Lighting Car Interiors, Keyside Lighting, Timelapse Lighting
Learn some unique lighting techniques to add a professional touch to your video.
This time around we'll be taking a look at some specialized lighting tricks which can add an element of professionalism to your production.
It's a nice day to film a car ride, but it can be quite the headache. Using daylight, bring a backlight in behind your trunk. Use a reflector to guide the light onto the subject and use a neutral density filter on the window to create a soft spread of light inside the front seat. Make sure to use a large black poster board to shade the windshield. Then place your camera behind the reflector and shoot away.
Adding light from one side is known as filling in from the key side. By placing both the key and the fill lights at an angle to one side and then throwing in a backlight, our production looks a little bit more natural yet is still nice and illuminated.
Here is an easy and very effective way to show the passage of time. Simply move a lamp over an item onto a tabletop letting the shadow move across the counter or table. We experimented with a couple different angles with the light, moving it over, alongside, or behind our subject to see which shadow effect worked best.
Whether it's in the car, filling in from the key side, or the passage of time, lighting is one of the most important aspects to film making. For more tips and tricks, be sure to join us online at www.videomaker.com.
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We go hands on with the new Canon 5D Mark IV at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! Shooting from dawn to dusk at this spectacular event, we put the 5D Mark IV’s, low light, run and gun and 4K video recording capabilities to the test.
The GoPro HERO5 Black and Session were released Sept 19, 2016 along with their first drone Karma. In this review we test all of their functions, show you test footage and our thoughts on if you should buy it or not.
Canon has been slow to bring 4K to their DSLRs, so we were eager to see what Canon has to offer in this space with the 1D X Mark II. This camera is now their flagship DSLR and has some very intriguing specs. We already mentioned 4K, but there’s a lot more to this camera than that. With up to 60 fps in DCI 4K, the ability to shoot up to 16 continuous photos, it’s an action shooters dream.
The Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art Zoom is affordable fast glass and are nicely built. The short distance of this zoom might be concerning to those needing more. The MC-11 is a nice mount converter but does slow down the AF. Overall, Sigma made some great products and we would recommend them.
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
With the huge number of computers on the marketplace, it’s not easy to choose the right machine. Because there are so many hardware options, pricing varies greatly from brand to brand and model to model. That’s most definitely true with the Dell Tower 7810 line. Starting at the low end, you can configure a machine costing a humble $1,500. On the grander side, it’s possible to build a system with a price tag of up to $35,000. With this range, you can build a 7810 with any need and budget in mind.
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Choosing the right light for the job can be difficult these days. With a slew of bulb types, color temperatures and sizes, knowing what you need and how much you need to pay can be tricky.
The newest choice in bulb type is LED, which offers a long life but comes with a premium price tag. Plus, it can be difficult to differentiate between brands and models to understand what you are paying for.
The LitePanels Astra 1X1 Soft is a bi-color LED light that’s simple to operate and delivers high performance when it comes to color quality.
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.
Many producers these days are a crew of one, meaning if it needs to be done, it’s being done by you and only you. Because of that, the market has many products to help the one person crew create the best video possible with no outside help. Consider this: You find yourself with only a camera and tripod, and you want to improve your production value, but have very little ability to carry around much more than you already have. What then? Not long ago, you’d have accepted it, and got the best pans and tilts your camera and tripod could offer.