Category Archives: Tutorial

How to Light a Film Like a Cinematographer | Job Shadow

Today I’m taking you behind the scenes of a recent music video I shot in Ecuador for the artist Renkai (song “Fly”). I show you how I lit and shot a scene, and talk about other important elements that made it possible to make my work as cinematographer look good. Continue reading How to Light a Film Like a Cinematographer | Job Shadow

BEST 4K Display for Video & Photo Professionals

I’ve recently added second editing and color grading workstation to my office. While building my new set-up, I was looking at the latest and best options for my monitors. I know I wanted to have a dual monitor set-up with a ultra-wide monitor for my editing timeline, and the second monitor that I can use for my full screen display and color reference. Continue reading BEST 4K Display for Video & Photo Professionals

5 easy ways to make your videos sound better

Oftentimes videomakers don’t put as much focus on sound as on the visuals when they work on their projects. It might be that working with sound is not as exciting as working with images. However, sound is important, as we all know. The good thing is that most video editing programs include easy to use tools that will quickly make your sound good (or at least much better). Continue reading 5 easy ways to make your videos sound better

How To Compose Music For Your Next Film: Good Taste Is All The Talent You Need

Clearly, music is a key element of storytelling in films. However, few indie productions have the budget to score (and record) an original soundtrack. Licensing existing music is a cheaper, but less flexible option – it is usually hard to match it to the edit. Fortunately, technology brings new options. Continue reading How To Compose Music For Your Next Film: Good Taste Is All The Talent You Need

Getting the perfect exposure and colors every time

Getting the exposure and colours right (and the focus!) are the basics of video and filmmaking, but we don’t always get them correct. There are a lot of things happening on the day of a shoot, and it’s easy to overlook these simple things. The best thing is to develop a good routine to go through as you set up your shot. There are also some tools out there that make this process easier. Continue reading Getting the perfect exposure and colors every time

DIY Custom Camera Rig for $200

I built a custom camera rig for my DSLM using various parts I found on Amazon. It costs just $200 and fixes the main problems I find with many DLSR/DSLM style cameras. My custom rig turns any DSLR / DSLM camera into a proper video production tool. Continue reading DIY Custom Camera Rig for $200