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 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.
At one point, V-Mount batteries weren’t very common outside of high-end production. These days, though, they’re starting to become much more prolific as the devices that utilise them are becoming more affordable. But V-Mount batteries can be pretty expensive, which puts a lot of newcomers off even considering them. But should you?
In this video, Caleb Pike goes over just about everything there is to know about V-Mount batteries. He talks about the devices he uses them with, the various adapters available, powering multiple devices from a single battery, and even touches on battery capacity limits for flights.
Double exposures have been found in the world of stills photography since the first time a photographer said “crap, I forgot to advance the film, oh, wait a minute, that looks pretty cool”. Although the technique today is often done in post, the same basic principles hold true. But did you know you can do it with video, too? Let Caleb Pike show you how.
If you’re looking for a super-cheap RGB setup for your photos and videos, here’s an interesting video for you. Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter has found a set of DJ lights for only $15 per piece. They produce a wide range of colors, they’re dimmable and you can also use a controller to set the colors and the brightness. Check out the video to see them in action.
So, you got yourself a brand new camera. Congratulations! I’m sure you’re anxious to go out and shoot with it, but there are some things you should do first, in order to make the best out of your new toy. Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter gives you a list of ten things he does before shooting with a new camera, and they’ll help you make all future shoots successful and more efficient.