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Learn how the shutter functions in a film camera and the electronic equivalent in digital cameras, how it functions, how it affects the exposure of the shot and how you can create different looks by changing the shutter speed.


  • 11:19 video that takes you through the inner workings of the shutter and how it affects the shot
  • Complete companion guide


  • How the shutter functions in a film camera
  • How the shutter functions in a digital camera
  • How to change the shutter angle
  • How changes of the shutter speed affect the exposure
  • How changes of the shutter speed affect the look of the image
The videos are a big leap forward for contemporary classroom videos, utilizing clean greenscreen, working professionals and 16:9. The film is well-paced and will be a great addition to classroom instruction. It is designed and constructed in ways both interesting and accessible to student filmmakers. I hope to utilize the material in my classroom!”
   - Tom Dunphy, Orange-Ulster BOCES