Add energy to your project by creating a custom whip pan transition (sometimes referred to as a swish pan). See how to get good results whether you pre-plan and shoot it right, or fake it in post production using static shots.
A fluid head tripod is considered an essential tool by most professional videographers. Can you tell the difference between a fluid head shot and an inexpensive tripod bought from a box store? In this segment we put two tripods with vastly different price tags to a simple test to find out.
Poorly framed shots can take a video with great dramatic possibilities and relegate it to the bargain bin of mediocrity. In this segment, we talk about the Rule of Thirds and show you how to frame your shots with proper head room and lead room to get aesthetically pleasing shots. Plus, we’ll show you how to anticipate the action in your shots, and give you the confidence to break the rules when the time is right.
We all try to make the most out of the gear we have, but every video producer hits points in their career where they become limited by their equipment. Anybody who does video seriously knows it can be an expensive venture, and that it takes time to acquire all the gear we want. The world of camera support equipment is vast and can range from relatively affordable to shockingly expensive.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and we are about to enter that time of year where cameras will be capturing video in a majority of households in the United States. Don't be that person who takes awful video that no one wants to watch! We all know what it's like to watch other people's home video and gotten either bored, motion sick or both. Unless you have some sort of sick desire for revenge, don't do it back to them! The way to avoid this is easy; something anyone can do.
When you have a too-loose drag on your tripod head, or are working with a rickety, old or cheap tripod, a little support can give you a smoother pan. Enter the rubber band trick — easy and effective. Sometimes, it's the simple things that make us think, "Oh, nice!"
Though art can be made in many forms, there are some concepts that hold true in every situation. Because of this, it can be very helpful to know the principles behind aesthetically pleasing framing so that every one of your shots tells the story you want it to.