Here at DIYP HQ, we are using a teleprompter to cut down on takes and have a more streamlined “talking head”. Using a prompter has significantly improved our workflow and cut down on recording and editing times. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to add a remote control to almost any tablet prompter software which will streamline your workflow even more.
Neck mics have been around for as long as I can remember. You see them being used on movie sets, TV studios, and with on-location crews. And why not? They offer great sound quality and are not too conspicuous. A few years back Rode introduced the GO system, a mini wireless neck mic, that is a full solution – a microphone and transmitter in one small box, and a receiver in another small box. While it is not as hidden as your usual lav, it is super quick to use, and there is less hustle putting it up.
Since then, Rode came up with a second iteration for their popular Rode Go, the Rode Go II, and now Godox are entering the arena with their own solution, the Godox Movelink M2. Both systems share basic functionality and form-factor, but which is the right one for you?
Some of the most Iconic shots were taken with a Hasselblad (or Hassy as its fans call it). The album cover for The Beatless’ Abbey Road and the iconic Apollo 11 photo of Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon (shot by Neil Armstrong) are a few photos that almost everyone knows. On the flip side of this, a current Hussy would cost upwards of $30,000. And this is for the body only. A Fujifilm GFX 100S, also about 100MP, will set you back ‘only’ $6,000. So why are people willing to invest so much in a Hasselblad-made camera?
If you have a bunch of old analog cameras that you want to use, you may be interested in this Raspberry PI project from befinitiv. According to befinitiv, the module is capable of mimicking a modern digital camera, so you’ll have “everything that you expect from a digital camera nowadays [it] can do video, it can do a stream-video over wi-fi and store things on an SD card.” Obviously, I got drawn in, and I was quite impressed.
Photographer Adam Sherez found a Mavic Air 2 while shooting in Jerusalem. The drone was in one piece and looked quite new. With a price tag of $799, Adam was sure that someone is having a terrible day now, missing a drone. Here is the problem, the drone had no contact details to contact the owner. Adam posted a photo of the drone in the relevant groups, but nothing came up.
Everyone likes a great deal and here at DIYP, we are no different. We partnered with the great folks at 5DayDeal to bring you a stellar package valued at over $4,000 for only $157. That’s about 95 percent savings.
Technically, almost any of the products in the package are typically sold for over $160, so even if you just found one good product, you are already at a profit here.
About a month ago, Vivo announced the international version of their X60 series. The X60PRO+is a flagship-level phone, and while pricing wasn’t known at the time of the shooting, you can find it for $1,099.99 on Amazon.
All the press materials boast about the camera capabilities. So naturally, I compared it to a modern DSLR – the Sony A7III.
It was not so long ago that I was traveling quite a bit, and as such, I needed portable solutions for my workflow. The Wimaxit M1400CT monitor has the right mix of size, weight, and features to make it into my trolly when travel returns. And for a price that will not break your wallet – $189.88.
Let’s dive into this piece of gear and see how it performs.
OK, I lied. These posing tips are relevant for posing models as well.
When you shoot “ordinary people,” they are not always aware what which post highlights their best features—things like the shape of the face, long noses, big ears, and so on. Experienced models will usually know how to pose to look at their best, but for the rest of us, here we go.
Photographer Jerry Ghionis shares a few posing tips for shooting people, focusing on non-models. Of course, we can always go into photoshop and liquify our models to perfection, but Jerry shares how to make people look goon in-camera.
About a week ago, Tiktok came up with a challenge to empower people and make them feel sexy. It’s called the Tiktok Silhouette Challenge, and the idea is to shoot a video of yourself to the sound of a Paul Anka “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” mashup with Doja Cat’s “Streets.”
The “trick” is that the video starts pretty trivial. But as the music transitions, you merge a second video. That video has a filter that changes your appearance into a silhouette. Hopefully, where you can feel more comfortable wearing sexy clothes, lingerie, or even pose nude.
Sadly, this has gone terribly wrong as “The Internet” found a way to remove the red filter, and thereby show things that Tiktokers never meant to expose.