Long takes in movies (whether they’re real or fake) add a feeling of tension and get us involved. In this educative video essay from Fandor, you’ll learn some of the ways how the artificial long takes are created. For all you aspiring filmmakers, this could be a helpful source of ideas. And all of you who simply enjoy watching movies – this shows the “magic” behind those long-lasting scenes that seem to be filmed in one breath.
If you enjoy traveling, I’m sure you also enjoy taking travel photos. And if you want to make a step further and start shooting videos, you’ll see there are plenty of new things to learn. This is why Filmora.io has another fantastic tutorial for you. In their latest series, they’ve teamed up with filmmaker Justin Brunelle to bring you an extensive and fun video guide for making epic travel videos. In 18 videos, from what you need to pack, different shooting techniques and gear, to even getting paid for your work – this tutorial covers it all.
Whether you’re a photographer or videographer, there are many ways to make money from your work. In this video, Matti Haapoja from TravelFeels gives you a couple of tips how to get brands to collaborate with you using social media. After all, we all use social networks, so why not put it to best possible use and start gaining clients through them?
For all those who want to start a food vlog, shoot food commercials or stock videos, this is a real treat. Filmora.io has released a series of videos to teach you everything about shooting cooking videos. From lighting to shooting tricks and different types of editing – this series provides it all. Everything is explained well, in a comprehensive language, and it can be really useful to all of you who want to shoot cooking videos for any purpose.
Another great thing is that this tutorial makes food videos closer to all of us who don’t have tons of professional gear and a professional studio. You can achieve great results with a DSLR or mirrorless camera, good light and of course – some improvisation.
Ink floating in water is one of the most hypnotizing things to watch. It’s a favorite subject of many photographers and videographers, and guys from Macro Room have raised it to a new level. They have created a video using a fish tank with water, some ink and a couple of objects. And they did such a great job, it will be hard to believe there aren’t any computer generated effects. There’s no CGI, only the mesmerizing dance of ink with different elements in water. Three minutes seem like a fair time for a video, but when it ends, you’ll wish it lasted longer.
Although most of us are photo and video lovers, you have to admit – there’s no good video without good audio. You can watch a video with poor video quality, you’ll get through it. But it’s quite difficult and annoying to watch one with bad sound, with lots of muffling and crackling.
Audio plays a huge role in telling the story and rounding up the video work. So, Peter McKinnon tells you more about it. Here are some ideas how to incorporate good music and sound effects into your videos, how and where to get them and how to use them to make your videos amazing.
A tiny LED light that fits into your palm doesn’t really sound helpful for photography and filmmaking. But is it really useless? Caleb Pike from DSLR Video Shooter tested one of these tiny lights to see for himself. In this video, he shares some advantages and disadvantages of this light and the ideas for using it. And it turns out that cheap little LED panel is more useful than you’d think.
Maybe you know that varifocal lenses are designed for stills and SLR cameras, and parfocal are designed for cinema and broadcast. But why would you want a parfocal zoom lens if you can use a varifocal even for the videos? What are the differences, and why does it matter anyway? This video by Vistek gives a great illustration of all this. It doesn’t only tell what the differences between the lenses are, but it gives examples that will make it much clearer to understand.
Some types of lens filters can be pretty expensive, and when we’re on the budget, it’s time to go DIY. Ryan Connolly from Film Riot shows us some of the cheap and easy filters you can make at home. They work for video, but for photography as well. You probably already have most of these things lying around the house. And even if you don’t, you can get them for a few bucks and start your little filter experiment.
One day, humans will probably land on Mars and take photos, like Apollo astronauts did on the Moon. But probably not in our lifetime. So photographer and videographer Jan Fröjdman created a fictive flight above Mars using real images of the “red planet”. He has hand-picked reference points on anaglyph images from the HiRISE camera. It took over 33,000 reference points and 3 months to create the film, but it was worth it. Jan has created a mesmerizing video. Are you ready to explore Mars?