Lessons

  • 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
  • What is a neutral density filter? Featured

    A neutral density filter may sound like some sort of fancy starship technology, but it's actually just a piece of glass you can attach to the end of your camera lens. Find out what it is and why it's sometimes used in capturing imagery.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Control the Sun With a Matte Box

    So you've got a really great shot, but it's ruined by pesky lens flares. What to do? Matte box to the rescue!

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Capturing Good Sound Featured

    Sound can be a pretty daunting aspect of any shoot, professional or amateur. Check out this lesson for a break down on capturing great sound for your video!

    Category:
    Gear
    Sound
    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
  • 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
  • Behind the Glass Part 3: Depth of Field Featured

    What do a barbarian and an astronaut have in common? They both want to teach you about depth of field. Don't believe us? Read on!

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Do-It-Yourself Dolly and Shoulder Rig

    Learn how to build a dolly and a shoulder rig without spending all of your lunch money.

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

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  • 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
  • The Big Ole Lens Test

    A bunch of Boston area shooters got together for an informal look at how lenses of different costs (ranging from $450-$18K) looked on the same camera (a Panasonic AF-100) in the same…

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Flip Float (Mini Camera Stabilizer)

    A brief video explanation of the construction of what I'm calling the Flip Float. It's a mini camera stabilizer inspired by the Steadicam Merlin and other DIY camera projects.…

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Glidecam Tutorial

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    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • How to shoot HDR Timelapse

    MiLapse shows you how to setup a HDR timelapse shot using the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly, MX2 DollyShield and Pentax K7.

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Balance Flycam Glidecam Steadicam Stabilizer

    After this video, there were more questions about balancing a stabilizer: http://cheesycam.com/flycam-nano-stabilizer-abused-with-7d-tokina/ There's plenty of tutorials online,…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Home made stabilizer, DIY steadycam for 5DmkII, merlin steadicam

    You can order the complete gimbal : http://www.gueugnot.com/steadycam-gimbal-handle/ building a stabilizer for my 5DmkII

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced

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