Lessons

  • 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!

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • The Basics of Underwater Video

    Are you an aquatic explorer who wants to share your H2O adventures via video? Learn the basics of shooting underwater in this handy guide to mastering the seven seas of video.

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    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
  • Battery Basics

    Batteries are an essential part of any camera. Learn the basics of powering up to get your video rolling.

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • How To Stop Shaky Camera Syndrome Featured

    A shaky video can sometimes make your video look amateurish. In this lesson you can learn what the proper tools are to make your shots look smooooooth.

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Vimeo's 2012 Guide to Holiday Gifts

    Give the gifts you know they'll love this holiday season.

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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
  • Video 101: Choosing a Camera Featured

    Average Joe wants to get started making videos, but he isn't sure where to even begin with picking out a camera. Never fear, Andrea from Vimeo is here to save the day!

    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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