Lessons

  • 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
  • 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
  • How to Set Up Your Canon 7D Featured

    So you have a Canon 7D. Awesome! Now it's time to set that baby up with the correct settings. Here's how.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Display Tech: Home Projectors

    Bright lights, big screen, how do home projectors work their magic?

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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
  • 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
  • Slow Motion on a Budget

    So you want to shoot a slow motion scene but don't have the funds for a high end slow motion camera? Here are a couple of techniques for achieving that slow-mo look without breaking the bank.

    Category:
    Editing
    Gear
    Shooting
    Software
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Gaff Tape: King of Tapes

    Gaff tape can get you into all sorts of sticky situations — in a good way! Learn more in this lesson.

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

Tutorial Videos

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  • DIY Cam Slider

    This tutorial offers a cheap and and easy way of making a DIY cam slider that is tripod mounted. Total build cost around 20 dollars US. It is by no means perfect and it does not give…

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • DIY DSLR SLIDER

    1 Displaying end section of 5 ply timber platform 33 x 11.5in. Carpenters 5/8 wood dowel 33in. 2 Carriage edge bearing on wood dowel. White Teflon Tape on edge of carriage, (Plumbers…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • DIY FTW: shoulder mount

    My husband Josh explains how he made my custom shoulder mount (and saved me lots of money!). Sorry for the crummy quality of the vid/audio - this was shot on my little point-and-shoot.…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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
  • DIY Tablet Dolly - (skater dolly)

    Dolly de sobremesa de fabricación propia Imagenes grabadas con Z1 y 7D Editado con Edius

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • DSLR Cinema/Field Bundles Tutorial

    Setup tutorial covering setup of the Field and Cinema DSLR bundles. NOTE: DSLR bundles using the microSupport Baseplate and Shims are covered in the original DSLR setup tutorial at…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • DSLR Episode #3: Affordable Lens Hood For Your DSLR

    This is the third installment of the DSLR Video Shooter Podcast. View show notes here: dslrvideoshooter.com/affordable-lens-hoods-for-your-dslr Let me know how I am doing and please…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • DSLR Episode #10: $20 Dollar Shoulder Rig For HDSLR Use.

    UPDATE: I used this rig on a music video and it performed with flying colors. From high action shots to simple handheld it rocked: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcVw6dfD7E0 You can…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

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