Category: Tutorials

How to white balance your camera

We not only show you how to white balance your camera properly, but we explain the science behind it as well.

Keeping a white card nearby is easy with this week’s quick tip

I was working on an edit for a show a few weeks ago and I noticed that the shooters in the field had a pretty good trick that they were using for white balancing their cameras.  When I saw what they were doing I thought to myself, ” why didn’t I think of that years […]

How to calibrate your equipment using color bars

Not quite sure how to properly set up a monitor using color bars? Don’t worry, we take a few minutes to show you the process in full detail.

C-Stand quick tip – the easy and efficient way to raise any type of light stand or C-Stand

This week’s quick tip shows you the proper way to raise a C-Stand without expelling any extra energy or hurting those around you.

The camera operator’s guide to audio controls

We crack the code on audio controls and show you (the camera operator) what you need to know when it comes to getting audio into and out of your camera. Your audio op will be so proud.

The secret to taping down (and removing) cables

Taping down your cables is a safe way to protect any location shoot. It’s also a good way to keep yourself from getting fired – or worse yet, sued. Here’s a quick tip video on how to properly tape down your cables and remove them without creating a mess.

Create a winning demo reel that people will actually watch

Whether you’re a budding camera operator or an aspiring editor, you’re going to have to create a demo reel at some point. Follow the tips here to create one that will be interesting to watch – instead of driving your audience to drink.

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You did the work – now it’s time to get paid. It all starts with an invoice.

You spent the day running cables, moving c-stands, lifting heavy cases and possibly getting coffee. Then you sit around and wait to be called on to run more cables, move more c-stands and lift more heavy cases. After it’s all over you spend the rest of your time wrapping cables, putting away gear and cleaning up. Now it’s time to get paid – so how do you get the cash that you deserve? It all starts with an invoice.

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Tutorial – A great way to begin any editing project

This tutorial explains the proper way to set up a media elements folder on your system so that you can keep all of your projects organized and easy to navigate. This tutorial is helpful for any non-linear editing platform including Final Cut Pro, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Start here before you begin your first editing project.

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Camera Functions – Image Controls

This post gets into the common controls and functions for proper image color and exposure. This is where you begin to earn your title of “camera operator.”

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