So you've got yourself a DSLR and want to make epic, awesome, cinematic films with it. Cool. Only problem is, while DSLR's are capable of shooting fantastic footage these days, they pale in comparison to an actual, purpose built, video camera. The main reason for that is, they lack in the amount of dynamic range that is needed to produce epic cinematic footage. Ya, you can push the footage a bit in post production, but in general, they just aren't as good as purpose built video cameras. Sad, but true.
Luckily, there are few things you can do to make your footage look more cinematic that are pretty simple and very straight forward. Things like using vintage lenses, using a simple top mount handle, etc. I came across this video from filmmaker Mark Bone, who goes over some of these super simple and easy ways to achieve just that. Check it out: