Lessons

  • Mobile Filmmaking Gear Featured

    Our friends at Photojojo sent us some awesome mobile filmmaking gear to play with! Come on, let's turn that tired mobile phone video into a masterpiece.

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Gaff Tape: King of Tapes

    Gaff tape can get you into all sorts of sticky situations — in a good way! Learn more in this lesson.

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Tripods, an Exposè!

    Are your shots shakier than the San Andreas fault line? Do your attempts at smooth panning end up giving your viewers a case of vertigo? Well help is on the way! Let's learn about tripods!

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Behind the Glass Part 2: Focal Length Featured

    Focal length is a critical element of lens selection. Watch and learn as Vincent teaches Blake the basics of choosing the best lenses for different scenarios.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Basic Glidecam Setup

    Glidecams are great for smoothing out your shots. Learn how to set one up so you can achieve natural camera movement.

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • 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.

    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
  • 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

Tutorial Videos

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • DIY Camera Slider Dolly (the sequel)

    About a year ago, I posted a down & dirty DIY camera roller video that was pretty popular in the DIY gear community. Ov course, using something for a year you naturally make modifications,…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Quick Take: How To Clean Your Lenses Wide Open Camera Style.

    Here is a Quick Take on how we clean the front element on our lenses here in Hollywood. Some of the products in this video may be readily available at your photo supply shop. I highly…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Sony NEX-FS100 Super 35mm Camcorder Trailer [1080p HD]

    The NEX-FS100 is a new E-mount professional camcorder equipped with a Super 35mm CMOS sensor specifically designed for shooting motion pictures ideal for commercials and music videos,…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • DSLR Episode #13: Prime Lenses

    Sigma 30mm: http://tinyurl.com/4nx84fu Canon 50mm: http://tinyurl.com/4v3cjgv Nikkor Lenses: http://tinyurl.com/475xvdo Nikon to EOS Adapter: http://tinyurl.com/4f7csuk

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • DSLR Episode #10: $20 Dollar Shoulder Rig For HDSLR Use.

    UPDATE: I used this rig on a music video and it performed with flying colors. From high action shots to simple handheld it rocked: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcVw6dfD7E0 You can…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

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