By Robbie Carman | Friday, September 25, 2015
Monitors, monitors, monitors. They help you catch things you might not ordinarily see with the naked eye.
There are a multitude of monitors out there ranging from small field monitors to 4K monitors to computer displays. Which one is right for you?
This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I show you a few of the latest possibilities to help you figure out which monitor could benefit your workflow.
By Richard Harrington | Friday, September 18, 2015
Want to transform your video production backdrop—using only lights?
Last week, we saw some do-it-yourself approaches to add depth to a backdrop with light and gobos. What if you want a more robust option? This week on Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I walk you through some professional options for using light to create a textured backdrop.
By Richard Harrington | Friday, September 11, 2015
Want to add some pop to your backgrounds? Adding a patterned gobo to a light source is a great way to add dimensionality easily and affordably.
In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I show you some do-it-yourself and low-cost options that will add texture to your backdrops.
By Robbie Carman | Friday, September 4, 2015
Last week, we showed you how the GoPro HERO4 compares to other GoPros.
In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I show you how the new GoPro HERO4 Session takes its place in the GoPro ecosystem.
By Richard Harrington | Saturday, August 29, 2015
Have you seen the new GoPro? The GoPro HERO4 Session has hit the shelves and, with its small, compact design, the Session does not look like the other HERO4 cameras.
But don’t underestimate what’s under the hood.
This week on Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I will show you the ins and outs of the GoPro HERO4 Session and how it compares to the other GoPros in its family.
By Steve Wright | Saturday, August 22, 2015
The big challenge in creating high-quality VFX shots for training is getting high-quality elements: the greenscreens, background plates, digital matte paintings, and CGI required to put the shot together.
Studios are notoriously protective of the elements that go into the shots for their movies, so the only solution is to create your own.
We did just that for my new course, NUKE Compositing: Sci-Fi Force Field, the first in a three-part series of VFX courses on lynda.com: We used costumed “Star Wars” fans, ghoulishly made-up zombies, and a top VFX studio with a RED camera.
Here’s how we did it:
By Robbie Carman | Saturday, August 22, 2015
From chest mounts and tripods to floaties, there is a large collection of GoPro mounts and accessories—each with its specific purpose.
But what if there were a piece of gear that had multiple accessories in one? That’s where the GoPro 3-Way comes in.
In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I demonstrate the versatility of the GoPro 3-way.
By Richard Harrington | Saturday, August 15, 2015
When you have a lens you love, you use it all the time. But what if the camera you want to shoot with doesn’t have the right lens mount?
Have no fear—that’s where a lens adapter comes in handy. From PL mounts to micro four-thirds, there’s a lens adapter that fits your needs.
This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and Robbie show how lens adapters give you the opportunity to shoot with camera and lens combinations that would otherwise be unthinkable.
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