Recent Videography Articles
Who Is the Canon PowerShot V10 For, Anyway?
Back in the mid-2000s, The Flip Video camera was all the rage, a vertically held, brick of a camera that was purpose-built for easy video in an age where video wasn't easy. With the Canon PowerShot V10, the company seems to want to channel some of that magic, but I have to ask: Why?
Six Directors of Photography That Every Photographer Should Know
Cinema may be a source of inspiration for photographers. And if we have titles of movies coming to mind or names of directors, we usually pay less attention to directors of photography, also called cinematographers. Big mistake! Those are the guys who master cameras and lighting techniques in order to materialize ideas into images.
This Viltrox 75mm Anamorphic Lens Looks Incredible
Storytelling at Its Best
If you love storytelling, travel, and photography, you'll enjoy this video by travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich.
How to Get Great-Looking First-Person PoV Footage With Your iPhone
Creating a Virtual Studio With 3 TVs
You don’t have to spend big bucks to get a virtual wall these days. Bring your studio to life with just three televisions.
A Budget Way to Have a 3-Camera Live Stream
Sony FX3 Gets Major Version 3.00 Firmware Update
Sony FX-3 Firmware Update Adds Cinema-Line and Popular Alpha Features
Creating a Michael Bay-Level Rig in the Back Garden
BTS of a Stunning Music Video in a Modest Location
Why Film Directors Avoid Deep Focus in Cinematography
How to Recreate 'The Last of Us' Color Grade
Go With the Flow: We Review the Insta360 Flow
Insta360 has now introduced the Insta360 Flow a handheld, lightweight, foldable, and pocketable gimbal with tonnes of features to help you create stunning videos. If you've ever used one of their products you'll know the quality they deliver. I've personally had the opportunity to try the Insta360 One X2 and loved it, and hopefully will own the new X3 in the future. So when they asked for a review I jumped at the chance.
Why Professionals Use These Lighting Modifiers
Lighting modifiers aren’t quite as expensive as they used to be. However, some of the quality and flexibility has gotten lost along the way.
How to Make Yourself Look Better on Zoom Calls
If you've ever looked at your face on a Zoom call and wondered why you look so bad, you're not alone. Here, we look at how to add color corrections and pop to your face so you look so much better on Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, and more.
With Tons of Features Is the Isteady M6 Gimbal the Best Yet?
Mobile phones have become more advanced and are capable of capturing high-quality video footage, and with that mobile phone gimbals have also become increasingly popular and are a game changer for content creators, vloggers, and anyone who wants to capture professional quality footage.
Camera Movements to Make Your Work More Cinematic
Forget the Vintage Point-and-Shoot, the Barbie Wireless Video Camcorder Is the Retro Handicam of Your Dreams
It's no secret that Gen Z has rediscovered the digital cameras of most millennials' youth. But while 20-year-old point-and-shoot cameras are fun and all, the realest camera of them all just might be the Barbie Wireless Video Camcorder.
Simple Outdoor Lighting Setups for Filmmaking
How I Ended Up Using 11 Nikon Z9 Cameras to Film a TV Pilot
Today, we will eschew all the glitz, glamour, and pixel-peeping and get down to brass tacks on why I chose to use a specific camera for a specific use case.
Wishlist: Canon’s Next Cinema Camera
Canon’s cinema line of cameras ushered forward the post-DSLR years for video users, and now, they could be set to do the same with mirrorless designs.
10 Reasons to Consider the Sony ZV-E10 in 2023
There are so many cameras out there these days, it can be difficult to see the wood from the trees. As a result, some excellent cameras can be overlooked and this offering from Sony is one of them.
Battle of the Action Cameras: GoPro 11 Versus DJI Osmo Action 3
Action cameras went from being a niche piece of kit used when skiing, for example, to being a staple camera in many photographers' bags. There are lots of options for action cameras now, so which is the best bet?
Turning the Lumix S5 II Into the Ultimate Cinema Camera
The Lumix S5 II is the first full-frame mirrorless camera from Panasonic to offer hybrid phase detect autofocus and a plethora of other cinematic video options. With all of the new improvements on the S5 II, could it be an ideal choice as a full-fledged cinema camera?
Easy and Creative Tips for Filming Yourself
Whether you don't have anyone to help you on a shoot, or you're filming a vlog, sometimes you need to be on the other side of the camera. Here are some tips on how to make that footage the best it can be.
Affordable Lighting for your Home Studio: We Review the SmallRig RC120B
Constant lighting has dropped dramatically in price, with companies like SmallRig making excellent products — along with accessories — that are refreshingly accessible. How good is the SmallRig RC120B, a bicolor packing a decent amount of power and coming in at just $259?
Has RED Become What It Set Out to Defeat?
