It's true that a director's artistic and visual aptitude is best highlighted when the camera starts rolling, but the true crescendos of any qualified filmmaker — whether a novice or seasoned professional — kicks off the moment a script lands in their hands
Certainly, when we watch docs made for television networks, we expect objectivity and balance. How else could the networks maintain their role as standard bearers for best-journalism-practices? But objectivity in documentary is more than crossing the Ts of due diligence. Objectivity makes for good storytelling.
It’s easy to get smooth, breathtaking footage with a brushless gimbal, but balancing them can be a bit tricky. In this video we show you how to set-up, balance and operate the Argo 3-axis gimbal from Came-TV. Leveling and balancing takes time, but with patience and a steady hand, you’ll be ready to capture smooth and, precise free-floating stabilized camera shots. #AD
As production budgets grow, knowing how to best spend your time and money becomes increasingly important. Experts Vince Nelson and Dale Price share advice for charting a course to larger projects and how to handle them once you get there.
Poet Allen Ginsberg once famously stated his methodology for writing a poem: “First thought, best thought,” the brilliant Beat exclaimed. After directing my most recent video, I had something of an epiphany about this statement: “Not when it comes to filmmaking, Allen!”
Are your low angle shots shaky, uneven, lacking variety, and just not up to the quality standard you’re okay with? Whatever it may be, we’re going to show you some tips on how to get better low angle shots, with a Benro Hi Hat. Low camera angles are fun, can look very professional and don’t require a lot of expensive equipment. Getting good camera angles will add variety and that always makes editing easier and a good hi-hat like the Benro makes sure your shots are consistent. #AD
We define diegetic and non-diegetic elements and demonstrate how they can be used to convey complex cinematic ideas. Learn to better control the emotional and intellectual response of your audience by understanding the mechanisms behind it.
It may not be pleasant to think about, but theft is a real threat for video producers at all levels. In the interest of preparing for the worst, here’s your guide to navigating the nightmare scenario of having your gear stolen.
Every filmmaker knows lighting is one of the most important aspects to capturing great images. Good lighting sets the scene and helps sell the idea of your film to your audience. But any indie or low budget filmmaker knows that lights can be quite expensive. With this guide, you’ll be able to build yourself a DIY CFL Soft Light for your next production!