Whether you're capturing images on a camcorder, a DSLR, or even film, what you're really doing is capturing light. Enormous time and expense is spent crafting the lighting for each scene in a high quality film. In this segment, we'll discuss the purpose of lighting, light sources, lighting instruments,...
There's no experience quite like sitting in a movie theater and watching a film. Since it's inception, film has had a special look and feel to it that many video producers have tried to emulate. In this segment, you'll learn about interlaced footage, progressive footage, frame rates, and footage...
Achieving the film look is no easy task. And choosing the right camera is the first step to get you on the right track. In this segment, we discuss camera components and different types of cameras, including camcorders, DSLRs and digital cinema cameras.
All video professionals and indie filmmakers put a great deal of effort into their final product. Many of them wish to go a step beyond and achieve that pinnacle of video nirvana known as - "The Film Look." In this segment we will discuss what "The Film Look" means,...
Ever since DSLR cameras started recording video, cinematographers everywhere have used them to give their videos a sleek and "professional" feel. However, quality video requires a stable shot - something that's difficult to get with the awkward design of most DSLR cameras.
It's pretty commonplace for someone to ask how a special effect shot in a summer blockbuster was done, but you don't often hear someone asking how an exterior car shot was done - though it can be just as difficult to do. The truth is, every great car shot...
Believe it or not, audience members are more likely to forgive poorly captured video than poorly captured sound which means that capturing clear audio is an incredibly important task. But it isn't as easy as it sounds. As such, we've decided to help you in your quest for quality...
If you've ever had need to make a product look sleek and dynamic or just wanted to lend a bit of movement to a low-angle shot, you've probably found the table-top dolly to be the best tool for the job. This video will show you how to build the...
Any good cinematographer can tell you that controlling light is an important part of the job. Good lighting makes subjects look more flattering and sets the mood of your entire production. Here, we show you how to measure, cut, glue, and assemble a simple and inexpensive matte box that...
In this training video we look at how to use object removal techniques such as scaling and cropping, chroma keying, or motion tracking.
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