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By Richard Harrington | Saturday, March 21, 2015

Video Gear Weekly: Using a Portable Backdrop

how to set up a portable backdrop

There are times when you’re shooting on location and you need a backdrop right away. Having a portable backdrop in your kit means you’ll never be more than minutes away from your shot.

Portable backdrops are easy to set up when you’re in a time crunch and need to quickly switch out the environment. This week on Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I evaluate two backdrop solutions to see which works best.

By Richard Harrington | Saturday, March 07, 2015

Video Gear Weekly: Using an External Video Recorder

an external video recorder

The DSLR revolution not only made it easier to get your hands on a camera, it also inspired accessories that take these cameras to the next level.

One important accessory is the external video recorder. This week on Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I explain why you need to have an external video recorder in your equipment bag.

By Richard Harrington | Saturday, February 21, 2015

Which Is the Best GoPro Battery? We Test Them!

which is the best gopro battery?

Having back-up batteries is essential when you’re on a shoot, and GoPro batteries are no exception.

Many third-party companies, as well as GoPro, have options available in the marketplace. This begs the question, Which is the best GoPro battery?

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and Robbie put different GoPro Hero4 batteries to the test to see which brand works best.

By Richard Harrington | Saturday, February 07, 2015

How—and Why—to Use LED Lights for Video Shoots

LED lights are ideal for video shoots

LED lights have revolutionized lighting.

They’re lightweight and are more versatile than traditional lights. LEDs also operate at a comfortable temperature, making them perfect for use in smaller spaces.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, my guest host Jim Ball and I step you through the benefits of using LED lights for video shoots.

By Richard Harrington | Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Perfect Video Makeup Kit for Your Productions

a well-stocked video makeup kit will keep your subjects looking their best

Having a fully stocked makeup kit is essential during video production. It ensures that you’re prepared to solve problems that are hard to fix in post-production, like fly-away hairs or shiny skin.

In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, guest host Kim Foley and I show you all the elements of a well-stocked video makeup kit—one that will help your on-camera subjects look their best.

By Richard Harrington | Saturday, January 24, 2015

Shooting a Moving GoPro Time Lapse 

a budget-friendly option for shooting gopro time lapse

Moving time-lapses are a fun way to record a long duration of time and compress it into several seconds. And it’s easy to spend a lot of money on equipment to get the movement you want in your shots.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, I provide some affordable options that allow you to get the most bang for your buck when shooting a moving GoPro time lapse.

By Richard Harrington | Saturday, December 06, 2014

Is the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Camera Right for You?

Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is gaining popularity in the micro four-thirds camera world. It’s a mirrorless camera with a sturdy build and intuitive controls.

But will this camera complement your workflow?

In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I explore what the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has to offer.

By Richard Harrington | Thursday, December 04, 2014

The Gift-Giver's Guide to GoPro Gear

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Got a GoPro enthusiast on your list this season? You can be sure to bring a little joy into his or her life with the following add-ons.

They’re are all items that I’ve personally tested and used in the making of our lynda.com Shooting with the GoPro HERO series, including Fundamentals, Car and Motorcycle Mounts, and Action Sports.

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