Low-angle

How To : Shoot low-angle footage

This how-to video offers some pointers on how to take footage from a low angle. This technique captures a unique perspective neglected by traditional methods of film-making. The principle is simple, flip the camera and go. Check out this video lesson and learn how to shoot low ...more

How To : Big wall climb with a basic jumaring technique

This is part of the 'How To Big Wall Book' series on rock climbing. In this segment Chris McNamara demonstrates basic jumaring technique for rock climbing overhang or low angle terrain. This technique for over hanging terrain called jumaring is to reduce arm strain and ascendi ...more

How To : Use camera angles for more than just a cool shot

Camera angles can be expressed in both physical and psychological terms. The first episode presents the physical angles: low-angle, high-angle, and dutch angle. The second video, instead of being literal (low-angle, camera tilt, etc...), we'll be talking theoretically (what a ...more

How To : Do a prosthetic skin tear effect

Conner is going to show us how to make a prosthetic skin tearing special effect for use in movies. First you need to get some liquid latex, some coagulated blood, and a paint brush. First paint a layer of liquid latex on the area that you want to have the tear away skin. Once ...more

How To : Make a dramatic film

This tutorial covers some of the basics of dramatic filmmaking. A drama is a film that is character-driven, using the characters' emotional responses to situations to move the story along. Epic and historical dramas put their characters in historical events. Crime dramas are s ...more

How To : Use a machete modified with a "scandi" edge

On this video from Bushcraft Machete, he explains the purpose of a scandi edge and how to use it. He uses the machete as a planer, stripping the bark from a log by holding the machete almost flat against the log and tapping the back of the blade with a stick. He explains that ...more

How To : Shoot a moving shot at a camera low angle

Trying to get that perfect ground shot done, but just can't seem to make it work? This is the tutorial for you! This video covers a few techniques any cinematographer can use to pull off a stunning movie shot with a low camera angle.

How To : Use hand planes

Hand planes are the epitome of fine woodworking. Extreme woodworkers use them, and serious collectors collect them. Planes come in a wide variety of sizes, styles and designs for specific woodworking purposes. Planes are available made entirely of metal, or made of wood with m ...more

How To : Understand basic video tricks

Understand basic video tricks. A great way to prop up your camcorder when you don't have a tripod and you want a low angle shot from the ground is to use a rubber doorstop. It stays put and you can move it up and back to set the shot higher or lower. A pair of pantyhose is a ...more

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