Rules are made to be broken: Five filmmaking rules Pete Pattisson says you should sometimes ignore - Newsshooter

Guest post by Pete Pattisson: When the DSLR filmmaking revolution took off in 2008, a set of ‘rules’ soon emerged about how to get the most out of these cameras’ video capabilities: shoot in manual mode, record audio separately, use a rig, and so on. The

The ‘rules’ are still a useful set of guidelines for filmmaking with DSLR cameras (and mirrorless ones), but I find myself increasingly ignoring them. Perhaps that’s because they were developed for filmmakers who mainly shoot adverts or corporate videos (whereas I make documentaries), but it’s also because camera technology has advanced so far in the past seven years