Don't know much about professional camera equipment? No worries.
Adorama's "Free Film School: The Camera for Cinema" event has ended, but fortunately, anyone who wants to learn about the gear and techniques instructors Dave Brusca and Fernando Martinez discussed can now check out the entire lesson online. The video covers professional tools, camera movement, and a host of other things that can help raise the production value of your project. The video is about an hour and a half long, so grab a snack, a notepad, and get cozy.
This lesson is a great way for new filmmakers to learn about techniques and pieces of gear that you may not be all too familiar with, like monitors and recorders, but that will help increase the production value of your projects. Even if you're shooting a short film in your backyard with your friends, it's good to know what tools professionals are using, what they're using them for, and how they can help you shoot more efficiently and with better results. Furthermore, being familiar with what each of these tools are will definitely help you if you decide to work on a professional film set.