Basic Video Lighting Tips

Cameras are exciting, which is why we spend all our money on them, but unfortunately it’s only once you’ve depleted your bank account you realise you should have bought some lights too… Video lighting isn’t cheap, good lighting anyway; Quasar, Aputure, Kino, they will all set you back a couple of hundred easily. But there

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How to Shoot for the Edit

It doesn’t matter whether you are a corporate, narrative or documentary filmmaker, knowing how to shoot for the edit is a vital skill in streamlining your work process and saving your hair from falling out. Storytelling is most prominent in editing; the ability to pull a narrative together or draw out emotion comes mainly through

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Lighting Videos On a Budget

One of the key factors separating poor quality video content and professional-looking film is the difference made by lighting. A well composed frame can be totally transformed by a well placed catch light in your subject’s eyes, or by placing a practical light source in the background to fill out shadows and add depth to

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5 Tips for Spotting Vintage Lens Bargains!

Buying your first swappable-lens-system camera is an expensive enough decision without factoring in the cost of a good set of glass. Then come the next head scratchers; primes or zooms? Stills lenses or film lenses? And do you really have to buy them from the same manufacturer as your camera? One method of building up

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