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Chinese paper lanterns, or China balls, are great low-budget tools for getting beautiful, soft light. What makes China balls unique is their ability to throw a soft, diffused light in almost all directions. This omnidirectional light makes them suitable for a wide range of lighting applications. For example, you can hang a China ball or series of China balls from a ceiling to increase a room’s... READ MORE
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Many people in the video-editing community are asking what the radically redesigned new Mac Pro means for them. They hear it has two AMD FirePro Graphics cards and can drive up to three 4K monitors, or that it has six Thunderbolt 2 ports and PCIe SSD internal storage. But with all that, they’re still left wondering, is... READ MORE
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In the following video, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, discusses accessories and shares tips that help you get the most out of your DSLR for outdoor event videography work. McCormick explores using variable neutral density filters to maintain shallow depth of field in bright conditions, the benefits of lenses with de-clicked aperture rings, image stabilization, and using zoom lenses to get close... READ MORE
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The big story in video production for the past five years has been shooting HD video on DSLR cameras; however, in 2013 there is something even hotter—shooting aerial footage with affordable multi-rotor aircraft. In this post, we take a look at three incredible videos that were shot with drones, and... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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While the GoPro HERO action camera is an amazing tool for capturing high-speed sports and stunts, it also has the uncanny ability to transform seemingly mundane activities into striking visual marvels. Here's a collection of... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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In the following video, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, discusses three underwater camera housings and her experiences using them to shoot photos and movies beneath the surface. The video covers the Ikelite housing for the Sony RX-100, the Nikon WP-N1 housing for the Nikon 1 J1 or J2 with 10-30mm VR lens, and the  EWA-Marine U-A Underwater Housing for virtually any autofocusing DSLR camera.

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1 year ago
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Watch and listen as Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, discusses what makes cinema lenses different from other lenses and why they make a great choice for video work. Using the Samyang 24mm T1.5 and Rokinon 85mm T1.5 as examples, McCormick explores the optical and mechanical construction of cinema lenses, including manual control, increased focus throw, and follow focus gearing.

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1 year ago
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Besides boating, kayaking, skiing, surfing and skydiving, the GoPro HERO3 is also popular for capturing footage while scuba diving. This tiny camera has revolutionized the way people shoot video when participating in action sports.... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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It can be very beneficial to utilize a camera support system when shooting video with a DSLR; however, it can be challenging to figure out what equipment to buy, and how elaborate of a rig you need. We spoke to Duy Linh Tu about the compact rig that he uses for shooting documentaries with his Canon 5D Mark III, how his rig has gotten smaller as it has evolved, and his approach of recording audio directly into the camera.

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1 year ago
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As a professional travel photographer with nearly four decades of experience under my belt, I never thought that I’d be interested in capturing my travels in video. But when HD video became part of my DSLR’s feature list and I began to realize the awesome storytelling potential of the moving image, I was hooked. The way I see it, the still image was great for the printed page, but most of us are... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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In this tutorial, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, takes you through the basic steps of lighting a green screen properly. Green-screen production is great for special-effects work or when you need to shoot a subject against a variable background.

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1 year ago
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Most video seminars focus on the gear when talking about the DSLR as a movie-making tool, but few provide a case study, showing by example, how to take an idea, create a project and monetize it.

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1 year ago
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There is a first time for everything, and if you have your mind set on producing a wedding video, you will encounter plenty of “firsts” within that initial wedding weekend. There is a first kiss, a first dance and a first slice of cake. Where will you have your cameras set up for each of these memorable moments? Will you need lights for every shot?  How will you manage the audio? When the bride... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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DSLRs can produce amazing photos and video… but how about compelling video created from hundreds of still images? In this seminar, you can learn how to create dynamic time-lapse video and use photographic techniques to achieve amazing dynamic range and super-high resolution.

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1 year ago
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Event videography is a booming trade, and as a result, this line of work offers great opportunities for beginners to acquire their first professional experiences. Of course, weddings are an especially idiosyncratic type of event and as such, they can be uniquely challenging, even for seasoned pros. Most people are familiar with the basic wedding formula, but when it comes to refining your “... READ MORE
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1 year ago

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