Lessons

  • 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
  • Video 101: Importing with iMovie

    One of the first steps to editing a video is getting that footage into your editing program. This lesson will show you how to import your videos into iMovie so you can start editing your masterpiece!

    Category:
    Editing
    Gear
    Software
    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
  • Vimeo's 2012 Guide to Holiday Gifts

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

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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.

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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.

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • 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
  • 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.

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced

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
  • Canon EOS C300 = Awesome

    In early Fall 2011, I shot some footage with a pre-production model of the Canon EOS C300 for one week in NYC. I created an article and a video for Canon based on my experiences with…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • REVIEW: ePhoto LED Panels

    I have been super impressed with this LED panel. Here are some of my thoughts. Find links and more information here: http://dslrvideoshooter.com/?p=2699 ePhoto 600: http://tinyurl.com/3zovw58 ePhoto…

    Category:
    Gear
    Lighting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

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