Weekend Challenge: Short and Spooky
This weekend, give someone goosebumps in under a minute. If you've got it, haunt it.
Weekend Challenge: Memories Revisited II
This weekend we're challenging you to use archival media to make a video about a family story, memory, or moment in time.
Black and White Backgrounds
Solid color backgrounds, typically white or black, can help give your video a nice polished presentation. Learn the basics of achieving this sleek look.
To Infinity Wall and Beyond!
Curved walls are the new straight walls. If you want a seamless background, you need to send those right angles packing and get yourself an Infinity Wall.
Directing 101 Featured
Being a director is no simple task, but with a bit of expert advice you'll be donning a beret and yelling action in no time.
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.
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!
Drive-by Shooting: Using Your Car to Make Better Videos Featured
A lesson about the most amazing piece of film equipment that you may have never thought to use, despite interacting with it on a daily basis: a car.
DIY Glidecam, Test
I made my first attempt to make a glidecam, with some parts I found in my house. I hade some shoots the first day , then I improved the rig for day two. Camera Canon G10, Camcorder…
DIY LEGO FOLLOW FOCUS ver. 2
DIY LEGO FOLLOW FOCUS ver. 2 The details described here: DIY LEGO Follow Focus for EOS 5D Mark II PART 1 http://hdv-blog.blogspot.com/2009/02/diy-lego-follow-focus-for-eos-5d-mark_11.html DIY…
DIY Dutch Tilt
This is two combined fluid heads for use with my really compact stereo 3D setup.
Here are two examples of the first tests of my homemade Glidetrack. I bought 1,5 mtr of Drylin W-profile for €108,- (including a baseplate with sliders) and mounted it between…
DIY Light with Systeme D
By Eric Bernaud Systems, Marjorie Goitre and Jacques Villalpando
DIY Video Stabilizer - Point and Shoot Handheld Video Cameras
Sometimes traveling light, means switching to a point and shoot handheld video camera. The new HD video features on these small cameras have very decent quality. There are problems…
Crazy DSLR Rig Contraption How-To!
Don't spend thousands of dollars on an expensive DSRL rig for your new Canon video set up! For a just a couple bucks and using common household materials you can create this INSANELY…
DIY Inexpensive Camera Slider
UPDATE: 7-03-11: New, updated design for slider dolly. Check it out here: http://www.vimeo.com/25937230 This video is not at all obsolete. Still a good resource for DIY. Other video…
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