Funding your project on Kickstarter
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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.
McLaren's Workshop App Featured
Bring animation ideas to life with the National Film Board of Canada's awesome iPad app.
Weekend Challenge: Short and Spooky
This weekend, give someone goosebumps in under a minute. If you've got it, haunt it.
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.
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.
Do-It-Yourself Dolly and Shoulder Rig
Learn how to build a dolly and a shoulder rig without spending all of your lunch money.
Handcrafting a Spooky Scene
Friend of Vimeo and special effects aficionado Brian Lonano shows us how to make a spooky graveyard scene!
rolling shutter - LCD shutter experiment
An experimental way to solve the rolling shutter problem of CMOS sensors.
Remote Motorized Camera Head for $40 Pan and Tilt
I adapted a motorized light I bought from Jaycar for $40 and took the light out and mounted a Canon HV10. Useful for setting up shots where a camera man can't go for example Hard to…
DIY Dutch Tilt
This is two combined fluid heads for use with my really compact stereo 3D setup.
How to Make Easy Cardboard Frames in just a few Minutes
Re-use all those cardboard boxes around your pad by turning them into spiffy cardboard frames. Easier than you think, and a great way to save waste! (We'll even show you how to use…
Drilling Angle iron for a Track Dolly
DIY Track Dolly needs to be lined up pretty good. Here I was using a hinge that happened to be a decent template. Repeated the same process around all the wheels and was able to get…
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 the head…
$.50 Follow Focus
Quick description of a home-made follow focus A) Marking board 1)measure the outer diameter of your lens 2) cut a ring in a piece of cardboard. The inner circle of the ring should…
Induro tripod and a Manfrotto clamp DIY'd into a steadycam. Works pretty well for a light camcorder like the sd9!
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