Brandon Li has forged a reputation for finding imaginative ways of producing professional results with limited gear. In this short video, he teaches you how to remove all of the lighting equipment from a shot by intelligent use of split screens and layers.
There are a lot of lights out there for filmmakers, but I can't say I've seen anything quite like this before.
Does it ever make sense to limit yourself to a single lens for filmmaking? Find out in this video.
As the years roll by, one constant remains in all forms of tech: consumers (and in particular, prosumers) demand more and more from equipment. One area videographers will always cast a critical eye, is low light performance.
Iz Harris, a travel vlogger gives advice and what formulas she uses to shoot and edit for her videos.
During World War I, French astronomer Henri Chrétien developed a wide-angle viewer for tank operators, enabling the crew members to see a 180-degree view of the battleground. His invention wasn't used in the cinema until after the war in 1927 when director Claude Autant-Lara decided to use it for his film, "To Build a Fire." Sadly, this invention was only picked up again over twenty years later when Twentieth Century-Fox purchased the rights to the Cinemascope Widescreen Aspect Ratio technique.
Perhaps one of the biggest reasons that Sony has had a bad reputation for its color science is the quality of the video produced by its range of crop sensor hybrid cameras. This short video tells you how to get the best colors, all without causing the image to fall apart.
Videographers are almost spoiled for choice when it comes to run-and-gun cameras, but this Panasonic aims to take the crown.
Filming weddings is certainly a difficult specialty, with a wide range of technical and creative challenges that require great skills and the ability to improvise too. Whether you are new to the job or a seasoned pro, this fantastic video features a filmmaker discussing seven lessons he has learned about how to film a wedding.
Camera cages aren’t just for filmmakers, and now that prices have come down, is it worth considering?
There is almost no area of videography that won't use B-roll at one point or another. In this video, add three great B-roll transitions to your arsenal that are quick and easy to learn.
Sony’s new a7S III is quite the piece of gear on paper, but how does it perform out in the real world? Videographer Matt Johnson puts it through its paces shooting a beautiful Texas wedding, complete with high temperatures, bright highlights, and dark shadows — not to mention some dim interiors and a couple of donkeys.
While modern autofocus systems have made stills work a lot easier in many ways, when it comes to video, you will often resort to different techniques, which often include manual focus. If you are new to shooting video, this great video will show you how to get proper focus using a variety of tools and techniques.
The time-lapse has been a fundamental technique in filmmaking and videography for some time, and the methods and results have simply improved consistently, year on year. Watch this comprehensive guide by the time-lapse photographer known for works like the intro sequence to the hit U.S. remake of "House of Cards".
The five pillars of cinematic exposure are not all created equally, neither are they equally weighted. Here is how you use each, which should be avoided when altering exposure, and how many people get it wrong.
On August 20, Zhiyun announced the updated Crane 2S which builds on the popular Crane 2 that launched in 2017. Here’s a hands-on review to see whether you should pay up or pass.
Vimeo has redesigned their users’ profiles pages to show more information, better showcase their work, and more easily make changes.
Back in April, filmmaker Mark Bone released a video singing the praises of Catalyst Browse, free software from Sony that took the gyro data from the FX9 and processed handheld footage to make it look as though it was shot on a gimbal. It turns out that the Sony a7S III does exactly the same, and it’s far better than warp stabilization.
In this article I will be giving some insight behind the creation of my latest video, “Green Heron: A Cinematic Portrait,” which includes dealing with gear limitations, working with music and sound effects, and forming wildlife footage into a story.
The recently released and long-awaited Sony a7S III marks a significant step forward in terms of camera technology, bringing some remarkable dynamic range and 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording. As the camera falls into the hands of more reviewers, a question remains: does it have dual gain ISO?
Now that Sony a7S III has had its moment to shine, it’s time for the big boys to come out and play.
Today, Sennheiser released a new lightweight and ultracompact microphone for cameras and phones. The MKE 200 is aimed at creators who aren’t carrying around bags of gear, but still want higher quality audio that built-in microphones can’t match.
Shooting video takes great focus skills already, so shooting it at an extreme aperture is all the more challenging. This neat video follows a filmmaker as he shoots a video at a crazy wide aperture (f/0.95).
Keen videographers have been busy finding ways to work around the limitations that Canon has imposed. Grab yourself some sticky tape and a toothpick.
Around four months ago, amidst a harsh lockdown here in South Africa, I moved from the big city to a small coastal town, Betty's Bay, nestled between the Overberg mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. There was no work coming in, and there was no budget to rent additional gear for any shoots. It was worrying, but on the upside, I had to do something to occupy my mind and pass the time, and luckily, I had my camera to shoot while I wait. What followed was two months of intense filming and editing for my first narrative short film.
Gene Nagata a.k.a. Potato Jet was pretty excited when the Canon EOS R5 was announced but the dramas surrounding recording limits caused by overheating have become a significant factor. Nagata, along with fellow YouTuber Armando Ferreira, has spent some time testing it alongside the new a7S III from Sony and put the two cameras through their paces before coming to a decision as to which one he wants to add to his arsenal.