By Richard Harrington | Saturday, March 21, 2015
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 Robbie Carman | Saturday, March 14, 2015
Flying a quadcopter requires a lot of the pilot’s focus.
You need to safely balance two things: getting the shot and watching where the copter is traveling. Even the most experienced pilots should have someone with them to spot potential obstacles.
In this week’s Video Gear Weekly, guest host Francis Torres and I team up to fly the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter.
By Richard Harrington | Saturday, March 07, 2015
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 Robbie Carman | Saturday, February 28, 2015
Using a video dolly adds a level of sophistication to any production. It’s an easy addition that can take your footage to the next level—and it doesn’t have to be expensive.
In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I roll out different flavors of dollies to show you what you can achieve with them.
By Richard Harrington | Saturday, February 21, 2015
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
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
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
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.
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