Lessons

  • The Basics of Underwater Video

    Are you an aquatic explorer who wants to share your H2O adventures via video? Learn the basics of shooting underwater in this handy guide to mastering the seven seas of video.

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Video 101: Choosing a Camera Featured

    Average Joe wants to get started making videos, but he isn't sure where to even begin with picking out a camera. Never fear, Andrea from Vimeo is here to save the day!

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Frame Rate Vs. Shutter Speed - Setting The Record Straight Featured

    Nowadays, with so much technological jargon being thrown around, it can be easy to forget certain concepts or confuse them for other ones. A prime example of this is demonstrated by the confusion between frame rates and shutter speeds. Let’s taken a minute to clarify.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Always Remember Memory Cards!

    A breakdown of the in-camera storage devices for your videos - memory cards!

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    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
  • 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
  • Tripods, an Exposè!

    Are your shots shakier than the San Andreas fault line? Do your attempts at smooth panning end up giving your viewers a case of vertigo? Well help is on the way! Let's learn about tripods!

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    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

Tutorial Videos

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  • DIY Camera Slider Dolly (the sequel)

    About a year ago, I posted a down & dirty DIY camera roller video that was pretty popular in the DIY gear community. Ov course, using something for a year you naturally make modifications,…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Quick Take: How To Clean Your Lenses Wide Open Camera Style.

    Here is a Quick Take on how we clean the front element on our lenses here in Hollywood. Some of the products in this video may be readily available at your photo supply shop. I highly…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • DSLR Episode #13: Prime Lenses

    Sigma 30mm: http://tinyurl.com/4nx84fu Canon 50mm: http://tinyurl.com/4v3cjgv Nikkor Lenses: http://tinyurl.com/475xvdo Nikon to EOS Adapter: http://tinyurl.com/4f7csuk

    Category:
    DSLR
    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
  • A free alternative to Zacuto: Your tripod

    Episode 1 of the "Clever uses of a tripod" series. Episodes from the same series: Episode 1: this one Episode 2: http://vimeo.com/19270844 Episode 3: http://vimeo.com/19544477 Episode…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Buying a Filmmaking Camera on a budget - Filmmaking Tutorial

    Want more tutorials like this? mediahalo.com/articles/?vim What to look for when buying your first video camera Subscribe to the channel for these videos: vimeo.com/​channels/​indiejunkie The…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Custom White Balance on T2i (550D) or 7D

    Short instruction video to show how to white balance with custom WB setting on Canon T2i (550D) or 7D

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

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