Want to give your DSLR footage a cinematic look? DSLR filmmaking enthusiast Jake Coppinger made this 11-minute video tutorial to teach you how you can do so.
To make your video look like something you’d see on the silver screen in a movie theater, there are a number of simple things you can do in-camera and in-post. Here are some of the pointers Coppinger covers in the video:
Using a frame rate of 24fps or 25fps, since that’s what’s traditionally used in theaters.
Set your shutter speed at double the frame rate (the “180-degree shutter rule”).
Use a neutral picture style to have more flexibility in post-production.
Use color grading to convey the mood of your footage visually.
A popular cinematic look is to have darker darks and brighter highlights.
Three Way Color Corrector
One trick is to make your shadows bluer and to warm up your shadows.
Use the 2.35:1 ultra widescreen aspect ratio that movies use.
Image credits: Video and still frames by Jake Coppinger