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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    Category:
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • 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.

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • 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
  • 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.

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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.

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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.

    Category:
    Lighting
    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
  • 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.

    Category:
    Editing
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

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