Video

Good Video needs Great Light Want to make professional looking videos?  Great lighting is a key element!  So, join me as I share the secrets and techniques of the Pros, that you can easily do in your own projects! Getting Started with Lighting Before we look into the type of lights, let’s learn a little bit about how light works.  Light is a complex thing that is both a particle and a wave from the view of physics.  Simply, this means that light moves in a straight line unless otherwise […]

Video Basics - Shooting Video with a DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

Manufacturers make a big deal about having video support in their newer DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras, but the uptake remains pretty low. Many folks use action cameras and smartphones for video regularly because they are incredibly easy to use. Let’s take a look at how to get started shooting video with your camera instead; you’ll be happier with the quality and surprised at how easy it is.

Video Tripod - Yoke

While much of what we see on YouTube is shot handheld, except for “shaky-cam” effects in movies and TV, most video shots are done from a tripod.  A good video tripod has some very specific functionality that is not found in tripods for still work.  And, like a great stills tripod, a great video tripod will last for years and years. When choosing a video tripod, here are some things to consider: The Head The biggest demand of a good video tripod kit is a great head designed for video.  Video […]