12 Jun '14

Tips for creating quality videos

I'm not a videographer, and I don't see myself starting anytime soon, but that's a very simple yet a very effective video, created by Filme von Draussen, that shows you some simple basics of how to create quality videos. It doesn't show you insane tips, but how to create the concept for a video and the basics of how to shoot it. And while the title of the video is How to Make a Mountain Bike Film, I think you can copy and paste the idea for almost anything you want to shoot.

(via PetaPixel)

21 Apr '13

The Basics of Time Lapse Photography with Vincent Laforet: Part 1 and 2

Yet another post about Timelapses, but this time I'm not going to show you another one, but I'm posting a video made by Vincent Laforet for Canon America, which is going to explain you the basics of how to make a timelapse.
It's a set of four videos, but at the time I'm writing only two are out on YouTube, and in theory you can watch all of them on the Canon site by clicking here, but unfortunately the videos don't play, not sure if it's just me or they are actually down, but in the meanwhile you can start to watch the first one above here, which is just an introduction to the theme, and the second one below here, which it shows you how to set your camera.

Hopefully the other two videos will be on YouTube in the next few days.

UPDATE:

The videos have been removed from youtube, but the first one is back on Vimeo, so to see the other 3 you can go to the Canon website

(via ISO1200)

16 Apr '13

Mesmerizing video of the Northern Lights

Going to the north and watch the northern lights has been one of my dreams for many years, so you can easily understand that I couldn't share this amazing video, made by Ole C. Salomonsen, mixing still shots and actual video footage, which shows the beauty of the northern lights and how they look in real time. Most of the sequences has been shot in the arctic northern Norway, and few others from Finland and Sweden.

So take 5 minutes of your time and admire the beauty of the nature.

(via ISO1200)

02 Apr '13
28 Mar '13

3 Tricks For Your Impossibly Small Film Crew

People generally think that you always need a big crew even to make a small film, and most of the times it's true. But sometimes even with a few people, some tricks and good ideas you can do great things with limited budget and slaves... ehm... people who freely help you. In the following, quite hilarious, video made by the Vimeo Video School, it will show you some of the common tricks used in film making.

(via FStoppers)