Lessons

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Display Tech: LCD vs. Plasma

    Let us guide you through the haze of marketing and tech terms to understand how LCD and Plasma displays compare.

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Capturing Good Sound Featured

    Sound can be a pretty daunting aspect of any shoot, professional or amateur. Check out this lesson for a break down on capturing great sound for your video!

    Category:
    Gear
    Sound
    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
  • An Introduction to Flying Camera Stabilizers

    Flying camera stabilizers are awesome apparatuses that help you get smooth shots in places where a dolly won’t cut it. Read on to learn the history of these useful devices and get practical tips for making the most of them.

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced

Tutorial Videos

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  • 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.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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…

    Category:
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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.…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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,…

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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…

    Category:
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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…

    Category:
    Gear
    Lighting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

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