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
  • 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
  • Optical vs. Digital Zoom

    When zooming in this digital age, an important distinction needs to be made between optical and digital zoom. Let's explore the difference together!

    Category:
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Weekend Challenge: 5x5 - Complexity

    Create a 5x5 this weekend to exercise your creativity in 25 seconds.

    Category:
    Editing
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Weekend Challenge: Palindrome

    This week, split it right down the middle with a palindromic film.

    Category:
    Editing
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Weekend Challenge: Convey a Color - ROYGB(I)V

    Show off your spectrum with a video all about color.

    Category:
    Editing
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Scary Special Effects Featured

    Is your video lacking in the scary effects department? Think it's impossible to create convincing visuals on a budget? Well special effects aren't as hard as you think. We'll show you how to create three easy effects you can use to make your videos super scary!

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    Shooting
    Software
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Setting the Pace Featured

    The pace of your shots have a huge impact on the mood your viewers experience when watching your videos. This lesson will show you some super basic principles to help you set the tone you're aiming for.

    Category:
    Editing
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

Tutorial Videos

or cancel
  • Time-Lapse and Photo-Video Techniques

    Here are some of the camera techniques I used in the "Every Photo Shot For The Conan O’Brien Title Sequence" video I put up. Many people have asked how I did the time-lapse,…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Chapter 10 - Alternative Animation Techniques

    This How-To explains the various Alternative Animation Techniques, such as Greenscreen and Light Painting styles. To see these techniques utilized in-context, check out Surreality…

    Category:
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • HDMI/Composite HD/HD-SDI DIY portable capture station tutorial

    DOWNLOAD FIRST GENERATION CINEFORM files on my blog............. http://www.henryolonga.net/Blog/?p=674 This is a tutorial for those people who want to capture the highest quality…

    Category:
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Time-Lapse Tutorial

    A tutorial I put together back in 2007. It covers how to shoot a timelapse using a DSLR and intevelometer. The tutorial covers everything from settings you should use to making the…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Editing
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Light Writing Proposal

    This long exposure, and the making of footage, were shot over three nights in Raleigh, North Carolina as a proposal to Emily Kern. The words "Emily, will you marry me?"…

    Category:
    Lighting
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • How To Shoot A Wedding Ceremony. Canon Cinema Caravan (2010)

    the fifth of our tutorials with the last to debut next week. this one is all about lens choice, camera placement, and overall coverage of a wedding ceremony with EOS cameras. brought…

    Category:
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • How To Shoot With Tilt/Shift Lenses. Canon Cinema Caravan (2010)

    from chicago, to the grand canyon and hoover damn, we really traveled far and wide to put this one together. the tilt/shift lenses can be a rather technical set to wrap your head around…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Timescapes: Timelapse Dolly Project

    Get updates about my film and download my 1080p videos: timescapes.org http://twitter.com/timescapes I spent the last couple of nights testing my new dolly. It's custom made…

    Category:
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced

About Video School

Learn how to make better videos through lessons, tutorials, and sage advice from us, your friendly personal creativity consultants. Lessons are created by the Vimeo staff, oftentimes using tutorial videos from the Vimeo community.

You are currently viewing the Video School category Shooting. You can browse all the categories below.

Browse by Category

Submit Your Tutorial

Most of the video tutorials in our Video School lessons come from Vimeo members. If you have a tutorial you'd like to share, please submit it here.