3D camcorders will be among the most popular gifts to give this holiday season. Yet 3D technology can discourage those who don’t know how to use their new toys effectively. Several technical books exist that instruct 3D professionals. But until recently, nothing provided help for the home 3D videographer. Organik Media Press recently announced a new book that fills this gap. Shoot 3D Video Like a Pro: 3D Camcorder Tips, Tricks & Secrets: the 3D Movie Making Guide They Forgot to Include by Michael Sean Kaminsky.
Many people are comfortable with 2D camera equipment but they don’t realize that there are important differences to understand when shooting 3D. To shoot in 3D one must “think” in 3D as author Kaminsky explains. “Thinking in 3D means dropping a few old 2D habits while learning specific techniques that help to shoot footage that really pops. I love 3D technology and I have since I was a kid. 3D has so much potential but from the comments I saw around the web, people were struggling. Being a filmmaker in the midst of developing a 3D workflow, I wrote this book to help people out.”
The book outlines 3D video in easy-to-understand terms and includes a brief and fascinating historical overview of the technology. Shoot 3D Video Like a Pro teaches users how to compose shots in 3D, light for 3D, edit in 3D, record 3D sound and even make money from a 3D camcorder. The book includes specific tips and instruction for the person who wants to shoot their wedding/vacation/graduation/Birthday celebration and more. It even covers 3D music videos and short films. The book also features interviews with three 3D professionals who offer their expertise. With this book on hand, 3D is far more likely to thrill than disappoint.
Michael Sean Kaminsky is a writer, filmmaker and video blogger. He became fascinated by stereoscopic technology when he watched his first 3D movie at a circus sideshow as a young child. He has a BA in Film and Television from the University of British Columbia and an MA in Media and Communications from the European Graduate School.
The book is available on Amazon.com in paperback and on Kindle. For more information visit http://www.videoregeneration.com/shoot-3d-video-like-a-pro/ or email pr * AT * organikmediapress *dot* com.