GLIDERS Shoulder Support for dv – DSLR and hdv cameras Review

October 14, 2010,   has blogged 275  posts

So you have decided to build yourself a camera rig, all of those hand held shots have been ruining entire sessions of shooting and rendering the footage useless. The problem with shoulder mounts is simply that they are either very expensive or built very poorly. What if I told you that you could get a …

Opteka Babydeath Fisheye Lens and Xgrip Skater Kit Review

June 26, 2010,   has blogged 275  posts

Skate videos are everywhere on youtube. 90% of the time they are done with fish eye “effect”  that you can attain with some video editing software. The reason most resort to this effect or to using crappy fisheye lenses is because quality lenses can be expensive and most kids trying to be discovered and sponsored …

Audio-Technica ATR 6550 Shotgun Video Mic Review

June 14, 2010,   has blogged 275  posts

Video making has come a long way from your good ol’ family videos of drunken uncle Bobs speech and your sister’s wedding. Professional or rather pro-sumer grade equipment is becoming readily available for a much broader audience than it ever was before. This drop in the price of quality equipment has made it possible for …

TommyJib 8ft Camera Jib Crane Review

June 14, 2010,   has blogged 275  posts

There are a number of ways you can make your videos better. Most of which involve cheap techniques in which you manipulate depth of field, use unique camera angles, and develop fluid camera movements. Truly professional products require a little more in the way of Equipment; when it comes to film equipment price seems to …

Opteka Tripod Dolly Quick Review

June 14, 2010,   has blogged 275  posts

There are a plethora of jibs, cranes, steadi-cams, tracks, dollys, shoulder mounts, and rigs on the market and most of them are pretty costly. For those of you out there staring at the screen with a black look on your face I am referring to film equipment. If you are into making videos and want …

Budget Film making – Convert a Car LCD Screen to a Portable Video Monitor Guide

June 14, 2010,   has blogged 275  posts

We know how hard it can be as an independent filmmaker, with all the costly equipment and pricy permits it can be almost impossible to get to production without some sort of investment from someone with money. The problem with getting investors is that they always have their own opinions and your artistic vision ends …

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Budget Film making – How to make an Epic Retro Ray Gun Prop

June 14, 2010,   has blogged 275  posts

Every movie needs and epic raygun….right? Well maybe not every movie but all the good ones at least; and if you have one such movie in production I have the answer for you for your next prop build. This build is pretty simple just about anyone can do it even if you do not have …

U-Fly cam Stedi-cam Review

March 2, 2010,   has blogged 275  posts

Making videos has become more than just a hobby for some; in the past professional grade riggings and equipment would run you into the tens of thousands, making it virtually impossible for indy film makers to compete with corporate backed producers without using some serious imagination. Now for under $3000 you can get a camera, …

Muvee Reveal Software Review

January 20, 2010,   has blogged 10  posts

Can you actually show off those latest travel photos?  Inviting friends and showing your latest pictures can be.. dull.  Really dull.  Can you make them interesting and put them in a silde show?  Still a little dull.  What about adding some movie clips? Muvee by Reveal tells me they have made it easy.  Can it …

Dazzle* Video Creator Plus Review

April 9, 2009,   has blogged 16  posts

Video Editing software can cost a pretty penny, and the hardware to allow you to transfer your video to your PC can cost almost as much. So that’s where the people at Pinnacle Systems got a really bright idea. How about we make something that will capture video for people and comes with a professional …