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The Basics of Three Point Lighting

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Key Light? Fill Light? Hair Light?  If these terms do not ring a bell you are going to want to stop what you are doing and hit play.  If you are lighting interviews and other indoor scenes, using the classic 3 point l...

Vincent Laforet & Chase Jarvis on DSLR Filmmaking Basics

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In this course, first-time filmmakers and photographers making the transition into video will be introduced to many of the core building blocks necessary to make their first short films.

Lighting Video on A Budget

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This entertaining episode of Weapons of Mass Production offers some insights on budget lighting.  Kevin and John cover incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, and cheap work lights from the hardware hardware store to ligh...

Basic Camera Movement on a Slider: Cinevate DSLR Series for Beginners

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This is a video geared toward beginners explaining the basic camera movements (mainly with a slider)  and how to use them to achieve the look you want. You will see how using a camera slider can elevate your video con...

Job Titles & Roles in Film Production

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Ryan Connoly at Film Riot offers a broad overview of the positions and roles in a typical film production.

Introduction to DSLR Cameras by Vimeo Video School

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New to shooting with a DSLR? Maybe you're thinking about getting one? This is the first in a series of entertaining videos by Phillip Bloom and Andrea Allen of Vimeo, teaching you the differences between DSLR cameras ...

How to Choose and Use a Shoulder Rig

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A shoulder rig can help stabilize your hand-held footage.  This video showcases the "Cinemacanix Pro Rig" and offers a great overview how to use a shoulder rig for your DSLR or video camera. To view more video tuto...