Preparing your gear for a shoot Featured
The night before your shoot is more important than you might think. Planning and preparation can make or break a video production. Here are some tips and tools filmmakers use to ensure they have what they need when they're on the set or out in the field.
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.
An Introduction to Flying Camera Stabilizers
Flying camera stabilizers are awesome apparatuses that help you get smooth shots in places where a dolly won’t cut it. Read on to learn the history of these useful devices and get practical tips for making the most of them.
Frame Rate Vs. Shutter Speed - Setting The Record Straight Featured
Nowadays, with so much technological jargon being thrown around, it can be easy to forget certain concepts or confuse them for other ones. A prime example of this is demonstrated by the confusion between frame rates and shutter speeds. Let’s taken a minute to clarify.
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.
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!
Basic Glidecam Setup
Glidecams are great for smoothing out your shots. Learn how to set one up so you can achieve natural camera movement.
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.
Quick Take: HDSLR Follow Focus Overview
The purpose of this review was to get as many follow focus units as we could in the same place, show some of the features and the pricing. The only winner here is the consumer. We now…
DIY Cam Slider
This tutorial offers a cheap and and easy way of making a DIY cam slider that is tripod mounted. Total build cost around 20 dollars US. It is by no means perfect and it does not give…
LCD viewfinder tutorial
I have had this idea for a while, but procrastination put it off.
Tascam DR-08 vs Zoom H1 Audio Samples
In stereo headphones, left side Tascam DR-08 and right side Zoom H1. I'm sure the compressed video and Vimeo compression has some effect on the audio. So RAW wav files of this…
Delicate Dancing with a Tripod: The Cool Steadicam Effect.
Here's a quick clip that Juan Pons and I shot during the making of our DVD on how to shoot HD videos. Yes, the clip jumps during Juan's fancy two-step - but I did that on…
DIY Helmet Cam
Are You excited about the ski/snowboard season coming up? I sure am. Helmet cameras are so cool, but pretty expensive. Want cool footage from your trip, without the cost? Worry no more.…
How to: Make a home made camera glidetrack
Got really interested in using a glidetrack when I saw examples of use here on Vimeo. However, the price tag was not within the present video budget. Given the idea, and given that…
$20 DIY DSLR Shoulder Mount Rig - Offset
I was bored, collected a few parts from Home Depot and decided to hack up a quick DIY Offset Shoulder rig. Since DSLR's don't have the flip out LCD option, placement of the…
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