This is a behind the scenes look at the short video, “Cemetario”. In this tutorial most of the main camera settings for the Canon Rebel T2i 550D are covered. The end of this tutorial is a shot by shot breakdown of “Cemetario” complete with all of the settings for each shot.
The photographer, Luke Neumann, gives advice as to the steps of good filming.

1. Find the right location
2. Shoot in a flat setting
3. Do not use built in presets (so that when you are doing color correction later on you have more freedom)
4. Shoot as basic as you can, so you have control in post production.
5. Crisper image with faster shutter speed
6. Perfect lighting

Neumann also states that the Canon Rebel T2i suffers with camera speed and shutter movement and he recommends a lens speed diffuser, which is great for outdoor filming or photography as it softens sunlight. In addition he suggests various focus techniques such as use the human eyeball as a focal point.

"Cemetario" Settings:
Flat custom picture style
White balance of cloudy
1080P (24P)

ISO
100
200
400

F-Stop
9
7.1
11
13
20
10
506

Shutter Speed
1/250
1/200
1/160
1/500
1/60
1/50
1/125

Lens
55-250MM IS
18-55MM IS

Zoom Length
116MM
179MM
220MM
90MM
79MM
123MM
171MM
208MM
154MM
250MM
96MM
18MM
146MM
55MM

Tags: Canon EOS Rebel T2i, Exposure, Shooting modes, Shooting video, White balance, Tutorial

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Avatar for JimmyBobby JimmyBobby (4:50 AM, February 06, 2013)
You should never adjust the shutter speed in video mode - always keep the shutter speed at approx twice your frame rate. So if you are shooting 24p, leave the shutter speed at 50, if you shoot 30p put shutter at 60, etc.
This helps give cinematic motion blur, as it is the DSLR equivalent of having a 180 degree shutter.
Never use the shutter speed to adjust for brightness, you will notice strobing artefacts in your footage if it is too high.

If you film at 60 fps for slow motion, then change your shutter speed to at least 120. This will mean you will have to light/expose slightly differently, but trust me, the results are far better.
To have nice images in full sunlight, think about getting a variable ND filter (buy one at the largest thread, and get step down rings so that it works with all of your lenses).
This has saved me so many times, as you spin the front element and it makes the ND darker or lighter.

Shooting in full sunlight at f.2, 24p, 50 shutter with the ND gives crisp, nicely coloured images.
 
sushant (0:34 PM, December 09, 2012)
hey...i have got Cannon EOS kiss X4....while in the video mode, i cant figure out how to adjust the apperture and ISO or shutter speed ??
where exactly are the options for this, in video mode ??
any suggestions would be of great HELP :) thanks mate :)
 
Avatar for rizay rizay (2:43 PM, September 10, 2012)
There are two issues I'm having with your suggestions: 1. I cannot find where to put the camera into flat file mode 2. I cannot see how to adjust the F-Stop and Shutter speed in video mode? My pictures are coming out a little grainy/blurry even with tripod. Using the 18-55 MM lens. Any suggestions you have would be great.
 
Screenwriter75 (6:39 PM, July 26, 2012)
I recently purchased a T2i expressly for the purpose of making films. I really appreciate you taking the time to do this. It's really helpful. Thanks.