Many people are surprised when I tell them that the majority of my videos on my website were shot on an 8 year-old Canon SLR. The truth is, you don’t need the latest and greatest gear to create cinematic video. You just need to know a few picture settings and how to leverage free editing software that will allow you to manually adjust and color your dslr footage. Yes, for free.
Download the free version of Davinci Resolve Lite.
Download Technicolor Cinestyle or VisionLOGraw (or use your camera’s NEUTRAL picture setting and turn contrast all the way down).
Install Technicolor Cinestyle or VisionLog to your camera.
Color Correct your footage
Color Grade your footage
Export your footage / save to your computer / open in linear editing suite or imovie.
Questions about camera settings? Send me a message and I’ll share you what I use.
We’re in this together.