We love any form of design, and video is one of our favorite medias to work with. From shooting commercials to music videos to corporate training videos, we have done it all. We pride ourslelf on getting the right shot, the brightest sound and the use only the most up to date software to edit. Give us a shout and we can send you more links from other clients. We just cannot show too many here on our public site. Below are some samples we have shot for your reference.
Shutter Speed: 1/48
This value is always double your FPS. so 30fps would require 1/60. Shutter speed is what gives you the natural ghosting to a moving image. If you wave your hand in front of your face, there is a trail. Our human eyes are trained to see 24fps, and 1/48 speed as the closest thing to natural eyesight. Anything higher will show as unnatural on fast moving objects. Slow moving pieces such as interviews will not be noticed.
Aperture: 5.6 for outside shots
Adjust this lower for blurred backgrounds, higher for more focused backgrounds. The higher you go, the less light comes into the camera. On an outside shot this is fine to go up to 19, but anything higher than 5.6 inside is almost impossible to see. Your 50mm lens should go down to 1.8, which is a VERY blurred background. But lets in too much light for an outside shot. You can get a filter for your lens that looks like tinted glass. This will block out much sunlight, and let you go down more on your setting. Like wearing sunglasses on your face. It allows your pupils to open more and let in more image.
ISO Speed: 100–400
Set this on auto AFTER you set the aperture, let the camera read the light coming in and give you a reading, then set your camera manually to that value. Ex: If the camera says 400 in auto mode, then use 400 in manual mode. That way the ISO isn't constantly changing while you are shooting. Remember that ISO is a "digital light" that the camera adds to compensate for a low light level. Thats why you dont want it too high. An ISO of 800 will start to look grainy, and above that will look VERY grainy. If you adjust your aperture to say 1.8, and go outside, that is too much light coming in, the ISO can only go down to 100, so when you look at your image, it will be a white blob. But adjust your aperture to 5.6, and an ISO of 100 looks more natural.
Remember, DSLR cameras were originally made to shoot still images. So anything set to auto will switch while recording and give you a jumpy film with different light settings. The FPS and Shutter speed are most important. Your 50mm lens will ALWAYS shoot better footage than your lens that came with your camera. It has more depth and will allow for a lower Aperture, therefor giving you a great depth of field view (blurred background).