Lessons

  • The Basics of Image Resolution

    Confused by image resolution and the specialized terms that go along with it? Let us take you on a tour of the wonderful world of pixels and show you how getting to know these little squares can make a big difference in the quality of your videos.

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Image Sensors Featured

    Learn what an image sensor is and what it does! Why is it important to know about when you're buying your camera?

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Preparing your gear for a shoot Featured

    The night before your shoot is more important than you might think. Planning and preparation can make or break a video production. Here are some tips and tools filmmakers use to ensure they have what they need when they're on the set or out in the field.

    Category:
    Behind The Scenes
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Basic Glidecam Setup

    Glidecams are great for smoothing out your shots. Learn how to set one up so you can achieve natural camera movement.

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Battery Basics

    Batteries are an essential part of any camera. Learn the basics of powering up to get your video rolling.

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Creator Q&A: After Effects Senior Experience Designer Troy Church

    Join us as we chat about After Effects, the new Creative Cloud, and the future of interactive design.

    Category:
    Behind The Scenes
    Editing
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Our Guide to Giving Gear

    Have a budding videographer on your to-buy-for list and no idea where to begin? We'll help you find the perfect present.

    Category:
    Gear
    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

Tutorial Videos

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  • 5d Mark II True Anamorphic Lens Vs Standard 16x9 Comparison (AG-LA7200) (AG-7200)

    This video compares the look of an anamorphic adapter lens (true 2:35 widescreen with NO cropping) with that of standard spherical lenses at 16x9. It was shot on the: Canon 5d Mark…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • 16mm Bolex Bonanza - [Basics and How-To Load]

    The basics of the Bolex H16 Reflex camera. For Chad, or whoever else might be interested. *This video is really really long and boring, but might be helpful for you if you don't…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • 16mm Film to Video Transfer

    How to transfer 16mm to DV tape in the Telecine Room using the Elmo TRV-16.

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Adapt Glidecam to Steadicam Vest - How To

    Posted in response to: http://vimeo.com/9054873 Sample Use: http://vimeo.com/9112646 I've ben asked a few times about my Hybrid Steadicam (Merlin/Pilot) Vest and Glidecam HD4000…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Arriflex S Tips & Tricks

    Camera not running? Can't see anything through the viewfinder? Check out this clip for solving those pesky issues.

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Attaching an Adaptimax to a PMW-EX3

    It's very quick and easy to attach an Adaptimax to a Sony PMW-EX3. in fact it takes just a few seconds as this short demonstration shows.

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Balance Flycam Glidecam Steadicam Stabilizer

    After this video, there were more questions about balancing a stabilizer: http://cheesycam.com/flycam-nano-stabilizer-abused-with-7d-tokina/ There's plenty of tutorials online,…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • camBLOCK Dolly Sneak Peek

    The camBLOCK dolly is here! Take a sneak peak.

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced

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