Every once in a while all creatives get stuck in a rut with their work. Photographers and filmmakers are no exception, and I believe we’ve all been there. Overcoming the creative block may seem difficult, even impossible – but it’s not the case. In this great video from This Guy Edits, you’ll see eight fantastic tricks for getting out of the creative rut and getting inspired anew.
B-roll can add value and interest to your videos and make them more dynamic. And sometimes, you’ll need to soot your B-roll content as a one-man-band, being both the subject and the person behind the camera. In this video, Matti Haapoja gives you eight great tips for nailing the shots even when you do everything on your own.
While the long take is more famous in movies than in anything else, it’s become sort of a thing for vloggers, too. Often they’re walking, holding the camera while they talk and it can go on for several minutes. But it can be difficult to add creativity to these types of shots, especially when you’re filming on your own.
In this video, Peter McKinnon shows three camera tricks to help add some interest to your long shots talking to the camera, surprise your audience and leave them wondering how you pulled it off. The secret? You’re not filming on your own.
We’ve seen plenty of cheap, DIY tricks that help you create all kinds of effects for photography and filmmaking. While some of them certainly are useful, others are plain silly. In this highly entertaining and useful video, Matt and Jason of IFHT show you some camera hacks “that won’t have you searching grandma’s drawer for Vaseline.” These tips might not help you create lens flare with household items, but they will help you become better organized and raise your filmmaking to a higher level.
We’ve shared plenty of filmmaking tips and tricks on DIYP. In this video, The Film Look brings you plenty of these in less than ten minutes. To be exact – you’ll learn as many as 100 useful tricks that will make your filmmaking process easier and help you get more organized. And of course, many of these are not just limited to filmmaking. So, photographers, make sure to check out this video, too.
GorillaPod is a handy tool for photographers, and pretty popular among the vloggers. But, you can use it in many different ways when shooting video. It can help you mock a slider, a camera rig and even a drone (sort of). Jordy Vandeput of Cinecom.net shares five tricks you can pull off using just the GorillaPod. Although they’re mainly aimed at filming, photographers can use some of them as well.
The food in ads always looks appetizing and makes your mouth water. However, you probably wouldn’t want to take a bite of these dishes. Photographers and videographers use a bunch of weird tricks that make the food look gorgeous – but they also make them inedible.
This video from Top Trending brings you ten tricks photographers use to make the food look good in photos. If you’re not really a great cook, but you still want to make the food photogenic – you can use them at home or in the studio to make stunning images.
Filmmaking involves a whole lot of knowledge, and if you ask me – filmmakers also use some magic to achieve certain results. Sometimes they use special effects, but on a number of occasions clever filming and lighting are just enough. Ryan Connolly from Film Riot brings you five tricks every filmmaker should know. They are simple, yet very clever ways to achieve great results with minimal investment and post-production.
A clamp is one of those few pieces of gear that will divide your life in two; before and after you got one.
Ok, that might be a bit of an exaggeration but it really is a must-have piece of kit in any photographer’s or filmmaker’s camera bag.
In this next video Griffith Hammond shares with us nine of the ways he uses the ‘most versatile piece of gear’, the clamp.
Rather than just compile a list Griffin shares with us examples from various assignments, including some he did for Bloomberg. These are all real life scenarios that will help you realize you need one (or another one) of these in your bag as well.
Achieving a “film look” is something that most aspiring filmmakers strive to accomplish. We always want our work to appear as masterpieces, but sometimes we aren’t sure how to capture those little nuances that could help push it over the edge. The advent of dSLR video helped bring video production capabilities to the masses, but getting that classic look of film continues to be a steady pursuit of many.
But, don’t be feint of heart! With some simple tricks, from adjusting camera settings to tweaking in post-production, you can be well on your way to getting the result you want!