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Crafting Your Own DIY Light Modifiers

Crafting your own DIY light modifiers

If you're shooting video and need a way to alter the quality of your light sources, then making your own homemade light modifiers may...
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.
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...
Time lapse videography: a new way of looking at things

How to create a stunning timelapse — even in changing light

One of the great things that timelapse video can do is show us our world in a way that’s impossible or very difficult for...
Make shooting RAW your default plan; you can always change it.

When to shoot RAW (and when to skip it)

A RAW image frame is like a film negative — different processing can give you different results.
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Take Flight with These 8 Must-have Drone Shots

Camera-equipped drones are capable of capturing brilliant, awe-inspiring shots, and chances are you’ll want to learn the essentials of beautiful aerial cinematography yourself.
Alejandro Iñárritu with a camera in production

How to Shoot a Long Take

What’s exciting about the long takes featured in Alejandro Iñárritu’s “Birdman” is that, with a little bit of prep and practice, that movie magic can be easily replicated at home.
How to Cover an Event in 360 - Source Sound, Inc - Jack White’s Live VR concerts

How to cover an event in 360

Spherical video has the ability to bring a viewer right into the center of the action, no matter if that’s sports, entertainment, concerts or...
Man looking straight into camera.

Look me in the ear: The psychology of eyelines

For effective communication, begin production with a clear idea of your viewers’ role. Consider how camera angles may change the relationship your viewer has to your subject.
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...

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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 Them)

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, I’ll show you how to shoot interviews like a pro and avoid the most common pitfalls that can make your...

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 tips and tricks for getting great footage even in the darkest of environments. From choosing the right lenses and lighting...

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 this video, we'll explain everything you need to know about frame rates in a simple and understandable way. From defining...
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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.

Shot assist tools to help you get the perfect shot

Shot assist tools are tools that help correct common issues when shooting, such as improper exposure, which help you get the perfect shot.
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All you need to know about the 180-degree rule

Videographers follow the 180-degree rule for a very important reason: to move their stories along in a logical way.

A beginner’s guide to the rule of thirds

The rule of thirds is a fundamental guideline all videographers should know and follow. Here's everything you should know.
Lens compression

What is lens compression?

Lens compression is easily misunderstood, but its visual impact can't be denied. Let's talk about what lens compression is and how to use it.