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How many times have you wanted to setup a tracking dolly shot but didn't because you didn't have a dolly, rails, etc.? Depending on where you're shooting and how much room you have to work with if you've got a car, you've got a dolly! Here's a vid from Vimeo's Video Filmmaker School that gives some solid tips on how you can put your wheels to good use....


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Hey everyone,

 

I'm in the pre-production phase of writing a music video that involves a lot of shots of a man looking into various reflective surfaces (mirror, glass building, puddle etc) and seeing a girl (his girlfriend) back out at him. I was wondering would any of you have any ideas on how best to approach this type of shot? I have thought about greenscreening, but have to consider getting the perfect angles and also shooting the two separate and just making them appear correct in post production...

 


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I am directing a music video that involves a band playing underneath a
large oak tree that's wrapped very sporadically and randomly/hectically with multi-colored yarn. Is there a way to make the colors of the yarn
surrounding the band to change like a visualized without having to stop
the band and move the yarn constantly?


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Okay, you've got this great action sequence in mind with a guy/gal being chased on foot but you want to avoid typical YouTube 'Earthquake Cam' style hand-held video. Oh and you either can't get your hands on or afford a Steadycam. What do you do? Here's an old-school trick demo'd by Dave Knop that mimics a steadycam shot with just your camera and your existing tripod. Watch out for that Dragon....


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In the forums we get lots of questions on how to do something from shooting to post work. Often videos depicting the process of doing said thing are posted to help illustrate answers. It is not uncommon though that many of those training videos lack key elements which make a DIY video both informative and interesting.


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There are constant cries on the forum from new and intermediate videographers for info on whether they need expensive upgrades of equipment to get 'high quality video'. The answers from the advanced members and moderators always stress, 'master the tools you have first then move up'. Many times that answer meets the satisfaction of the member asking the question but sometimes I can tell it's not 100%.


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