Trying to shoot video without any gear can be a nightmare. The last time I tried it is when I was 13 -- and there's reason that I haven't tried it since! My parents had bought their first camcorder and, after they got bored with shooting a few birthdays and holiday gatherings, they let us kids play around with it.
Slight noise from the wheels on the metal rails, but otherwise this dolly works quite well. Any advice on lubricating the wheel/metal contact? Thanks in advance, and thanks for all the awesome info on this forum!
A while back, we produced a video series on DIY equipment, but there are some cheap tools that are pretty handy and that you don't even have to build yourself. It's not a stretch to use each of these in almost every shoot. If you're not using them already, consider making a few additions to your toolkit and you'll wonder how you ever got along without them.
Dont know how to do something? Confused by the high tech lingo in your instruction manual? No problem! Nowadays, we just grab our nearest internet capable device, plug in our favorite search engine and click the go button. You will find links to dozens of different sites, lists and columns of instructions, but if you need a visual guide, youre going to be looking for a video.
I am new here, and fairly new to the business. The company I work for is looking to do improvements to their small studio and I have been elected to spearhead the project. I have looked around on the net a bit for some of the items we were looking into getting and I thought I would try here to see what your suggestions are.
What we are looking into getting is...
1. Tile flooring (suggestions on what I should be looking for, what I should avoid? We are hoping to be able to paint the tiles chroma green/black/white when needed)
I recently wrote an article for VM Mag about a 'Mad Genius' DIY 3D camera rigger. I've just found another who is currently putting together a 3D Beam Splitter for around $100. Used primarily for close-ups during 3D shoots, a beam splitter uses a special piece of glass called '50/50' that acts as a prism and splits the light coming off your subject to be recorded by two cameras at a 90 degree angle. These rigs made professionally, cost a year or more worth of college tuition. To find one at $100 is very intriguing!