Let's say you're with friends at a sporting event, music festival, lounge, or some other fun venue, and you want to create a fun split-screen compilation from all the videos you took independently. It's not an easy task, because someone has to get all the video footage and the ...more
How to Make a Video Shoot
In this video tutorial, we learn how to shoot video in pitch-black conditions using a standard digital video camera. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this how-to from the folks at CNET TV.
Brandon goes into the wilderness to shoot video in the snow. He demonstrates which situations to avoid and which provide ideal opportunities for great looking winter videos.
New owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab? Thinking of picking one up? In this Galaxy tablet owner's guide, you'll learn how to use the Tab's two cameras. For all of the details, including step-by-step instructions, watch this Samsung Galaxy Tab Google Android smart tablet owner's guide.
Interested in taking pictures and shooting video on your Samsung Galaxy Tab Google Android tablet device? This clip will teach you everything you'll need to know. Whether you're the proud owner of a Tab tablet or are merely considering picking one up, you're sure to be well se ...more
Whether you're the proud owner of a Pantech Crux phone or are merely considering picking one up, you're sure to benefit from this free video guide, which presents a general overview of how to set the phone up. For details, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to ...more
In this video tutorial, we learn how to navigate and use the basic functions and features of the Verizon LG Octane VN530 cell phone's built-in camera. Whether you own a LG Octane phone or are merely curious to see how they work, you're sure to enjoy this brief clip. For detail ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to use the Fascinate's built-in camera to take pictures and video. Whether you're a proud owner of the Samsung Fascinate Google Android smartphone or are merely considering picking one up, you're sure to benefit from this video tutorial. For more ...more
Eager to make a foray into the world of high-quality HD video with a Canon EOS 7D or Rebel T2i DSLR camera but don't know one end of the kit lens from the other? Never fear: This nine-part video tutorial offers a number of useful pointers for would-be shooters, discussing ever ...more
Shooting 1080p high resolution video is extremely easy with the Motorola Droid Bionic. You can start by accessing the Camcorder app from the Android app launcher or home screen. Then, take a look at this guide on how to film HD video and change the video settings on your Droid ...more
Here's a short tip from Videomaker magazine on how to shoot underwater video without having to purchase that expensive underwater housing. Go get wet!
We've had our fair share of pinhole cameras showcased in Wonderment. And while the pinhole is certainly cool, it typically creates the same, familiar effect across the board. This time we have something slightly more unusual for you. Photographer Josh Grant jerry-rigged his C ...more
The advantage of the camcorder is that sometimes, it can see more than the human eye when put close up to something. This cinematography video should help you make interesting shots as well as get really good extreme close-ups.
Here are 5 great little tips for anyone who has a camcorder. Cheap too, less than $10 for all 5! Have fun making videos!
One of the biggest under-the-hood changes in Android 5.0 is a new, robust Camera API. When Lollipop makes its official debut, this API will allow developers to hook into your phone's camera sensor like never before. Developer Chih-Mao Chen has already started taking advantage ...more
Right out of the box, iPhone is incredibly easy to use. If you want to get the most out of every feature, you’ve come to the right place. This video tutorial straight from Apple will teach you how to shoot and share video on the Apple iPhone 3G. The iPhone redefines what a mob ...more
In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to get the most out of a DSLR like the Canon 7D, T2i (550D) or 5D Mark II when shooting video.
This tutorial shows you how to make a professional looking video. Specifically: panning, tilting, zolly effect, dynamic dutch angle, and proper handheld technique. -Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. (You have a lot less balance when your feet are close together.) -Yo ...more
Professional quality, high definition video cameras are now getting within the grasp of independent film makers, and this tutorial shows you how you can use the Flip camera, or other small HD cameras, to shoot your own high quality projects.
