Lens Height

Variations in lens height can be an effective tool for adding subtext to a shot.

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White Balance 101


Some people mistakenly think all you need to do is find a scrap of white paper or card, put the card in front of the camera and press the button marked "White Balance".

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The Shaky Cam Trend

There is probably no more reviled filming technique than the "shaky cam", or the vomit cam as it is derisively referred to by those that it sends running from the movie theaters with hands pressed over mouth.

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Nine Digital Cinematography Tips

So you know the basics of digital cinematography: medium shots, wide shots, closeups and even extreme closeups. But why do your videos still lack that special zing?

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The Essential Video Shooter’s Toolkit

The big day has finally arrived — a video shoot for the biggest client to ever darken your door.

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8 Tips for Beginners

Its time:  You have the assignment, your script is approved, you’ve checked the camera out of the classroom and you’re ready to go in the field.

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Top 4 Best Background Materials for Green Screen Productions

One of the most important decisions in starting a video studio is what material to use for green screen / chroma key work.

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The Art of the Cutaway

While you plan the scene and dialog details for your videos, you need to remember to plan for cutaways as you take that journey down the path to good composition.

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