1. Here's a video explaining what "the line" or the 180 degree rule is for beginning filmmakers. This video, and a whole series of video like this are now for sale at AMAZON.COM! amzn.com/B002MZZUYM

    and it is a part of the TV series FRAMELINES as seen on PBS framelines.tv

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  2. An infinite white background is more than hip and trendy. Clean, professional and flexible, the secret is in the lighting. And while framing the head and shoulders is easy, lighting a full-body shot is much more complex. This segment shows you how to Light Infinite White, on a finite budget and in a limited space.

    * 2009 Silver Telly Award winner (highest honor)

    videopia.org

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  3. Over the past 2 months i've been working on learning how to use the arduino and designing my own wireless follow focus system.

    UPDATE:
    Just finished a shoot where I got to use my follow focus. Check it out!
    vimeo.com/22265113

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  4. Garret Brown's original Steadicam® is an icon that revolutionized filmmaking. Being the first and the best, it naturally and justifiably commands a premium price. It is for this reason that homemade DIY Flying Camera Supports have been around since at least 1977, just one short year after Mr. Brown's invention.

    With this tradition in mind, I present the two fundamental principles behind the steadycam and show you how to build your own Flying Camera Support.

    * 2009 Telly Award winner

    - videopia.org

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  5. 35mm lens adapters cost thousands to buy, hundreds to build, degrade the objective technical quality of your video and make your camcorder an entire magnitude more difficult to use. And they won't make your video magically look like film. Nothing will.

    On the other hand, by adding selective focusing options to small consumer camcorders, 35mm lens adapters have the potential to produce some absolutely gorgeous images. Do you need one? No. Do you want one? I know I do!

    * 2009 Telly Award winner

    - videopia.org

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