Lessons

  • Tripod Tricks Featured

    Want to polish up your video productions but can't spare the cash for new equipment? Check out these cheap and easy tripod based tricks to give your video a professional look.

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 10 Second Challenge: Holiday Video

    We know it's hard to capture video over the holidays, so we've come up with a project to help you film those moments in a quick, unique way.

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Editing
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Scary Special Effects Featured

    Is your video lacking in the scary effects department? Think it's impossible to create convincing visuals on a budget? Well special effects aren't as hard as you think. We'll show you how to create three easy effects you can use to make your videos super scary!

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Shooting
    Software
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Monopod Mania Featured

    Monopods, they aren't the jealous cousins of their more multi-limbed cousins, tripods. No, they are a force of camera stabilization to reckon with and can help take your shooting to another level. Learn how to use one along with some other cool tricks in this lesson.

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Do-It-Yourself Follow Focus

    A follow focus let's you get that smooth in and out of focus look you see in movies. Learn how to make one for less than the price of a good sandwich.

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Rigbuilding: POV Helmet for DSLRs

    Fasten your camera strap, keeps arms and hands inside the frame at all times, and enjoy the point-of-view! It's time to learn how to make your own POV helmet!

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Three Tricks For Your Impossibly Small Film Crew Featured

    As long as you have a camera, a friend, and an idea, you can make your movie!

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Weekend Challenge: Seasons Past Featured

    Summer is over for us Northern Hemispherians; what have you been up to?

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Editing
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

Tutorial Videos

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  • DIY Car Mounts for Small Camcorders

    **Check out Part 2 (Afterthoughts): http://www.vimeo.com/18414791 OK all you Michael Bay wannabes (OK, that includes me); this DIY video shows a couple of basic camera mounts for…

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • DIY Variable-ND filter

    I'm certainly not the first to do this, but most are just picture tutorials. I thought it would be helpful to watch someone complete the process. Cheap circular polarization…

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • DSLR Episode #8: How to Get Macro Shots With Any Lens

    In this episode we look at how to turn any lens into a macro lens using affordable Diopters. Find links and show notes on DSLRVideoShooter.com -- Website: http://dslrvideoshooter.com Twitter:…

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • DIY bokeh

    How to make that cardboard hood to assist you in making your own custom bokeh when shooting images. More info here: http://eirikso.com/2008/01/08/an-impressive-yet-simple-photographic-effect/

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Shoot video UNDERWATER for less than $19!!!

    I recently made this fantastic underwater video camera housing for only $19, and have used it to capture some great underwater footage. 2013 update:- Ian Usher - Traveller, Adventurer,…

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Quick Tüt: LIS

    Have you ever had the need to take a tripod on a trip but lacked the necessary space? Here's one for you! It's nothing original, really. I've seen it in use a few times…

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • The "Sphere Arm" tripod arm for filming Insects (DIY)

    I just started to film insects and i don't like the way tripods work. On a tripod your camera describes a circle and "looks" from the inside out. What i want is that…

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Making a pinhole lens

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Difficulty:
    Advanced

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