Video lighting basics – understanding electricity

Video lighting basics – understanding electricity Video lighting basics – understanding electricity

Recovering deleted video files

Recovering deleted video files Recovering deleted video files

DIY lighting – it’s easier (and cheaper) to light your film than you might think

DIY lighting – it’s easier (and cheaper) to light your film than you might think DIY lighting – it’s easier (and cheaper) to light your film than you might think

The truth about video gain and how to use it properly

The truth about video gain and how to use it properly The truth about video gain and how to use it properly

How to white balance your camera

How to white balance your camera How to white balance your camera

The Diary of an Uncreative Video Producer

I’m not very creative. There I said it. I tried to write a song once, and it was slightly less sophisticated than “Mary had a little lamb,” but slightly more inspired than most Nickelback songs. I’ve been working in this industry professionally for a decade, and I’ve been hiding that secret from anyone whom ever […]

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The truth about video gain and how to use it properly

A simple explanation on the use (or misuse) of gain for exposing a shot.

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Documenting your own survival: Les “Survivorman” Stroud talks about staying alive and getting the shot

You may have heard of Les Stroud. He hosted the show Survivorman, where Les was the director, shooter, audio guy, sherpa and talent. Not ’cause he’s an egomaniac, but because he was literally the only person left to survive for 7 days on some “god forsaken” part of the planet. The challenges of shooting in […]

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Kerry Sanders – Correspondent, NBC News

Kerry Sanders talks about what it takes to make it in the world of television news. Great tips for anyone interested in television journalism or news production.

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The Production Guide to unpaid work, freeloading clients, and their soul sucking projects: My opus

Your promised utopian production scenario has crashed down around you. Learn from this.

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Installing (and removing) a soft box

This quick tip video will show you how to install and remove a soft box on a light. This trick here is in the removal, so all of you newbies out there, pay attention.

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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.

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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 […]

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Laurence Vexler, Audio Recording Engineer

A Production Apprentice interview with audio recording engineer, Laurence Vexler. We discuss what it takes to be an audio recording engineer, both production and post production, as well as the importance of understanding electronics and having an electrical engineering background.

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A Cool, Free, Photo Lighting Plot Designer

Kill a few minutes with this thing. You won’t regret it.

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