Lessons

  • Exploring Hard Drives

    Hard drives are essential to improve the workflow of any editor, and to preserve projects. We know the thought of hard drives may not ignite your creative passions, so we took the liberty of researching the tech specs behind those expensive little boxes for you.

    Category:
    Editing
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Viewfinders and Monitors: Tools to Help You Focus

    Attaining a sharp image is arguably one of the most important but challenging aspects of shooting. Fortunately, tools like viewfinders and monitors can help you get around the limitations of your camer's LCD screen.

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Keeping your Lens Clean!

    A clean lens can be the difference between an awesome shot and a terrible one. Learn how to keep your cameras' most important feature ready for action!

    Category:
    Gear
    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
  • All About C-stands

    Used to execute various lighting and rigging tasks, C-stands are some of the most common objects you'll see on a set. In this lesson, you'll learn what they are and how to use them on your next shoot.

    Category:
    Behind The Scenes
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Control the Sun With a Matte Box

    So you've got a really great shot, but it's ruined by pesky lens flares. What to do? Matte box to the rescue!

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Behind the Glass Part 3: Depth of Field Featured

    What do a barbarian and an astronaut have in common? They both want to teach you about depth of field. Don't believe us? Read on!

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • The Year in Tech: Reflections & Predictions

    Join some of Vimeo's foremost gear experts as they look back on the year's technology and what's in store for the new year.

    Category:
    Gear
    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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