Last week I had a quick look at V.I.K.T.O.R, the anthropomorphized automated editing app that lives on your iPhone, and today it’s time to put it to work. There’s a powerful idea at the center of V.I.K.T.O.R. Our mobile devices make it absurdly easy to shoot high quality vide ...more
Capture video with your Desire HD and share it on Flickr, YouTube and Facebook! See how with this quick, official guide from HTC. Whether you're entirely new to the HTC Desire HD Google Android cell phone, interested in picking one up, or just out to learn a few new tips and ...more
This guide goes over the basics of 3D video recording and the mechanics behind it before delving into something a little more specific. The host discusses how to build a rig that allows for adjustments to be easily made to the interaxial distance and convergence of the two cam ...more
Have you ever found your video images over-exposed? Or under-exposed? In this tutorial, Israel Hyman, an Arizona-based videographer, covers the three main camera tools which help you get a proper exposure: Shutter Speed, F-Stop, and Sensitivity.
Israel Hyman is a weekend videographer headquartered in Mesa, Arizona. Here he demonstrates “The Rule of Thirds” to help you make your own home videos look better. The Rule of Thirds is a principle of cinematography that can make all your imagery look better, whether you’re wo ...more
Not sure what F-Stop is? Israel Hyman's tutorial goes over the details of what an F-Stop is and how it works. This will also answer some questions you may have regarding both exposure and depth-of-field.
One challenge in shooting miniDV video is capturing good color. 3-chip cameras are way better than 1-chip cameras but they are also more expensive. No matter what type you have, remember lighting is still important. In this video Israel Hyman shows you how to capture better co ...more
In this video podcast episode, Izzy describes hard and soft light and how it affects shadows. He also demonstrates how to soften sunlight when shooting videos.
If you're about to shoot your first wedding, don't be unprepared. A wedding is a very important and special time for those soon-to-be mates, and you don't want to be responsible for ruining that precious memory. So, know you're stuff before jumping into wedding photography. Th ...more
Technology can move really fast. Just consider the format for which we consume videos and movies, which has transformed from film reels to VHS to DVD to Blu-ray to steaming with nothing physical at all. But for some odd reason—maybe because it strikes a nostalgic chord or it's ...more
Smartphone manufacturers strive to craft the most powerful cameras they can, but are limited to using hardware that will conform to small form factors. In most cases, the cameras end up fairly underwhelming, unless we're talking about the 41-megapixel shooter in the Nokia Lumi ...more
If you've seen any videos of aurora borealis, star trails, or a solar eclipse, then you're probably well familiar with time-lapse photography. Whether it's a beautiful moving landscape or a deadly natural disaster, time-lapses show us what would otherwise be hour-long recordin ...more
Learn the basics of shooting videos in this video. This funny and informative video from Vimeo's excellent Video 101 series of tutorials demonstrates the importance of things like always carrying extra batteries, holding on to the subject for at least 5 seconds, using the rule ...more
DSLRs are great for shooting stunning, high-definition video. What they're not great for is recording (or monitoring) sound. This video from Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo will teach you how to tackle sound recording when shooting a movie with a DSLR like the Canon T2i, 7 ...more
Interested in editing footage shot on a Canon DSLR in FCP Studio? You've come to the right place. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its v ...more
Kipkay's ingenuity is enough to amaze us all, especially all of you indie filmmakers. These five tips for aspiring filmmakers will help you keep your sanity and avoid frustrating times. Have you ever got stuck in the rain while shooting? Have your recorder tapes ever gotten di ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to capture audio when shooting video. First, you will need to choose the location and survey the environment. Make sure you can control the noise outside. You will also need to close the gap between what you are recording and where the microphone ...more
It's very hard to capture a sunrise on camera. Yes, you can get a general feeling from a single shot: the hazy, blue-orange rays of light peeking through the clouds in a sunrise or the crimson red streaks of sun dappling darkening skies in a sunset. But to truly capture a suns ...more
Jennifer gives Melissa, a beginning videographer, some pointers on shooting better hand-held footage.
