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!
Shoot B-roll Footage
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
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
Jennifer gives Melissa, a beginning videographer, some pointers on shooting better hand-held footage.
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
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
Update: New Trailer (7/9/10) In July of 2008, Fawaz Al-Matrouk, director of "To Rest In Peace", brought me on to shoot his USC graduate thesis film. Two years, 3 cameras, and over 15,000 miles later, the film is in its last week of post, having completed our final color correc ...more
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
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
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
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.
Pulp heroism rules! And everyone's favorite masked vigilante hits the big screen tomorrow night, thanks to fantastical filmmaker Michel Gondry and his new superhero movie, The Green Hornet. The Green Hornet (2011) Trailer. Seth Rogen tackles the comedic role of Britt Reid, aka ...more
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
If you have ever wondered about the functionality of slating during a film shoot, what a shooting script or line script is and how to keep a shot log, then this may be the perfect video tutorial for you, in two parts. We’ll walk through some quick tips and tricks for getting ...more
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
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
Matt Zoller Seitz from Salon.com 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
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.
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 shoot craps and roll those dice like the pros.
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.
It doesn't matter what type of weather it is outside when you shoot your film footage. Why not? Because you have After Effects! In this After Effects tutorial you will learn how to add precipitation and raindrop effects to your footage. Make it snow, rain and more with this Af ...more
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
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
Since the launch of Edit on a Dime several weeks ago, I’ve been putting a variety of automatic video editing apps though their paces. One of the first tested was Magisto, a web-based app that’s directly accessed through YouTube, which I enjoyed, but found some obvious problems ...more
Watch this tutorial to learn how to transform a toilet roll to the sling toy. You'll need a toilet paper roll, tape, scissors and a balloon. You can shoot anything out of this simple gun.
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
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
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
Turn your digital footage into something that looks more like film! Set your frame rate to 24 and shoot with a low depth of field to mimic the look of a film camera. Also make sure you pick the right aspect ratio, resolution and use a tripod!
Decided after you filmed it that your footage shot in 60p would actually look better as a slow motion shot? Fortunately, you don't have to shoot anything over again - you can just use Adobe After Effects to slow it all down.
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.
Matt, the Shirtless Apprentice, gives us some quick tips on how to sync timecode for multi-camera footage. He shows you how to sync multi-camera footage using cameras that support free run and cameras that don't.
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.
Word's been out that there will be a new app coming from the people who brought us Hipstamatic. Well now, those rumours have been confirmed as Synthetic, the developers of Hipstamatic, have just announced a new social sharing app in the form of a disposable camera called D-Ser ...more
Deep in their heart of hearts, most Americans dream of having their car festooned with missile launchers and machine guns. Anyone who cuts them off or looks at them funny in traffic could be dispensed with quick and extreme justice, leaving a real-life James Bond and his passe ...more
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
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
The iPhone has come a long way in its ten-year lifespan, but one thing still missing from the core user experience is native split-screen support. Sure, the displays on iPhones aren't nearly as large as an iPad's screen — which does offer "Split View" mode out of the box — but ...more
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
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
Videos are great for catching fleeting moments, and photos are insanely easy to share with anyone, but how can you get the best of both worlds? Apple includes an easy way to take snapshots while you're in the middle of recording video, but that's just too much work for me. I' ...more
Instagram Stories is one of the most flexible ways to share creative and original content with your followers. It allows you to alter text, markup images, and add cool graphics and stickers, along with other fun ways of expressing yourself. The way you can use Stories goes be ...more
Now that you've updated your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to iOS 8, there's a lot of cool new things to explore. If you felt a little overwhelmed from all of the detailed information available in our Coolest Hidden Features of iOS 8 post, then I've got a simple breakdown of all ...more
This tutorial shows you an easy technique you can use to make your footage look like you've shot it using a Steadicam... even if you don't actually own one! All you'll need is a steady tripod and some open space.
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.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the hand rollover to cure a hook shot in golf. A reason why people hit hook shots is because when they come to impact, they roll their hands too early and too much. Therefore closing the club face and causing the ball to go left ...more
The clock is tickin'... Time to get those Jackass 3D Prank Contest entries in. And to remind you of what's at stake, here's an exclusive sneak preview from the upcoming Jackass 3D, straight from the source. Previously, Pssst. Win a Jackass Prank Day With Knoxville and Crew, Co ...more
This short film was shot entirely on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR. It's called The Last 3 Minutes and was directed by Po Chan, and shot by cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC. The main character is a janitor, whose life is kind of mundane. At least, that's what it seems like, ...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 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
Time-lapse photography used to require expensive and dedicated equipment, but in today's futuristic world, we now have easy access to universal machines like the iPhone, which are pretty much tricorders. Reel Moments is a time-lapse app for the iPhone from Nexvio. It’s a ‘pic ...more
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
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
Looking for another Angry Birds fix? Well, drop the lame birds and pick up the zombies—Stupid Zombies, that is. You'd think that killing "stupid" undead beings would be easier than knocking off a few "angry" vertebrates, but it's actually more challenging—and more fun! Who wou ...more
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
Now that the iPhone 4 is on Verizon, there's an increasing number of ex-Android users wanting to know how to take a screenshot on their new iOS device. We all know what a nightmare it was to take a screenshot on your Android device. You had to download the Android SDK, enable ...more
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
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
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