Lessons

  • 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
  • Crop Factor Featured

    Crop factor can be an important consideration when you're selecting both your camera and lenses. Learn more about what it is and how it can impact your shooting in this lesson.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Timelapse Featured

    Want to learn how to make a timelapse video? Look no further, we have several, made by some of the best video wizards on Vimeo. Check it out!

    Category:
    DSLR
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Bokeh Basics

    What are those dreamy circles of light in every scene shot at night? Let's go over the basics of bokeh, and learn how this blurred background effect can help you create a little bit of movie magic.

    Category:
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • 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
  • Weekend Challenge: Illustrate a Story

    This weekend, record an interesting story and make a video to go along with it!

    Category:
    Editing
    Shooting
    Sound
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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
  • All About Drones 'n' Dronies

    What with the ever-heightening popularity of drones in the videosphere, along with the recent birth of the “drone selfie,” it seems high time, indeed, for a fly-by lesson on aerial videography.

    Category:
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

Tutorial Videos

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  • Tech Tip - White Balance

    When shooting video and digital, it's important to set the WHITE BALANCE. Scott spears talks about the different ways in this tech tip for beginners. FRAMELINES (http://www.framelines.tv)…

    Category:
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Film Ed Academy Of The Arts - Training Video

    A video created for the Film Ed* Academy of the Arts Summer Workshop and for student training in film production.

    Category:
    Shooting
    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
  • Shutter speed test at 25fps

    Testing the effect of shutter speed on a fast moving object when shooting video. Shot with two Canon 7Ds. This is the version with both cameras at 25fps and the baseline shutter speed…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • How To Shoot With Tilt/Shift Lenses. Canon Cinema Caravan (2010)

    from chicago, to the grand canyon and hoover damn, we really traveled far and wide to put this one together. the tilt/shift lenses can be a rather technical set to wrap your head around…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Exporting for Upload to Vimeo with Adobe Media Encoder CS4

    Note: If your video is standard definition, set your data rate to 2000kbps and your display resolution to either 640x480 (4:3) or 640x360 (16:9). For more information and tutorials,…

    Category:
    Editing
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Testing Canon's ISO noise in Video mode on the 60D

    Technicolor just released a Picture Profile called CineStyle (bit.ly/lTApYK) for Canon DSLR's. It's similar to the SuperFlat style most users have defined for themselves,…

    Category:
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Light writing guide

    Photographic light recording.

    Category:
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

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