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  1. I was bored, decided to hack a little on the Amazon Shoulder Support I blogged about months ago.
    Here's my old post:

    The Goal of this DIY is to show a low budget way of mounting your necessary gear to a cheap $24.00 shoulder mount, that works pretty well.

    These things normally ran about $24.00 dollars, but after blogging about it, the sellers tripled their prices. Fortunately you can still grab them on eBay for cheap.

    Photos are on this page, I have more information, another sample video of someone walking with it, and links to where I bought mine on my blog @

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  2. There's a bunch of different fig rig type stabilizers and DSLR cages on the market. Most of them a bit expensive for my taste. I ran across a sexy little Galvanized rail at Home Depot and she begged me to take her home.

    After about an hour cutting up the rail, and adding some bike handlebar grips, it's my latest DIY creation for under $30.00 dollars. I have full information about this DIY and many more at

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  3. the fifth of our tutorials with the last to debut next week. this one is all about lens choice, camera placement, and overall coverage of a wedding ceremony with EOS cameras.

    brought to you by canon live learning.

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  4. Create a super slow motion effect from images in After Effects! All you need is two or more photos to create this effect. Pixel Motion is used in After Effects.

    Please bestow a ♥ like or leave a ✉ comment if you have questions!

    0:18 - Slow Motion From Photos Example
    1:00 - Tutorial Start (tips and important information)
    2:51 - How to Create Slow Motion From Pictures (method explained)

    ☞ TIPS:

    ✏ Rotate around your subject - your axis of rotation should be around the subject in the photo.
    ✏ Choose subjects with little background detail to achieve the best Pixel Motion effect.
    ✏ Keep the motion between images very, very subtle. Practice rotating around your subject once or twice before you take the picture.
    ✏ Remember to have your camera on manual EVERYTHING: Aperture, Shutter, Focus, and White Balance. This will ensure the fastest multi-burst from your camera (DSLR or point-and-shoot). If you are shooting at a higher ISO, turn off in-camera noise reduction.
    ✏ Rename your files to numbers or alphabetical order - After Effects sometimes won't create a proper JPEG sequence with filenames such as "IMG_9738.JPG". In this example, I renamed my photos by chopping off the first 5 characters (making the filename "738.JPG") with a file renamer.
    ✏ Resize your images to your output WIDTH (1920 for my project). I created an action in Photoshop that automates everything. This will speed up your overall production and processing time.

    ☞ You can also use this method by zooming into your subject (instead of rotating) while shooting the images. Do this by either zooming with the lens, or physically stepping closer to your subject. Remember your manual focus here.

    UPDATE: How to resize your photos/images:
    ✏ Download my Photoshop preset:
    ✏ Follow the included instructions

    REMEMBER that the photos you run through this Photoshop action WILL be overwritten. What I do is create a new folder called 'resized', copy my originals into it, then run the Photoshop action on the 'resized' images folder. After that, I chop off the first five characters of the filename with a file renamer such as File Renamer Basic (

    To see other After Effects tutorials (including 60p to 24p Slow Motion Conversion, SUPER Slow Motion, TRUE Color Correction, and more), go to:
    After Effects & Premiere Tutorials from

    Audio: Zoom H4n + Redhead Windscreen

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  5. introductory video of the microRemote wireless follow focus system, including microTape real-time rangefinder, basestation, and revolutionary microRemote with optional iPhone/iPod Touch visual interface. visit for more information and follow us on twitter @redrockmicro for updates.

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