Let's Make Your Own Blender Blender short film!
Ready? Making a Blender short is a mammoth task, with many different steps -- in many different areas of filmmaking.
One area that you just need to get right: the camera!
Without knowing what you're doing, your movie quality will suffer -- and you'll quickly go from Spielberg to Spiel-blargh.
Learn How the Camera Works in Blender
In this Blender course, you’ll learn about some real-world physics about how cameras work in Blender.
In 12 easy-to-follow lessons, we'll cover the essential concepts from still photography as well as cinematography.
You'll master the terminology that professional use (no, not every camera movement is a "pan"!) and, of course, you'll channel your inner Hitchcock and get a chance to practice the right techniques, hands on.
Let's learn the Camera rules - Before we break them
Chapter 1: Learn Camera Theory the Fun Way (with famous movie examples)
- different camera moves
- types of camera angles
- what shots to use and when
- camera lenses: do they matter? (Spoiler: yes.)
Rack focus is used to draw your viewer's attention to where you want it.
Chapter 2: Camera in Blender (all the settings you need to know)
Time to learn more about the camera specifically in Blender.
- What's typical about the Blender camera?
- How to set up a Blender camera rig
- How to composit your short
- All about the famous '180 degree rule'
In this section, we'll also get hands-on practice with an exercise that will challenge you to create a dramatic dolly zoom effect.
Chapter 3: Practice Using your Blender Camera (Graded exercises)
More exercises! Because you can never get too much practice...
- Create a tilt-shift effect
- Rack focus: guide your viewer's eye
- Create a camera shake
- Create a hand-held camera effect
Hand-held camera effect in Blender
Chapter 4: Useful Camera Tips
Before we wrap up...
- apply realistic motion blur
- use alternate camera rigs
- BONUS: a handful of practical tips!
Learn these things before you jump into your own Blender movie - and achieve a much, much better result.
So what are you waiting for? Press play!
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