Tips and Techniques
Videomaker's Tips & Techniques are an easy way to learn how to make better video. Our instructional videos cover everything from pre-production planning and video production to video editing and distribution. Learn how to achieve realistic green screen effects, in-camera effects, as well as great lighting and audio for video.
Go behind the scenes of the 50mm Showdown Video and find out how we created two hosts from one! Using simple techniques can help you pull off the same effect.
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.
Time is money and simple keyboard shortcuts pave the way to faster editing. From navigating the timeline to adding default transitions, these six essential shortcuts will fine tune your editing skills in Premiere Pro.
Sometimes static shots work perfectly. But when you need a bit more energy in your shot and you don't have the right abilities or gear for good handheld, you've still got options. Simply changing the way to use your tripod can take a static shot and inject in with a dose of energy.
When you're on set, and under the gun, it's easy to miss a step and make a mistake. Creating a solid shooting routine can help you achieve consistently good results. We show you a battle-tested process that's easy to remember and repeat that will help you avoid making those costly rookie mistakes.
There's a difference, and every member on a production crew should understand that adapters and converters are not interchangeable. One changes a physical connector, the other changes the signal.
The interrogation scene between Batman and the Joker in “The Dark Knight” is a bold twist on a typical interrogation scene. Using dolly moves, handheld shots, and intense lighting, director Christopher Nolan and cinematographer Wally Pfister created a memorable scene that captured fantastic performances.