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How to build a full YouTube studio on a single light stand

Oct 9, 2019
John Aldred

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…

Three Grip tricks you wish you’d known before

Sep 29, 2019
Adam Frimer

Grip is a completely undermined part of what we do as photographers and videographers. My cinema peers know what I’m talking about when I say…

Rock Bar wants to replace all your wide and bulky sandbags with a slick long sleeve

Sep 23, 2019
Dunja Djudjic

There are several types of sandbags and definitely plenty of reasons to use them with your C stands and tripods. The Rock Bar is a new…

This is, hands down, the best gaffing system I’ve used

Aug 17, 2019
Ophir Peleg

Any Gaffers out here? You will immediately get this system. For anyone who is new to this, let me share a bit of an intro….

Phottix releases a new type of stackable light stands

Jul 12, 2019
Dunja Djudjic

Phottix has just announced Padat Compact (300cm/118″) light stands. These all-purpose flat stackable stands are super-compact and lightweight, designed to make transport and storage easier…

This is the most well thought out DIY overhead camera rig I’ve ever seen

Jun 24, 2019
John Aldred

For most of us, when we want an overhead camera rig, we set up a light stand with a boom arm or stick a modified…

How to make a cheap DIY bullet time rig with a lazy susan and some drawer slides

May 14, 2019
John Aldred

It’s 20 years since The Matrix was released (don’t you feel old?), but the bullet time effect is still incredibly popular. I don’t know what the…

Gaffer tape inventor and founder of Lowel-Light, Ross Lowell, dies at 92

Feb 22, 2019
Dunja Djudjic

Ross Lowell, the award-winning director, cinematographer, author, and inventor, died 10 January 2019 at the age of 92. He was a founder of Lowel-Light and…

How to repurpose a monitor stand to make a portable overhead camera rig

Jan 25, 2019
John Aldred

There are so many ways to set up an overhead camera rig, but many of them involve building some sort of structure, lugging around heavy…

This robotic camera rig creates 3D light painting animations

Jul 30, 2018
Dunja Djudjic

We’ve seen and featured some awesome light painting projects so far. But Josh Sheldon has taken light painting to a whole new level. He has…