Shoot B-roll Footage

How To : Shoot b-roll footage

In this episode of The Shirtless Apprentice, Matt is on location to discuss some more tips for shooting internet video, specifically directed towards capturing B-Roll. Take a look at our links section for more shooting tips!

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

Vidify : The Best Automatic Video Editor App for the iPhone

There’s a race on to see who'll be the Instagram of moving pictures. This makes sense, since many of our phones are clogged with video that, so far, no one is going to see. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a simple app that could take our video content, edit it for us, and t ...more

News : Build Tanks or Potty Train Cats?

You decide who wins the 2008 WonderHowTo Oddball Award!! Tank Guy or Cat Lady? First watch the Tank Guy! We're a bit partial to David. A Viet Nam veteran from Australia, his earnest devotion won our hearts early on. He's shot hours of footage describing the method of assembl ...more

The Job Board : "Help the future of rock n roll"

The Job Board is a weekly entry of the most ridiculous Cinematography related jobs posted online. DP for Music Video (Los Angeles) Award winning Director and Producer seeks an amazing hard working Director of Photography to shoot a rock music video. Selected candidate will a ...more

How To : Make Your Own Animoji Karaoke Video

Introduced along with the iPhone X, Animoji are animated characters, mostly animals, that are rendered from the user's facial expressions using the device's TrueDepth camera system to track the user's facial movements. The first viral phenomenon to emerge from the launch of t ...more

How To : Correct white balance in Final Cut Pro

In this Final Cut tutorial, Richard Harrington discusses what to do to correct your film when you shoot footage with the wrong white balance setting. This is a common problem if you step outside after shooting inside and you forget to rewhite balance. Richard uses the three wa ...more

How To : Load the Arriflex S 16mm camera properly

The Arriflex S is a high grade, professional quality 16mm camera. It can shoot steady, consistent film footage. This tutorial shows you how to properly load your film into the camera and a few other tips for getting the most out of your equipment.

How To : Create a realistic looking cinema style head shot

In this video, we learn how to create a realistic looking cinema style head shot. First, you will need a cheap toy gun, colored wax, and fake blood to create this. Now, you will need to get some footage of the shooter shooting the gun and flinging fake blood in the persons fak ...more

How To : Make linear tracks on the Technik Skater

Watch this professional cinematography video to learn how to make linear tracks on the P+S Technik SKATER Mini dolly to better utilize and maximize its performance. It's actually extremely fast to get the Skater ready to shoot. Learn how to make straight tracks inward as well ...more

How To : Chroma key green screen video

This video tutorial is in the Fine Art category in which you will learn how to chroma key green screen video. Chroma key is the magical process of making images where the background or any object in your scene can be made transparent so that you can replace it with a different ...more

News : Eulogy for Kodachrome

Matt Zoller Seitz from writes this beautiful ode to Kodachrome. "To shoot a roll of film was to take a leap of faith. The digital evolution has eliminated a lot of uncertainty from the process, and that's probably a net gain -- especially if you're an amateur shutte ...more

How To : Get a 35mm film look with a depth of field adapter

Shoot digital footage to rival film by incorporating a 35mm DoF adapter into your camcorder rig! For detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started shooting footage to rival anything shot on a video-capable DSLR, watch this video guide.

How To : Apply composite levels in Sony Vegas

In this screencast we show how easy it is to apply and use Composite Levels. This can be used when you have used two cameras to shoot some footage and you want to flip from one camera to the other. You might want to do this to show a different angle or to show a close up.

How To : Set up a stable car mount for your camera

One of the problems with car mounts for film cameras is avoiding harmonic vibration and keeping your shot steady. This tutorial shows you how to make your own camera mount that will shoot stable, clear footage as the car drives.

The Job Board : A Doc About Burned DP's

The Job Board is a weekly entry of the most ridiculous Cinematography related jobs posted online. Interviewing DP's for Docu-short (SCV) We are putting together a short documentary about Cinematographers who get jobs on craigslist. we'd like to interview a few people and get ...more

Edit on a Dime : The Week Ahead

Here we are at week three of Edit on a Dime, the community for free and inexpensive apps for video, audio and image editing. It's going to be an interesting week as I've had feedback from the CEOs, I.T. and P.R. departments for most of the apps that have been reviewed so far ...more

News : Travel the Trans-Siberian Railway (From Your Couch)

Dream of traveling the legendary Tran-Siberian railway, but can never quite get a trip together? Well, now you can do it from the comfort of your living room. Google Maps offers a virtual journey of the 5,752 mile trek from Moscow to Vladivostok. Via The Guardian, "The multi ...more

