Recent Videography Articles

4 Essential Video Accessories for Creators on a Budget

It's easier than ever to get started with video, thanks to the great video capabilities of most cameras (and even phones!), but having the right accessories can make a huge difference. Here are some essential accessories every videographer should consider adding to their kit.

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New iPhone App for Amazing Time-lapses in 4K

Have you ever taken a time-lapse with your phone and been... underwhelmed? They can look choppy, gritty, and far from the professional-quality videos you can produce using a DSLR or mirrorless camera. Well, a solution may, quite literally, be in hand.
Why Hollywood Chooses High-End Cinema Cameras

In the professional world, achieving exceptional image quality is paramount. While budget-friendly cinema cameras boast impressive specifications, Hollywood consistently opts for high-end options like the ARRI Alexa 35. This raises the question: why is there such a significant investment in these top-tier cameras?

Essential Skills for Bridging the Gap Between Photography and Videography

In today's landscape, the demand for video content has skyrocketed, creating new opportunities for photographers. The ability to capture motion and tell stories through video is no longer just a desirable skill, but rather an essential one for photographers looking to expand their services and reach.

A Guide to Capturing Cinematic, Moody Footage

If you, like me, enjoy a moody aesthetic in your cinematography or videos, there are few YouTubers who have mastered the look more than Aidin Robbins. In this video for Adorama, he breaks down how you can do it too.

All Apple Everything: Shooting and Editing Video with Full Apple Workflow

As an experienced photographer, I have spent a career focusing on mostly still images, not paying much attention to video. With the help of the Apple ecosystem, I have found an accessible way to say yes to the question, "Do you shoot video?". This article discusses the quality and convenience of an all-Apple workflow, which begins with the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

Hands On: Insta360’s Ace Pro

Insta360 has gone traditional. The Ace Pro is a feature-packed action camera that doesn’t rock the boat.

Here Are the Less Talked About Features of the DJI Osmo Pocket 3

It seems like the whole world (or at least the photographic world) is buzzing about the new Osmo Pocket 3 from drone maker DJI. It's a portable, full featured kit for video makers, YouTube creatives, and even regular consumers who want to easily capture high quality 4K video with a gimbal mounted camera.

This Is a YouTube Game-Changer

You spend a lot of time storyboarding, filming, editing, grading, sound designing, and polishing your next viral video before uploading it to YouTube. But how do you know if it will be good, great, or even flop? Well, it seems there's a game-changing tool on its way, and it's coming directly from YouTube.

The Art of Real-Time: How Visual Effects Revolutionize Sports Broadcasting

If you have watched sports long enough, you know that the quality and novelty of the broadcasts has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years, with an explosion of live visual effects. This fun video pulls back the curtain and takes a look at just what goes into all of that.

Mastering the Art of Nighttime Video Lighting

Just like photos, lighting for video is an essential skill that not only helps you get the right exposure, but sets the mood for the frame. This excellent video tutorial will show you four different nighttime lighting setups sure to add a lot intrigue to your shots.

Is the DJI Osmo Pocket 3 the Best Tiny Vlog Setup?

If you're a content creator or just like filming your life, you may have been leaning on your phone or your dedicated mirrorless camera body. Both of these have their pitfalls and that's where a dedicated vlogging device by DJI comes in.
20 Secret Features in Adobe Premiere Pro

If you edit videos in Adobe Premiere Pro, you likely already know how seemingly endless the software is, even if you've been using it for years. So, whether you're a newbie or a veteran, here are 20 features you may not know about.
What’s the Point of Canon’s New Cinema Lenses?

With seven new lenses hitting the market, Canon is updating their CN cinema glass to RF mount. They’re almost identical to the original EF mount lenses that debuted in 2011.

This Is an Incredibly Unusual Lens, But Would You Buy It?

Anyone who has read even a few of my articles will know just how much I love unique lenses; if they have some character and unusual results, I'm all in. So, what is this lens and why has Matti Haapoja called it "the most unique lens" he's ever used?
How to Create Realistic Lighting in Filmmaking

You can't control what the weather will be on any given day, and that dictates a lot of how natural light will behave. In this video, Rob Ellis takes you behind-the-scenes to go through how to create realistic-looking lighting no matter what conditions you're in.
The Best iPhone 15 Pro Max Filmmaking Accessories

The Apple iPhone 15 has been released and its camera is turning a lot of heads, not least because of some new software functionality. In fact, when it comes to videography, it is a serious piece of kit. So, here are some great filmmaking accessories.
Copying Roger Deakins' Lighting Style in Your Videos

Lighting your videos — or even cinematic-style portraits — can be a complex affair, with so many different lighting setups available to you. One potential solution is to take cues from brilliant cinematographers.
6 Reasons to Choose an Atomos Ninja Recorder for Filming

If you're using your DSLR or mirrorless camera for filming, you're likely familiar with the limitations these cameras can present for this type of work. While each new model offers more options, accessories can enhance your filming experience. An external recorder is one such accessory.

Filmmakers Robbed at Gunpoint: Running The Entire Length of Africa

Over 100 days ago, Russ Cook (aka The Hardest Geezer), who aims to become the first person ever to run the entire length of Africa, set off on this epic 15,000-kilometer journey. Join me in this article as I interview the filmmakers behind this epic adventure and find out what has happened.

Sirui Saturn 35mm: Anamorphic Lens on a Budget

Anamorphic lenses are becoming more attainable and that's exciting for many of us film nerds who have yearned for one for some time. In this video, Todd Dominey takes one of these new budget anamorphic lenses and puts it through its paces.
Spherical Versus Anamorphic Lenses: Which Is Better?

You may be familiar with the term anamorphic lens, but what is the difference between them and spherical lenses? Which is better for videography? Here is a comprehensive comparison of a wide array of both!
How to Get the Film Look With Digital Footage

If you're creating digital videos and you want them to have more of the look you would associate with film, then this video might be perfect for you. Film Riot breaks down the differences and how to mimic film with digital files.
Sony a6700 Versus FX30 Battle: Which Flagship Should You Choose?

Sony's latest flagship APS-C camera, the a6700, offers many compelling features that make it a powerful contender to the cinema-focused FX30. Creator and filmmaker Terry Warfield puts the two cameras in a head-to-head battle to help you choose the best option for your needs.
80% of the Basics of Videography in Under 10 Minutes

If you're looking at getting into videography, it can be intimidating, even if you have a background in photography. In this video, Pat Kay walks you through the bulk of the basics in a succinct and clear way.
Matte Painting for a New Generation of Filmmakers

Today, video content creation has become more accessible than ever. YouTube, Vimeo, TikTok, and Instagram Reels mean everyone is creating video content. With the rapid advancements in technology, creators have the power to make videos anywhere and inexpensively thanks to AI and, in particular, Generative Fill AI.
Check Out These AI-Generated Studio Sets

Since Adobe’s Photoshop beta, more artists have been introduced to frame expansion. Interestingly, this workflow also benefits video shoots.