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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...
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...
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...

Lenses: How does focus work?

If you’re new to shooting video, you may notice that fellow camera geeks like to talk a lot about “glass”. While there are a lot of things made of glass in the video world, there’s only one thing called “glass”: Your camera lens. Here's how it works to produce a useable, in-focus image.
Technician Tightening Propeller Of Drone

Drone Safety: Tips and Best Practices

Playing the OddsDrones are just like any other piece of gear; at times, they can and do fail. Similarly, pilots are just like any...
Person flying a drone.

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.
How to Compose Your Shot When Your Camera Can See Everything

How to Compose Your Shot When Your Camera Can See Everything

Something to remember when shooting spherical video is that everything is visible in the shot.  Even if you think you are being clever by...

10 Shorts every cinematographer needs to see

Orson Welles often had great ideas for movies and then spent years going from studio to studio in Hollywood trying to get someone interested,...
10 Production-saving Accessories

10 Production-saving Accessories

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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Controlling Exposure

Controlling exposure – useful tips and tricks

"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...
How to film magic tricks

Capturing magic on video: how to shoot magic tricks

Translating live magic tricks onto video can be difficult. In this article, we will give you a few tips for capturing magic on video.
Video production in a small space

Video production tips for shooting video in a small space

Video production is a small space can present a lot of challenges. Here are a few tips to help you make the best possible film you can.
Here's what you need to know about golden hour

Shooting video during golden hour: What you need to know

Often described as magical, golden hour is the most desired time to shoot for many videographers. However, it's also one of the most difficult times as well.
All about aspect ratios

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.
The Hitchcock Zoom was used in the film Jaws

The Hitchcock Zoom — its history and how to achieve it

The Hitchcock Zoom is a powerful video camera technique that allows you to visually show a character's inner emotions. Here how you can use it in your work.

The best cheap video cameras: Budget cameras under $500

Sometimes, you just want a solid dedicated camera. That's why we're highlighting three affordable cameras that offer exceptional value for video shooters.

Video formats explained

There are lots of video formats out there. How can you tell what is the best for your project? This quick tutorial will help you decide.
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Use green screen for conference calls

How to set up a video conferencing green screen

Looking to use green screen during your next video conference? Here is what you'll need to setup your green screen and spice up your calls.
When should you switch to a professional video camera?

When should you upgrade to a professional video camera?

When should you consider swapping out your smartphone camera for a professional video camera? Let's discuss when the right time is for you.
Teleprompter

How to read from a teleprompter like a professional

Using teleprompters when you’re filming can help those in front of the camera recite the production’s script. It’s a tool that’s useful in video production.

How to make a movie at home with no budget

Whether you’re a pro videographer or a beginner, making a movie is going to require a lot of preparation, time, and work. We will help you through it.
Tips to shoot a product video

5 things you need to do for every product video you...

If you want to create flattering and creative product videos for you clients, then you need to know these five tips before you start shooting.
Multicamera setup

Are you checking these 6 things before a multicamera shoot?

Multicamera setups can take a lot of work. To help out, we've come up with 6 essential things you need to check before every multicamera shoot.
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