Lessons

  • What is a neutral density filter? Featured

    A neutral density filter may sound like some sort of fancy starship technology, but it's actually just a piece of glass you can attach to the end of your camera lens. Find out what it is and why it's sometimes used in capturing imagery.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Glossary of Common Video Terms Featured

    This is a handy, ever-growing glossary to use when you need a refresher on video terms. What's the definition of "aperture" again?

    Category:
    DSLR
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Do More With Your DSLR II: Building a Rig Featured

    When it comes to DSLRs, rigs are all the rage. Find out what they are, how to use one, and other great tips for keeping your shots stable from the Bui brothers!

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Frame Rate Vs. Shutter Speed - Setting The Record Straight Featured

    Nowadays, with so much technological jargon being thrown around, it can be easy to forget certain concepts or confuse them for other ones. A prime example of this is demonstrated by the confusion between frame rates and shutter speeds. Let’s taken a minute to clarify.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Timelapse Featured

    Want to learn how to make a timelapse video? Look no further, we have several, made by some of the best video wizards on Vimeo. Check it out!

    Category:
    DSLR
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Crop Factor Featured

    Crop factor can be an important consideration when you're selecting both your camera and lenses. Learn more about what it is and how it can impact your shooting in this lesson.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Do More With Your DSLR I: Working with Available Light Featured

    DSLRs are powerful tools for video-making, but how do you make sure your settings are right for your lighting situation? Learn how with the Bui brothers!

    Category:
    DSLR
    Lighting
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • How to Set Up Your Canon 7D Featured

    So you have a Canon 7D. Awesome! Now it's time to set that baby up with the correct settings. Here's how.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

Tutorial Videos

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  • How to increase the Canon 7D dynamic range (Tutorial)

    Tutorial on how to use picture styles to increase the dynamic range of the Canon 7D / 5DMkII. Custom picture styles are an amazing feature that almost compensate for the lack of a…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Software
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Time-Lapse and Photo-Video Techniques

    Here are some of the camera techniques I used in the "Every Photo Shot For The Conan O’Brien Title Sequence" video I put up. Many people have asked how I did the time-lapse,…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • How-to: Shooting ENG style with Dual System Audio on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    Daniel Plym, Director of Video Publishing at Buzzine.com, gave us a crash course on how he uses his 5D for red carpet shoots. He is a one man operation and breaks down how he combines…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Thinking of Modifying your HDDSLR to a PL Mount?

    Here's a great discussion with Illya Friedman, owner of Hot Rod Cameras, a company that is doing some very interesting things to Canon HDDSLR's - notably: modifying them to…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Time-Lapse Tutorial

    A tutorial I put together back in 2007. It covers how to shoot a timelapse using a DSLR and intevelometer. The tutorial covers everything from settings you should use to making the…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Editing
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Glidecam Tutorial

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    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Magic Lantern introduction

    An updated introduction to the Magic Lantern firmware for the Canon 5D Mark II. Production by http://5dfilmmaking.com 7D support is in progress: http://vimeo.com/7851909

    Category:
    DSLR
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • How to use stills to create simple matte painting effects for your DSLR footage

    Taking stills before rolling your DSLR can save you a lot of time during post production when working with shots plagued with aliasing, moire and other unwanted issues. This tutorial…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Difficulty:
    Advanced

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