Lessons

  • 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
  • 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.

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Always Remember Memory Cards!

    A breakdown of the in-camera storage devices for your videos - memory cards!

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Display Tech: HDTV Buzzwords

    Cut through the marketing buzzwords and learn what's actually important when buying a new TV!

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • TV/Computer Connection Guide

    You have a computer and a TV, but like lousy roommates they don't talk to each other. Read on to find out how to make the two become best friends!

    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
  • 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.

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • 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

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • $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…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

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