Lessons

  • DSLR Lenses

    If you're new to shooting with a DSLR, here are some things you'll need to know about lenses.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Tutorial Videos

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  • Tascam DR-08 vs Zoom H1 Audio Samples

    In stereo headphones, left side Tascam DR-08 and right side Zoom H1. I'm sure the compressed video and Vimeo compression has some effect on the audio. So RAW wav files of this…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • How to shoot HDR Timelapse

    MiLapse shows you how to setup a HDR timelapse shot using the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly, MX2 DollyShield and Pentax K7.

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Delicate Dancing with a Tripod: The Cool Steadicam Effect.

    Here's a quick clip that Juan Pons and I shot during the making of our DVD on how to shoot HD videos. Yes, the clip jumps during Juan's fancy two-step - but I did that on…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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
  • DIY Helmet Cam

    Are You excited about the ski/snowboard season coming up? I sure am. Helmet cameras are so cool, but pretty expensive. Want cool footage from your trip, without the cost? Worry no more.…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • How to: Make a home made camera glidetrack

    Got really interested in using a glidetrack when I saw examples of use here on Vimeo. However, the price tag was not within the present video budget. Given the idea, and given that…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • $20 DIY DSLR Shoulder Mount Rig - Offset

    I was bored, collected a few parts from Home Depot and decided to hack up a quick DIY Offset Shoulder rig. Since DSLR's don't have the flip out LCD option, placement of the…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Poor Mans Fig Rig - DIY camera rig

    I made a knock off of a fig rig - the circle thing you mount your camera in to help smooth out shots and do some other cool stuff. I made this using an old chrome foot rest off of…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

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