Lessons

  • Weekend Challenge: 20 Steps

    You're only allowed 400 steps this weekend — where will you go?

    Category:
    Editing
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Mastering I.S.O.

    Knowing how to use I.S.O. properly can help you be a better filmmaker! This lesson will teach you what I.S.O. is and how to know which settings to use and even which ones to avoid.

    Category:
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Slow Motion on a Budget

    So you want to shoot a slow motion scene but don't have the funds for a high end slow motion camera? Here are a couple of techniques for achieving that slow-mo look without breaking the bank.

    Category:
    Editing
    Gear
    Shooting
    Software
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Weekend Challenge: Game, Set, Match Cut!

    One of these things is... well, really similar to the other, actually. Try this technique for creating continuity in your film.

    Category:
    Editing
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Shooting an Interview

    Itching to try an on-camera interview with an intriguing subject but not sure where to start? Come along friends, we'll show you how it's done.

    Category:
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 5 Video Apps for Your Android Phone

    Owning a smartphone means you happen to have a camera on you at all times. But how do you take your mobile videos from ho hum to oh wow? Fear not, there are apps for that! Read on for our Android video app recommendations.

    Category:
    Editing
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Weekend Challenge: Shapes!

    This Challenge is an exercise in creativity, and we want to help you get into shapes.

    Category:
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Weekend Challenge: Shapes II

    Look at lines and scope out shapes this weekend!

    Category:
    Editing
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

Tutorial Videos

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  • Using a Canon HDSLR (5D Mark II) as a webcam for skype or ustream

    At http://planet5d.com, we do live interviews via UStream and we use Skype to help out with that. And, since we're all about covering the new Canon HDSLRs like the Canon EOS 5D…

    Category:
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • White Balance

    A handy guide to white balance. Although just to confuse the part lit by sunlight was shot inside but lit from window light.

    Category:
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Light writing guide

    Photographic light recording.

    Category:
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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
  • Me Right Now Focussing

    Focussing gets much better with this test card. Found one at http://www.bealecorner.org/red/test-patterns/star-chart-bars144-600dpi.png Camera Sanyo Xacti HD1010, Letus mini (had…

    Category:
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Tech Tip - C-stands

    The most common and useful tool in all gripology is the C-Stand. Scott Spears talks about its many uses for this tech tip for beginners. FRAMELINES (http://www.framelines.tv) is…

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • DoF Demystified

    Depth of Field (DoF) is easy to understand, but it is often extremely poorly explained. It's all about selective focus. For consumers with conveniently small camcorders, you only…

    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

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