News : Canon's 5D Mark II Invades Hollywood

Since its release three years ago, Canon's EOS 5D Mark II has been the most sought out digital SLR for photographers everywhere. But it's also becoming a favorite amongst cinematographers, thanks to its compact size and high-def video recording mode, seeing action in everythin ...more

How To : Make a one-camera shoot look like multi-cams

It's easy when Jamie-B from Total Recall Films takes an in-depth look at filming and editing techniques you can easily use to make your next film look and feel professional using a well know technique called "tricking the camera" -- and the viewer. Watch to see how to make a o ...more

News : 5D Shot Forest Aerials

Henning Sandström over on Vimeo shot this amazing aerial footage with his handy Canon 5D camera. Not sure if he used a blimp or RC helicopter to shoot.

How To : Edit multicam footage with Final Cut Pro

Matt, the Shirtless Apprentice, follows up his last segment on syncing timecode for a multi-camera shoot with a quick explanation on how to utilize this technique in the edit. Learn how quick and easy multi-camera editing can be when using the multicam function in Final Cut Pro.

Edit on a Dime : Weekly Wrap-Up

We're continuing to deliver editing app tips, tricks and reviews-a-plenty here at Edit on a Dime. Let's look at what we talked about this week: Edit on a Dime: The Week Ahead Magisto: Turn Rambling Video Footage Into a Polished Edit in Only a Few Clicks Snapseed: Can a $5 App ...more

How To : Shoot Professional Movies with Your iPhone

Yesterday we showed you 10 different ways to make the most of your iPhone's front facing camera, but today's app takes shooting video with your iPhone to a professional level. Highly recommended by our resident filmmaker, Mike Goedecke (see his RED ONE camera tutorials here), ...more

How To : Film at Night with Your DSLR

Have you ever tried to film at night with your DLSR in place with no good lightning at all or at places were the lights are flickering? Here its the Solution in 4 simple steps. Always shoot between 1/50 and 1/60 ALWAYS or else the lights will flicker. Never go above 1600 iso ...more

How To : Coffee Beans Still Fresh? Here’s How to Check

Everyone starts their mornings differently, but one common thread amongst the masses tends to be the consumption of coffee, albeit in many different forms—instant, pre-ground, K-Cups, Nespresso, and so on. And I'm sure that we all have our own preferred methods, as well. Don' ...more

Exclusive Footage : Ferris Wheel Nut Shot

Only two weeks left to submit your pranks to the Jackass 3D Prank Contest. Don't miss the chance to pull pranks with Johnny Knoxville himself! To inspire you, a video. Straight from the source.... Never before seen footage: The Ferris Wheel Nut Shot.

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

Shot on 7D : Ruins of Failaka Island, Kuwait

In January of this year, I went to Kuwait with director Fawaz Al-Matrouk to complete photography for the film "To Rest In Peace". We shot the majority of the film in Southern California, duping air force bases, homes, and beaches for authentic Kuwaiti locations. Because travel ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/28 - 01/03)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: A New Year's Eve cell phone phot ...more

How To : Setup your RED ONE project settings & format media

Before you do any shooting on the Red One Camera, you must set up your project settings and format your media with the settings you plan on shooting with. 2K, 3K, or 4K and your FPS must be set or face bad consequences when you go to edit this footage. Thanks to Indie Rentals ...more

News : Jump the Shark!

This prank/stunt pays tribute the original Happy Days episode that started the phrase, "Jump the Shark". The elaborate prank involves setting up a ski ramp to an ocean buoyed caged (a la Happy Days). The shark is a realistic animatronic rental (I looked into it...they do exist ...more

How To : Use Your Shutter, ISO and Aperture

Learn the Basics of Shooting in "Manual" Mode on your DSLR In this first installment of Photography Basics, we will be exploring and explaining the basics of shooting with a DSLR in various shooting modes. This first webisode is intended to familiarize the user with the basic ...more

How To : Create a Trailer in iMovie '11

In this article I am going to show you how to quickly and easily make a professional looking trailer. All you need is the Apple product iMovie '11 and some footage to make the trailer with. You can follow along in the video tutorial or follow the instructions in the text bel ...more

How To : Make a homemade underwater camera enclosure

Check out this PopSci 5-Minute Project. This video gives you the lowdown on how to make your very own homemade underwater camera. Shooting underwater is something every photographer should try out. Unless you have a real underwater camera enclosure or an actual waterproof came ...more

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