Watch as the DSLR Video Shooter, Caleb Pike demonstrates how to use ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed specifically for video.


If you are just starting out in video and looking to up your game this 12-minute video by the DSLR Video Shooter, Caleb Pike, is going to be a life changer. If you own a DSLR you probably know the shutter speed, ISO and aperture settings. But how do these come into play when it comes to shooting video? Let’s take a look as Caleb explains and demonstrates the effect of each, and how you can use them to achieve a desired look/feel…

This is Caleb’s overview of each setting:

Shutter Speed
Controls how LONG light hits the sensor each second. Also controls motion blur effects. Saving Private Ryan is a great example of how a fast shutter speed can be used for tension. The Bourne movies are a great example of slow shutter speeds (when Jason is dreaming/remembering his past).

Controls how MUCH light hits the sensor. Also controls depth of field or how much of the shot is in focus.

Controls the sensitivity (brightness) of sensor. Noise can be introduced at high ISO levels so try to avoid those. [Caleb Pike]

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Categories: Cinematography