How to Shoot Better Slow Motion

In this episode of cinema5D Essentials, Li-Lian and Johnnie discuss how to shoot better slow motion. Learn the techniques and settings you need to achieve beautiful slow-motion shots. 

We used the Panasonic GH5 for most of the B-roll shots, as it allows us to shoot 180 frames per second in full HD mode. The quality is just sufficient in order to make a point…

Don’t try this at home….

What can you learn in this episode?

  • When to use slow motion
  • What to look for when choosing a camera for slow-motion shooting
  • How frame rate is connected to shutter speed
  • How to correctly set your shutter speed
  • Why lights will flicker when shooting in slow-motion and how to prevent it
  • What is the cheapest way to achieve slow motion if your camera doesn’t support shooting at high frame rates (well, this can work only if you get a sun-burned nose like mine…)

And more!

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Tilta Gravity G1

Love this new episode and looking for previous ones? Look no further. Click here for “Get More Out of Your Portable Light” and here for “What are Anamorphic Adapters?”

Music was kindly provided by Art List.

What camera do you use to shoot nice-looking slow-motion footage? Do you have any special tricks to help enhance your production value? Let us know in the comments section below.