Lessons

  • Video 101: Shooting Basics Featured

    Average Joe is at the park with his buddies shooting video with his new camera. Its a lot of fun, but a little confusing. Maybe Dan can help him out, whether Joe likes it or not.

    Category:
    Gear
    Lighting
    Shooting
    Sound
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • The Basics of Image Resolution

    Confused by image resolution and the specialized terms that go along with it? Let us take you on a tour of the wonderful world of pixels and show you how getting to know these little squares can make a big difference in the quality of your videos.

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • How to Set Up Your Canon 7D Featured

    So you have a Canon 7D. Awesome! Now it's time to set that baby up with the correct settings. Here's how.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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.

    Category:
    Editing
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • DSLR Lenses

    If you're new to shooting with a DSLR, here are some things you'll need to know about lenses.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Our Guide to Giving Gear

    Have a budding videographer on your to-buy-for list and no idea where to begin? We'll help you find the perfect present.

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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!

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Image Sensors Featured

    Learn what an image sensor is and what it does! Why is it important to know about when you're buying your camera?

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

Tutorial Videos

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  • 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.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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…

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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.…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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…

    Category:
    Gear
    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
  • 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…

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • CStand

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced

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