Lessons

  • Keeping Cords in Order

    Cords are the lifelines of digital video production. It's important to take care of them properly, and in this lesson we'll show you how.

    Category:
    Behind The Scenes
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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
  • 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
  • Display Tech: HDTV Buzzwords

    Cut through the marketing buzzwords and learn what's actually important when buying a new TV!

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Behind the Glass Part 1: An Introduction to Lenses Featured

    Join Blake as Vincent Laforet explains the world of lenses. Learn how to distinguish a prime from a zoom lens and more!

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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
  • Video 101: Choosing a Camera Featured

    Average Joe wants to get started making videos, but he isn't sure where to even begin with picking out a camera. Never fear, Andrea from Vimeo is here to save the day!

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Polarizing Filters

    Do you like color? Do you like detail? It's time to step your game up by shooting with a polarizing filter. Not sure what that is? We won't hold it against you. Just read on!

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

Tutorial Videos

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  • Vincent Laforet - DSLR Rig Custom Configuration Intro

    Go to http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/mygear/configurations/ for DETAILED information on this kit - including details on every single piece in this configuration.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • How to: Use a superclamp and articulated arm for support

    Wanted to share the use I've found for a super clamp and articulated arm combination. It will fasten on anything it can grip and makes a nice steady hand hold. It will not replace…

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Flip Ultra HD DIY Lens Hack

    A couple of people have asked me how I get the wide-angle interior car shots in some of my videos. Here's a very quickly thrown together (and admittedly very long) video that…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 35mm Lens Adapters

    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.…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 5Dmk2/7D lens comparison test

    This is a short test with the tripod in the same spot switching between prime lenses to show how the crop affects the 7D. The subject, ace stand in Chris Clement, was roughly five…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Shoot video UNDERWATER for less than $19!!!

    I recently made this fantastic underwater video camera housing for only $19, and have used it to capture some great underwater footage. 2013 update:- Ian Usher - Traveller, Adventurer,…

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Tech Tip - C-stands

    The most common and useful tool in all gripology is the C-Stand. Scott Spears talks about its many uses for this tech tip for beginners. FRAMELINES (http://www.framelines.tv) is…

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • CStand

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced

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Learn how to make better videos through lessons, tutorials, and sage advice from us, your friendly personal creativity consultants. Lessons are created by the Vimeo staff, oftentimes using tutorial videos from the Vimeo community.

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