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.
Jibs and Cranes
Jibs and cranes can help you capture smooth tracking shots and add visual interest to your videos. Find out how they work and when to use them.
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.
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.
Mobile Filmmaking Gear Featured
Our friends at Photojojo sent us some awesome mobile filmmaking gear to play with! Come on, let's turn that tired mobile phone video into a masterpiece.
Display Tech: HDTV Buzzwords
Cut through the marketing buzzwords and learn what's actually important when buying a new TV!
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!
Do-It-Yourself Dolly and Shoulder Rig
Learn how to build a dolly and a shoulder rig without spending all of your lunch money.
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.
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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,…
Canon EOS C300 = Awesome
In early Fall 2011, I shot some footage with a pre-production model of the Canon EOS C300 for one week in NYC. I created an article and a video for Canon based on my experiences with…
REVIEW: ePhoto LED Panels
I have been super impressed with this LED panel. Here are some of my thoughts. Find links and more information here: http://dslrvideoshooter.com/?p=2699 ePhoto 600: http://tinyurl.com/3zovw58 ePhoto…
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