Basic Glidecam Setup
Glidecams are great for smoothing out your shots. Learn how to set one up so you can achieve natural camera movement.
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.
The Art of Lens Whacking
Lens whacking, also called free lensing, is a method of shooting with the lens detached from the camera body. It allows light leaks, creates a tilt shift focus effect, and adds a dreamlike, vintage quality to your footage.
Building a Snorricam Featured
Learn how to build and use a snorricam, a funnily named rig that uses a unique perspective to produce fantastic effects.
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.
Black and White Backgrounds
Solid color backgrounds, typically white or black, can help give your video a nice polished presentation. Learn the basics of achieving this sleek look.
Jibs and Cranes
Jibs and cranes can help you capture smooth tracking shots and add visual interest to your videos. Find out how they work and when to use them.
An Introduction to Three-Point Lighting
Learn the most basic form of lighting a subject for film and video using a triumvirate of light sources.
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.
Final Cut Pro Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts help make editing your videos easier, faster, and more fun. Whether you're new to Final Cut or you've been editing for years and never learned them, these clever keystrokes will likely prove invaluable.
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