Cinematography for Beginners

If you’re new to cinematography then everything you want to learn is on this page.

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Step 1: Cinematography Basics

Step 2: Cameras, Lenses and Accessories

Step 3: Understand Concepts and Terminology

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Cinematography Concepts Simplified for Beginners

Cinematography Resources

Production Audio Basics

How to Choose Cameras

How to find the right lenses

Parts of a Camera System

Guide to Lens Accessories

How to Protect Your Gear from the Weather

Files, Codecs and Compression

Basics of Color

Video Specifications and Concepts

Distribution, Delivery and Streaming