News: A Filmmaker’s Guide to Shooting the Eclipse

News: A Filmmaker’s Guide to Shooting the Eclipse
News, Tutorial Aug 17, 2017 at 10:37 AM

No Film School tells you what you need to know if you are planning on shooting the solar eclipse that is happening on Monday, August 21, 2017.

We all know to  never look directly at the sun, that includes during an eclipse, but what is the best way to shoot it? What special gear is needed? Where do you need to be to catch the full eclipse?  No Film School answers all these questions.

Here’s an excerpt:

How to Shoot the Sun

Of course, you most likely want to capture images of the eclipse, since we are filmmakers, after all. First off, when working with the sun, it's best to stick to live view mode or another viewfinding system and avoid looking through an optical viewfinder if you have one. In addition, a tripod will likely be necessary. To get a good shot of the sun, you'll need to be on a longer lens, which will magnify camera shake, which a tripod can get rid of. Finally, once totality happens, you might want to extend exposure time since it will be dark.

Read the full article at No Film School here

Posted by Kim Sternisha