by Michael Zhang, PetaPixel Want some cheap and simple do-it-yourself photo equipment? Check out the IKEA store near you. In addition to being affordable options for home items, a number of IKEA products can also be re-purposed for your next photo shoot. French photography website Shootr.fr recently published the above 2.5-minute video that shares 6 […]Read more "6 Creative IKEA Product Video/Photography Hacks"
by petapixel.com If you do a lot of basic product photography, you might want to check out this video. In it, you’ll learn how to build and operate your own 360° product photography turntable, and it’ll only cost you about 15 or 20 bucks. The surprisingly comprehensive tutorial was created by Jordan Carrasquillo of New […]Read more "Build a DIY Turntable for 360° Product Video/Photography"
By Logan Baker, Premiumbeat Today’s top mirrorless and DSLR cameras may seem daunting at first, but with a little help from the pros, you’ll quickly learn the ins and outs of these fantastic cameras. One of the challenges we face as filmmakers and videographers is learning how to use a new camera. With the hundreds […]Read more "The Best Tutorials for Learning Your Mirrorless or DSLR Camera"
By Dick Reizner, digitalVideo Case Stopper The large cases in which we transport most of our equipment can serve double duty as stands during a show. But because they are on wheels, they sometimes move when we don’t want them to. Lighting director Tim Armstrong of Ben Lomond, Calif., solves that one by wrapping the […]Read more "The Creative Network’s Tips to Clip"
by Chris Baum, Aviation Safety Consultant So You Just Got A New Drone? Operation of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) comes under the general jurisdiction of the Federal Aviation Administration, and there may be additional state and local rules that apply. The UAS pilot is responsible for knowing, understanding and following ALL those rules. Among […]Read more "So You Just Got A New Drone for the Holidays?"
by V Renée, nofilmschool.com You don’t need to drop a ton of cash on a camera stabilizer to get smooth shots. Gimbals, monopods, and other camera stabilizers can help you shoot beautiful images, but many of them are hundreds, even thousands of dollars. If you’re a no-budget filmmaker, there are plenty of ways to stabilize […]Read more "Dirt Cheap DIY Ways to Stabilize Your Camera"
By Tony Gomez Every filmmaker is different no matter how much experience they have or don’t have. However, every filmmaker could always use some help being better prepared and making their shots more effective. Here are 6 cheap add-ons to your production gear before your next shoot: 1. Have a Mini Camera Tripod […]Read more "6 Cheap Add-Ons For Your Video Gear"