Behind the Glass Part 1: An Introduction to Lenses Featured
Join Blake as Vincent Laforet explains the world of lenses. Learn how to distinguish a prime from a zoom lens and more!
Macro - A Closer Look
Macro, it's a pretty cool technique for capturing the smaller things in life, but what is it exactly and why is it used? Check out our lesson on macro to learn!
Keeping your Lens Clean!
A clean lens can be the difference between an awesome shot and a terrible one. Learn how to keep your cameras' most important feature ready for action!
Exploring Hard Drives
Hard drives are essential to improve the workflow of any editor, and to preserve projects. We know the thought of hard drives may not ignite your creative passions, so we took the liberty of researching the tech specs behind those expensive little boxes for you.
Building a Snorricam Featured
Learn how to build and use a snorricam, a funnily named rig that uses a unique perspective to produce fantastic effects.
Jibs and Cranes
Jibs and cranes can help you capture smooth tracking shots and add visual interest to your videos. Find out how they work and when to use them.
Gear for Traveling Crews on a Medium Budget
With the help of professional filmmaker Trey Chace, we've compiled a list of the essential lightweight, portable, and durable equipment any traveling crew working with a medium budget should bring with them.
Viewfinders and Monitors: Tools to Help You Focus
Attaining a sharp image is arguably one of the most important but challenging aspects of shooting. Fortunately, tools like viewfinders and monitors can help you get around the limitations of your camer's LCD screen.
Vincent Laforet - DSLR Rig Custom Configuration Intro
Go to http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/mygear/configurations/ for DETAILED information on this kit - including details on every single piece in this configuration.
How to: Use a superclamp and articulated arm for support
Wanted to share the use I've found for a super clamp and articulated arm combination. It will fasten on anything it can grip and makes a nice steady hand hold. It will not replace a…
Flip Ultra HD DIY Lens Hack
A couple of people have asked me how I get the wide-angle interior car shots in some of my videos. Here's a very quickly thrown together (and admittedly very long) video that shows…
35mm Lens Adapters
35mm lens adapters cost thousands to buy, hundreds to build, degrade the objective technical quality of your video and make your camcorder an entire magnitude more difficult to use.…
5Dmk2/7D lens comparison test
This is a short test with the tripod in the same spot switching between prime lenses to show how the crop affects the 7D. The subject, ace stand in Chris Clement, was roughly five…
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,…
Tech Tip - C-stands
The most common and useful tool in all gripology is the C-Stand. Scott Spears talks about its many uses for this tech tip for beginners. FRAMELINES (http://www.framelines.tv) is…
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