by MotionVFX Animate videos or photos and give them a captivating movement Every editor knows the classic vertigo effect used in various box-office hits throughout the decades. It’s an in-camera effect that is not easy to achieve. But now you can create it in seconds directly inside FCPX! mVertigo is a powerful tool you can […]Read more "Free mVertigo FCPX Plugin – Dolly Zoom Effects"
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 ZACH RAMELAN, Premiumbeat Using a car as a portable stabilizer is incredibly useful. From simple setups to complex angles, cars are a great way to diversify your coverage on a budget in outdoor locations. The key thing to remember is that you don’t always need “film gear” to capture a cinematic shot. Most of the […]Read more "Video Tutorial: How to Use a Vehicle as a Dolly System"
by Matti Haapoja Want to capture cinematic camera movement with your gimbal? Here are a few moves you can bust out… In this video below, Matti Haapoja demonstrates a handful of standard camera moves many filmmakers use when shooting with gimbals. We’ll share a few other creative ways you can move your rig for stunning kinetic […]Read more "MOST CINEMATIC GIMBAL MOVES + TIPS"
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"
by ShooTools AutoPan is a smart Electronic Device, fully programmable that WORKS with ANY SLIDER IN THE MARKET. It has got an internal motor and a rechargeable battery that pan your camera in 4 different modes. bit.ly/AutoPanShooTools UNIVERSALITY it is the first electronic AutoPan that can be used universally on any Slider/Dolly Length and Brand, […]Read more "AutoPan – The First Universal Panning Tool"
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"
January 28, 2014 by Robert Hardy, nofilmschool The dolly zoom, also referred to as the Vertigo effect or a Zolly shot, is a technique wherein the camera is dollied either forward or backward while the zoom on the lens is pulled in the opposite direction. When timed correctly, the effect of this technique is […]Read more "Everything You Need to Know About the Dolly Zoom"
April 9, 2013 by Vincent Laforet My first memories from my childhood involve the dream of flight. I imagine that I’m far from alone when it comes to having been terribly addicted to bolting down a hall as a child, my arms spread out like wings, and feeling the rush of gravity as I accelerated […]Read more "MōVI – a revolutionary handheld stabilized “Game Changer”"
June 10, 2012 All week we’ll be featuring articles for the frugal yet versatile video enthusiast. Yes– I, too, am faint at heart when it comes to my wallet hoping to save for that better camera, that better lighting kit, that awesome software package….the list goes on and on. I hope to save us some […]Read more "DIY Week on The GLJ Media Vlog!"