How to Make a Video Shoot

How To : Shoot video in the snow

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.

How To : Take pictures and shoot video with a Samsung Galaxy Tab

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.

How To : Shoot HD video on a Canon EOS 7D DSLR camera

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

How To : Shoot underwater video

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!

News : Canon 7D Jerry-Rigged to Shoot Pinhole Video

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

How To : Shoot Macro Video

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.

How To : Shoot and share video on the Apple iPhone 3G

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

How To : Shoot great-looking video with a DSLR

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.

How To : Shoot good handheld 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

How To : Shoot high definition video with a Flip camera

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.

How To : Use exposure when shooting videos

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.

How To : Apply "The Rule of Thirds" when shooting videos

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

How To : Use F-Stop when shooting videos

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.

How To : Capture better color when shooting videos

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

How To : Shoot Retro-Style VHS Videos on Your Phone

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

How To : Shoot like a pro as a newcomer to digital video

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

How To : Capture audio when shooting video

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

How To : Shoot sunrise or sunsets on video

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

News : Music Video shot on 5D

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

SHOT ON 7D : Hanson music video "Thinking Bout Somthin"

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

How To : Improve your video quality by lighting each shot

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

How To : Use lighting ratios for film and video shoots

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

How To : Use sound equipment when shooting video

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.

How To : Set up three point lighting for shooting video

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.

How To : Set up eye lights when shooting a film/video

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

How To : Build your own green screen

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

Portland : Zeppelin City One

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

News : 3 Ultra-Cheap DIY Macro Photography Hacks

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

How To : Make Realistic-Looking Fake Blood

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

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