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Shooting DSLR without a tripod

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The above video was shot with a Canon 7D DSLR and no tripod. I had a tripod with me, but decided to attempt an entire shoot without the tripod. Not saying it was smart. Didn’t have a Zacuto rig or other DSLR device – just the neck strap and some slightly steady hands. The lighting was another challenge. I didn’t use the umbrella light I had with me, and actually missed that more than the tripod. But with the DSLR footage you can recapture so much in post production. During the edit in Final Cut Pro, I upped the saturation and white levels. The overall levels I tweaked down to around 90 or 95.

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David Morris

Dave Morris serves as Director of Video at OPUBCO, where he's worked since 1996. Morris spent two years as a sports reporter for The Oklahoman before transitioning to online efforts. He has 15 years of digital management with and... Read more ›