Lessons

  • DSLR Quick Shooting Tips

    Looking for a quick reference guide for shooting video with a DSLR camera? Read on and refer to this whenever you're about to shoot but need a quick reminder of the essentials.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Setting up your DSLR

    This lesson covers a few simple changes you can make to your camera settings in order to get the best looking footage for your DSLR!

    Category:
    DSLR
    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
  • Monopod Mania Featured

    Monopods, they aren't the jealous cousins of their more multi-limbed cousins, tripods. No, they are a force of camera stabilization to reckon with and can help take your shooting to another level. Learn how to use one along with some other cool tricks in this lesson.

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    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
  • Macro - A Closer Look

    Macro, it's a pretty cool technique for capturing the smaller things in life, but what is it exactly and why is it used? Check out our lesson on macro to learn!

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Documentaries Defined

    Curious about documentaries but a little fuzzy on the definition? Understanding the different forms of documentary filmmaking can improve your craft as a video creator, and broaden your horizons as a viewer.

    Category:
    Behind The Scenes
    DSLR
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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

Tutorial Videos

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  • Part 8: Depth of Field

    This series is expanding! Check out the blog at www.arc-media.ca for more tutorials on DSLR Videography. Part 8 of an ongoing series of short training videos covering the basics…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • DSLR Episode #1: Monitoring 7D on a Laptop

    In this video I show you how to use Canon's free remote shooting software with a laptop. http://www.dslrvideoshooter.com

    Category:
    DSLR
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Part 10: White Balance T2i

    This series is expanding! Check out the blog at www.arc-media.ca for more tutorials on DSLR Videography. Part 10 of an ongoing series of short training videos covering the basics…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • DIY Gearless Follow Focus Test

    A test shot done with a home made gearless follow focus. Also shown being mounted with different lens types. Theres a thread on how this was made over at DVXUser, Consolidated images…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • DSLR crop factor, lens types, Depth Of Field - Filmmaking Tutorial

    Want more tutorials like this? http://www.mediahalo.com/articles/?vim My Amazon Filmmaking recommended buy list: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/1ZETVDLH7JMLA/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&filter=all&layout=standard&linkCode=ur2&reveal=unpurchased&sort=priority&tag=viewnow-20&x=10&y=9 The…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Part 5: Perspective

    This series is expanding! Check out the blog at www.arc-media.ca for more tutorials on DSLR Videography. Part 5 of an ongoing series of short training videos covering the basics…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 5D Mark II 60fps! [After Effects Tutorial]

    30p to 24p slow motion in After Effects CS3. This tutorial is so easy it's ridiculous. Please bestow a ♥ like or leave a ✉ comment if you have questions! All you 5D Mark…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Editing
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Custom White Balance on T2i (550D) or 7D

    Short instruction video to show how to white balance with custom WB setting on Canon T2i (550D) or 7D

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

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