In the world of cinema camera technology, RED has established itself as a major player. Starting off as the underdog, they have pushed industry stalwarts to innovate or die. However, a recent revelation has sparked concern among competitors and consumers alike. RED is preventing other camera manufacturers like Sony, Nikon, and DJI from innovating by enforcing its broad patent for on-camera compressed raw video.
Check Out These Electric Wheels for Camera Carts
Sometimes, we all need some help up a hill, and this is just the ticket.
How to Make Your First Travel Video in 3 Easy Steps
If you have some trips booked, perhaps you're considering creating your first video of it but aren't sure where to get started. Well, in this video, you'll get some great tips on how to begin and turn that journey into more than just an album of snaps.
With the MC-N10, Nikon Takes One More Step in Building Its Ecosystem for Filmmakers
Nikon’s newly released MC-N10 handgrip might be the accessory you need, even if you didn’t know you needed it.
Why You Should Try the 4:3 Ratio for Video
Our aspect ratios have been trending toward wider dimensions for some time and that makes perfect sense. But, should we cast out a previously staple aspect ratio for good? Does it have any uses?
The Gloves Are Off: EF Glass Working on Panasonic S5 II
Panasonic’s latest and greatest cameras will have a much better chance of success.
Dji RS3 Mini: Can a Compact Gimbal Deliver Pro Results?
DjJI has released a miniature version of their popular RS3 gimbal series, reducing its overall size to fit into a backpack and giving it enough power to handle most mainstream camera setups.
Easy Filmmaking Tips to Instantly Improve Your Videos
If you're hoping to improve your videos this year, there is a wealth of information to tap into. In this video, Vuhlandes goes through some easy filmmaking tips that can make all the difference.
DaVinici Resolve for iPad Now Available
Video post-production leader DaVinci Resolve has just released its newest version for iPad.
Are Modern Camcorders Worth It?
When I worked in camera marketing, one of the toughest sells around the mid-2010s was camcorders. Why spend hundreds or thousands of dollars when a DSLR can give you equivalent image quality and, on paper, do more? YouTuber Tom Buck answers that question after a couple of months of using one.
Is the Sony FX30 Solid Value for the Money?
Today, I’m taking a look at the new Sony FX30, the latest entrant in Sony’s cinema line.
MTV-Era Bio-Series Cinematographer Uses Visual Language to Tell a Story
High School, the new bio-series about indie-pop sensations Tegan and Sara, provides a strong example of how filmmakers can use visual language to help to tell their stories. I had a chance to talk to cinematographer Carolina Costa about her work on the series.
Matching a $100 Camera to an Arri Alexa
Lewis Potts picked up the cheapest camera he could find on Amazon and tried shooting alongside an Arri Alexa Mini LF.
A Beginner's Guide to Using Lighting Modifiers for Video
Photography and video have some crucial differences between them, but perhaps the most important similarity between them is that good lighting is crucial to getting the best results. If you are new to video and working on building your skills, check out this great video tutorial that will show you a variety of different lighting modifiers and how to use them to create professional-level results.
Why Small Sensors Can Offer Big Benefits to Filmmakers
Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to sensor size in video.
Amateur Versus Professional Product Commercial Challenge
There are many kinds of professional photographers and videographers. However, if you take two professionals from different disciplines, how much of a difference is there? This video gives you an idea of what specializing in your field can do.
A Complete Guide to Diegetic and Non-diegetic Sound
If you want to get into filmmaking, one of the most fundamental and powerful tools you will need to get a grasp of is the use of diegetic and non-diegetic sound. If you are unfamiliar with the concept and how you can manipulate it to your advantage for more powerful storytelling, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will show you everything you need to know.
Why You Should Consider Attaching a Light to Your Matte Box
Instead of bouncing light underneath your subject, this method could make life easier.
The Essentials You Need To Start a Photography YouTube Channel
Starting a YouTube channel is something you might consider whether you take photographs for profit or fun. A successful channel can offer benefits in the form of payments for viewership and sponsorship opportunities. A less successful channel can help a photographer build an audience and create a community in which to share their passion for photography.
The New Canon EOS R6 Mark II: Are These Upgrades Worth Its Price?
Canon has just released the new Canon EOS R6 Mark II, and it looks like a rather impressive camera. Check out these first impressions to see if this new, upgraded model is a genuine step-up and worth your money.
Specs on the New Sony a7RV: Is This a Game-Changer?
Sony has released the new a7R V camera body. It's laden with some incredible specs that you couldn't even have dreamed of in a camera a few short years ago, but is it really a game-changer?
Are LED Lights or Panels Better?
There are two kinds of light sources for video: LED lights and panels. Both have advantages and drawbacks. Which is the best choice when you’re on a budget? Should you choose an LED light or an LED panel? I made my choice, but now, I have my doubts.