by Jo Light There are some basic tools that every filmmaker needs, whether you’re working on a big Hollywood production or a small indie film. And in most cases, you’ll be able to find them in a basic hardware store at a cheap price. Indy Mogul interviewed their site co-founder and famous do-it-yourselfer Erik Beck to get his […]Read more "All DIY filmmakers should think about adding these important (and usually affordable) tools to their kits"
by V. Renee, nofilmschool And no, the drill isn’t quite used for what you think it’s used for… Want to make your smartphone footage more creative than ever? Well you don’t need an expensive camera rig to do it! To get crazy rotating shots, all you need is a drill, a wooden block, some tape […]Read more "Build This DIY Rotating Camera Rig"
by V. Renee, nofilmschool If you need an emergency dolly for your smartphone camera, this DIY hack is as easy as pie… Want to know how to make your own DIY camera dolly to add dynamic and cinematic movements to your shots? In this video, COOPH shows you how to do it with just a […]Read more "DIY Pizza Dolly"
By Logan Baker, Premiumbeat Here are 5 ways to boost the production value of your video shots on a DIY budget. One of the most valuable online resources for filmmakers and video producers is Ryan Connolly’s YouTube channel and production juggernaut, Film Riot. Film Riot provides actionable content on filmmaking questions, techniques, and gear recommendations. One of […]Read more "5 DIY Tips for Your Next Shoot"
By Logan Baker, Premiumbeat Here are 5 ways to boost the production value of your video shots on a DIY budget. One of the most valuable online resources for filmmakers and video producers is Ryan Connolly’s YouTube channel and production juggernaut, Film Riot. Film Riot provides actionable content on filmmaking questions, techniques, and gear recommendations. One of […]Read more "DIY Tips for Your Next Shoot"
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 | Shutterstock Save money, time, and frustration with these simple DIY tips and hacks for filmmakers. One of the best aspects of filmmaking is the lack of rules. There’s no set way to do things. Just take a look at some of these DIY filmmaking hacks and tricks from other filmmakers who have discovered […]Read more "Filmmaking Hacks Every DIY Filmmaker Should Know"
January 13, 2015 by V. Renee of nofilmschool.com Camera movement is one of those aspects of filmmaking that, if done well, can make your film look like a million bucks. If you’re on a tight budget, however, you’re probably not going to be able to drop the necessary cash on pricey sliders, dollies, jibs, etc., but that […]Read more "Get Pro Quality Camera Moves with These Household DIY Dolly Hacks"
May 2, 2013 by Austin Lindsay Here’s a DIY DSLR Camera Slider I made for under 9 dollars with parts I picked up from the Home Depot. I got the main idea from Film Riot’s idea, then tweaked it to need less tools for assembly. Here’s Film Riot’s Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR_-R2… Much of it is explained […]Read more "DIY DSLR Camera Slider Under $8"