If you've ever shot a wedding, you know the pressure to capture the key moments is intense. You may as well run and hide if you miss any of those one-of-a-kind happenings; you're in deep doo-doo unless you get them all.
Professional shooter Joe Simon takes his wedding coverage up a notch – he's constantly shifting focus to increase the emotion and stylishness of his shots. This higher production value is what makes him a sought-after event videographer.
Short of hiring a focus puller and setting up a video village, Simon shows how the Canon EOS C100 camera's optional Dual Pixel AF upgrade allows both spot and continuous focusing to follow moving targets and to shift focus from one element to another.
Canon Digital Learning Center Offerings
From Canon Press:
With wedding season beginning in just a couple of months, now is the perfect time for wedding photographers and videographers to brush up on the latest trends to help them deliver the highest quality images of couples on their special day. To address that need, Canon U.S.A’s Digital Learning Center has tips and tools that can help prepare these imaging professionals for their busy season. First is a video featuring wedding cinematographer Joe Simon. This video provides tips on how to create unique wedding films using Canon’s Cinema EOS and HDSLR cameras. The second is the EOS C100 Menu Simulator, which gives professionals an educational tool to help navigate the cinema camera’s menu.
Handcrafting Unique Wedding Films with the EOS System
Wedding cinematographer Joe Simon shares his views and techniques for shooting stylish wedding videos using Canon’s Cinema EOS and HDSLR cameras. This new video offers insight on how the Canon cameras he utilizes make shooting wedding films easier and also discusses his experiences using the new Dual Pixel AF feature available in the EOS C100 and the EOS 70D. Simon also explains how he uses multiple accessories with his Canon cameras to open up the potential for more dynamic camera movement and focus effects.
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Canon EOS C100 Menu Simulator
The EOS C100 Menu Simulator is a fully interactive platform that allows users to familiarize themselves with the camera’s Main Menu and Custom Picture Menu. With this innovative training tool, prospective or current users of the EOS C100 can navigate the simulated menu system with a mouse, keyboard arrow keys or their fingers (when using a touch screen device). Ideal for cinematographers, camera operators, camera assistants, producers, and directors, the EOS C100 Menu Simulator provides a convenient and accessible platform for training.
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