Heya All, I have a new video on my YouTube channel and this time its a music video I shot / edited for Cape Town based band, Cold Hand Chemistry. Please check it out and let me know what you think. Cheerioz! Ruan Twitter: @ruanlotter
Thanks to TV.com for pointing out how cool a video from an incredibily uncool band can be! "Hanson has a new song and the band's creative director, Paul Lawson, has done something clever that will interest photographers and film-makers alike. The video has been shot on the C ...more
See the low cost fluorescent lights Bill Myers uses when shooting video, and how to quickly set your camcorder to get perfect color under these lights. Find more videos and more info like this at my site at http://www.bmyers.com
Low angle shots are a great way to evoke a sense of panic in movies, but if you're trying to get good quality shots from ground level with just your hands, then it's not going to work. The video footage will be all shaky, unless that's another look you're wanting to achieve in ...more
The video producer in this instructional lighting video shows the contrast of how to produce a well lit scene. He first makes a cut out of a piece of foam board, then mounts it, placing it just so. He then position the lighting at an angle that appeals to the viewers and compl ...more
This is an absolutely fundamental concept and is important to development as a filmmaker. It's a really simple pice of shorthand that cinematographers and gaffers use to keep track of lighting setups across different shooting days. It's called a lighting ratio or a contrast ra ...more
This tutorial shows you how to set up a very stylized shot that's ideal for shooting music videos. Choose and set up the right kinds of lighting setups, and then make sure you get just the right camera angle for your project.
Many professional videographers record their audio separate from their video. This tutorial shows you the best equipment to make your finished clips and film as professional as possible. Make sure you have a post production program like Final Cut Pro which will allow you to sy ...more
Issac explains what different shot types are: from the establishing shot to the extreme close up, and how they can be used to enhance your videos.
Sound is an important element in any video. But what is the essential sound equipment, and how do you use it? Israel Hyman goes over his equipment (and other pieces) and describes the different components, how to get them and how they work.
Shot by graffiti writer omsk167 in Berlin.
WITH CANON T2i and new lense,,,some color changes in FCP X.. feed back is needed
In this illuminating episode of the Shirtless Apprentice, Matt walks you step by shirtless step through the three point lighting technique as he explains the relationship between the key light, fill light, and how to give your subject some pop with an overhead backlight.
Mike and Rajo from the SubStream's "Film Lab" have some tips regarding production, specifically... cinematography and gaffing. Discover Lighting Basics for filmmaking. The eyes are the windows to the soul... so leave a light on, or people will think there's no-one home. Learn ...more
Anthony and Ian of Smosh, and Logitech, provide you with some simple tips on how to best light your webcam video shoot. Just don't get caught with your pants down ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to build a green screen. The materials required for this project are: two 10 ft long PVC pipes, measuring tape, saw, duct tape and pipe elbows and couplings. Begin by marking the two PVC pipes with 6 ft on one side and 4ft on the other ...more
You knew it was coming - and it's finally here. After 2.5+ months, my solo build aka : "Zeppelin City One" is complete. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but this thing is large enough for a video. Special thanks to Pmag and Ping for helping throw switches and set day ...more
Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more
Store-bought fake blood isn't too expensive, but the consistency and color are always the same. Real blood varies, from bright red when oxygenated (arterial blood) to deep, dark red when deoxygenated (venous blood), and it can be either thick or thin. So to achieve the best sp ...more
It's December 11th. Only 14 days left until Christmas. But today is something more than just a countdown date for the quintessential holiday—it's Angry Birds Day, which marks the one-year anniversary of the popular mobile video game. Today, Angry Birds fans around the world w ...more
If you've been following the news lately, you've probably heard of the word "vitriol" being used as a political weapon, with people like celebrity left-winger Jane Fonda blaming conservatives like Sarah Palin for "vitriolic" attacks on Democrats and the "violence-provoking rhe ...more
If you're looking to acquire the newest iPod model or latest Xbox without breaking the bank, your first stop would probably be eBay, maybe even the Amazon Marketplace, or any of the other reputable online marketplaces and auction sites. But you probably haven't hit up the penn ...more