Category Archives: Tutorial

How to get CRISP noiseless videos & photos – in any light and with any camera!

Today’s tutorial is on the long side – almost half hour – but it covers techniques that are crucial to filmmakers and photographers. There is a lot of information about how to remove noise from your images, while making them cinematic. So, here we go! Continue reading How to get CRISP noiseless videos & photos – in any light and with any camera!

My Interview Setup with two Wireless Mics and GH4 – One-person crew

Today, I am testing out a small run-and-gun audio set-up for doing two-person interviews using one camera and two wireless lav mics. Normally, to do that kind of an audio set-up, you would need a mixer to plug the two mics into. Then you would send the mixed audio from the two mics to a recorder or camera. This requires a second person Continue reading My Interview Setup with two Wireless Mics and GH4 – One-person crew

Photo & Video Cheat Sheet – Learn camera fundamentals!

Download and print out your own Photo & Video Cheat Sheet! Continue reading Photo & Video Cheat Sheet – Learn camera fundamentals!

Sailing into the unknown – the making of “Maidentrip” documentary

“Maidentrip” is a well-received documentary about a fourteen year-old girl, Laura Dekker, who attempted to become the youngest person to sail alone around the world. The film was directed by Jillian Schlesinger. It premiered at the 2013 SXSW festival where it won the Audience Award. It is a remarkable film about the remarkable Laura Dekker, but “Maidentrip” is also note-worthy because of the figure of Jillian Schlesinger, who – as a first-time director – had to overcome many challenges in order to make this documentary. Continue reading Sailing into the unknown – the making of “Maidentrip” documentary

From wedding videos to films – the outstanding work of cinematographer Colin Pregent

Today, I saw the short film “The Answers”, which is currently featured on Vimeo Staff Picks. The film has done a long and successful festival tour (winning eight awards) and is now piling up views online. Short films are great for showcasing talents of indie filmmakers. This well-crafted and entertaining film accomplishes exactly that. It has led me to discover the talents of Colin Pregent, among others. Continue reading From wedding videos to films – the outstanding work of cinematographer Colin Pregent