorial style advice on what's possible with the K-7. I've got a old Sears 28mm f2.8 I was thinking of taking apart to take out the aperture ring ball stop. Other than just practicing manually focusing while I pan, any advice for technique or skills I should deliberately try to learn floating around out there?

08-12-2009, 08:13 AM   #2
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um.. watch more movies?

as my friend likes to say "shooting film is just like photoraphy, only we do it at 24 frames a second"

all the same principles apply really.


great video comes from planned out movement, and careful cuts/editing.

proper use of things like dollies and steady cams..


here is an example that i'm sure took lots and lots of planning:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7lnnZiORpk

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Fair enough, but I was more thinking in terms of how the camera deals with aperture in movie mode, and if there's tips or tricks for manually focusing while filming, that sort of thing. I guess maybe practice is the right answer!
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