We all know that photography is not a cheap hobby. But hey, just because the gear is expensive, it doesn’t have to be that expensive. There are some tips and tricks that will save you tons of money when buying gear, and Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter will show you as many as ten of them in his latest video.
The Blackmagic Atem Mini (and Atem Mini Pro and Atem Mini Pro ISO) have quickly become very popular tools for multicam live streaming. They allow you to feed in up to four cameras and a separate dedicated audio stream with an easy ability to switch between them in real-time while offering a lot of features typically only found in much higher-end systems.
But it can be a pain to keep setting up and tearing down if you’re not using it in a permanent location. Caleb Pike has solved this issue by creating what is essentially a whole multicam streaming solution in a box with everything self-contained inside a little Pelican case. In this video, he shows us how he made it.
If you use a Sony camera for video work, you may not really like the colors that it produces. Luckily, there are ways to fix it and make those skin tones look natural. Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter shares some tips and his picture profile settings to help you nail those colors the next time you shoot a video with your Sony.
It seems that retro-looking music videos and even short clips on Instagram have been all the rage lately. Sure, you can add a filter to make them look as if they were taken with a VHS camcorder, but as Caleb Pike puts it: “we ALL know it’s not really the same thing.” If you want the real deal, you can still shoot with a 1980s camcorder in 2020. In this video, Caleb will show you how to do it. He will even show you how to pimp it to add a few modern features while keeping the vintage feel in the footage itself.
We all run into issues during the course of our shoots, whether they be for photos or video. We pick up little tricks here and there to help us with our future workflow going forward. Caleb Pike is no exception, and in this video, he tells us his top ten “hacks” to help make his life a little easier when shooting video.
When Rode released the Wireless GO microphones, they probably didn’t anticipate just how quickly it would grow in popularity or the number of ways in which they may be used. We’re big fans of them here at DIYP and Caleb Pike also seems to like his very much. He’s put together a video showing ten tips and hacks that can help you get the most out of them.
Recently, Caleb Pike showed us his studio on a stand. Now, he’s back with a new video, showing us how we can set up something a little more permanent for YouTube or other content creation by setting up a complete studio on a desk. If you’re regularly shooting at the same location, perhaps doing tutorials, or even just spoken pieces to camera, having a more permanent, efficient setup often makes more sense than one you can wheel around.
One of the big excuses I hear for people who want to do YouTube but don’t is that they don’t have the room. There’s just not enough space where they live to be able to set up lights and cameras and microphones and everything else. Well, Caleb Pike to the rescue!
In this video, Caleb shows us how we can create a complete recording setup for YouTube which includes the camera, light, microphone and other doohickies on just a single light stand in order to be able to shoot whenever we want, wherever we want, and have it take up as little space as possible.
When you shoot video, the sound is as important as the picture. If you want to improve both the sound and the lighting, you can kill two birds with one stone with this awesome DIY project. In this video, Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter will show you how to make your own sound panels that will help you improve audio, but you can also use them for lighting.
I believe we’ve all heard that “gear doesn’t matter” so many times before. And indeed, you don’t need super-fancy gear for filmmaking. However, there is some gear you actually need and can’t go without. So, in this video, Ted Sim teamed up with Caleb Pike to tell you more about it. They list nine things you actually need if you’re gonna be a filmmaker, and give you some tips how to get them without spending a fortune.