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5 Tips for Shooting in Log Profiles

5 Tips for Shooting in Log Profiles

Video can be an unforgiving medium, and without proper lighting it's easy to lose data in both the highlights and the shadows. The most...
Getting Started with 360 Degree Video

How to get started with 360-degree video

Within the last few years the video industry has seen the emergence of a handful of new techniques, technologies and methodologies. Aerial videography has...

Photography 101: A video shooter’s guide to taking great photos

Still photography and videography are closely related fields. In fact, videography is just still photography at a clip of 30 times per second. But...
Digital ISO standard is measured by how sensitive your camera sensor is to light combined with how good your camera’s firmware is at interpreting the signal from the sensor

ISO: What it is and how to control it

Put simply, ISO is how sensitive to light film stock is. The higher the ISO, the more sensitive your film and the less time...
Best Frame Rates for Slow Motion

Choosing the right frame rate for your slow motion sequence

In a nutshell Slow motion is achieved when you shoot footage at a higher frame rate and play it back at a normal frame rateAt...
Which is the Right Image Sensor for me?

Which image sensor is right for you?

We all know light sensors make our cameras work, but what makes a good light sensor? Which camera and image sensor combo is best...
Video Gear for the Masses

Video Gear: Finding and Accessing Equipment

A long time ago, in an industry that now seems a lifetime away, accessing gear to make films was a very expensive proposition, and...
Don’t Panic when Someone Asks you for a C47 on Set

Don’t panic when someone asks you for a C47 on set

Don’t panic when someone asks you for a C47 on set! These handy yet cryptically named devices are extremely useful in any number of situations.
How Camera Usability Impacts Your Final Product

How Your Camera’s Limitations Change the Way You Shoot (and How...

There’s a 19th century poem by American writer Edward Rolland Sill called “Opportunity.” It’s about a battle: a cowardly soldier leaves the field, complaining...
A microphone for a DSLR microphone

Best microphones for DSLRs — 2023

If you need a new microphone for your DSLR or want to capture the best possible audio with it, look no further than this handy buyer's guide.

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How to capture the rare total solar eclipse on April 8th

A total solar eclipse will cross over North America on April 8, 2024. Here's what you should know before you go capturing this rare event.
Phone case for videography

The best phone cases for videography right now

If your'e filmmaker that uses your phone to capture video, you need the right phone case to keep your phone (and its camera) protected.
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Everything you need for a video podcast setup

So, you want to start a video podcast. That's great, but you before you can start, you need to make sure you get the right gear for the job.
The dos and don'ts of log shooting

The dos and don’ts of shooting in log

Many cameras today support log shooting, but if you want to make sure your videos look great using log, you need to know how to use it.
RED vs. ARRI: Which makes the better cinema camera?

RED vs. ARRI: Who makes the better cinema camera?

Both RED and ARRI cameras are the best of the best cinema camera companies. But which one makes the better cameras? Let's find out.

The best cheap video cameras: Budget cameras under $500

Sometimes, you have to work with a tight budget. That's why we're highlighting affordable cameras that offer exceptional value on the cheap.

The Most Deadly Mistakes When Shooting Interviews (And How to Survive...

Are you making these deadly mistakes when shooting interviews? Don’t let them ruin your chance to impress your audience and clients! In this video,...

Say Goodbye to Dark Footage: Tips for Assessing Low-Light Performance

Do you ever struggle with shooting video in low-light situations? Don't worry, we've got you covered. In this video, we'll be sharing our top...

Frame Rates Demystified: The Ultimate Decision – Smooth vs. Cinematic

Do you often hear the term frame rates but have no idea what it means? Well, don't worry because we've got your back! In...
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6 exercises to become a better videographer

Do you want to make better videos? We have six exercises to help you practice your craft and become a better videographer.

Revamp the Quality of Your Webcam Footage with These Brilliant Tricks

Good day! Are you tired of blurry, poorly-lit webcam footage ruining your video calls? Don't worry, we've got you covered. In this video, we'll...

Your guide to video aspect ratios and their uses

Here is a complete guide to everything you need to understand about aspect ratios. They can be tricky, but we've got you covered.

Image Sensor Noise: The Biggest Enemy of Clean Video Footage

Do you sometimes find your footage coming out distorted or grainy? Well, worry no more because we've got you covered. In this video, we'll...
Film grip

What is a grip in film production?

Every major film production is going to have a skilled grip, but who are they, and what's their role on set? Let's discuss.