There’s the rule of thirds, rule of odds, the 180-degree rule, stay in focus, do matched action edits, move in - don’t zoom in; and the list goes on and on. Sometimes, however, it’s OK to break the rules, so long as you know what you know, what they are and why you’re breaking them.
Stop-Motion Animation Techniques are fun to create and easy to learn. Although you need a lot of patience to get you movie finished, the tools and techniques you use today are the same as those wonderful old movies from the past. Many high profile films are still being made with stop-motion techniques.
Radio-controlled drones have revolutionized the video industry. But after the United States government's use of drone technology in Iraq and Afghanistan, drones are under a huge legal and ethical microscope.
Today Canon announced the most recent addition to their EOS line with the EOS 70D. The most important feature of the 70D is the new, super-fast, 19-point autofocus system which abandons the need for contrast detection.
Whenever video producers need a specific shot, they often venture into the DIY approach to get just the right tool for the shot. Such was the case for Michael and Christine creators of STABiLGo, a motorized stabilizer for GoPro Cameras.
Samsung Electronics recently announced the GALAXY NX, the first 3G/4G LTE Connected Compact System Camera (CSC). The GALAXY NX combines optical performance with connectivity capabilities, interchangeable lenses and applications based on the Android ecosystem.
If you want to spice up your productions with pro audio features such as XLR ports, onboard limiting, a VU meter, headphone monitoring, AGC disabling and more, then check out the DXA-SLR PRO audio adapter from Beachtek.
The Canon XA25 is a compact, “run-n-gun” professional camcorder that offers outstanding image quality, dual simultaneous recording formats, infrared night shooting, an HD/SD-SDI port for uncompressed output, with dual XLR ports and full manual controls for use with professional microphones.
We show you how to maintain control over the amount of blur that motion has in your footage. Learn how shutter angle and shutter speed work. How different settings affect the blur and exposure of your footage, and some common ways it can help improve your shots. Whether it’s a fast moving action, flowing water, or low light shooting, knowing how to set your shutter properly can help you achieve the precise look you want.