What is depth of field? Let’s start by determining what it is not. Depth of field is not a tangible thing. Depth of field changes depending on the way one takes a photo or shoots a video. Understanding depth of field is essential in cinematography, where the focus is...
The popularity of livestreaming continues to increase and isn't slowing down. We're here to show you the best strategies and techniques.
Aerial footage is something that has eluded modestly-budgeted productions since the concept first came along. Smaller cameras, inexpensive radio control technology and now the mass adoptions of drones have brought the possibility of great aerial footage and drone photography within reach of practically any videographer. But cinematic shots are...
Cinematography Techniques
Cinematography is more than just pointing a camera and capturing images. The Cinematographer's art is visual storytelling.
There are many working parts when it comes to cinematography. We'll give you the most important cinematography terms you need to know.
Astrophotography timelapse guide
Astrophotography timelapses are beautifully vibrant videos that allow people to engage in astronomy. Here's what you need to know to record one yourself.
Writers spend most of their time worrying about the words that the characters on the screen will say. Sound engineers worry about how to make sure the words can be heard and how to mix them with music and background noises. Lighting designers spend their days figuring out how...
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Ever heard of a DIT? DIT stands for Digital Imaging Technician. With the advancement of digital cameras, this position was created to assist camera crews and directors to get the most out of their equipment. On set, they are referred to as the DIT. During production, they are normally...
Finding the best camera for vlogging As I have said (a few times) before, most hammers will drive a nail into wood. Price and quality differ, but it is more about the skill and creativity of the hammer operator than the quality and/or price of the tool itself. Not a...
Controlling Exposure
"Exposure" is the amount of light that hits the photo-sensitive element in a camera. Exposure controls the gradations of brightness you see on your screen - most consumer digital video cameras support 100 gradations between light and dark. (Your eye can distinguish about 10,000 gradations, and film can...

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Inclement weather, dead batteries, missing assistants, cars that break down, tripod legs that snap, shoots being delayed for hours, getting kicked off of locations,...
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