Showing how Flash is used for Outdoor Portraits
Flash is normally used when you find yourself in a dark lit situation, but professionals often use Flash in Bright Daylight. The flash is used to lighten the areas of Shadows normally cast by the sun. This technique provides a very unique look to outdoor portraits. To maintain [...]
I’m not saying this DIy shoulder mount should be used with the new DSLR video cameras, but if you’re rockin’ a Canon HV20 / HV30 / Vixia HD camcorder or similiar sized cameras, this is a simple solution to getting great steady shots for under $20.00 dollars.
I was asked if I had any ideas for [...]
People have asked me about what I used to make the stabilizer. So i’ve revised the video a bit to include photos of the stabilizer and information about the parts.
I’ve also attached a few photos of my 5D Mark II mounted ‘Right Side Up’ and also “Upside Down” for those very low flying shots.
Here’s another attempt at panning around and running along side a shot. As you can see he was running pretty quick, but the shot stayed pretty steady. Although the Steadicam Merlin works well for flying shots, I still prefer to use my Cheesycam DIY Stabilizer when trying to keep up with fast running shots and [...]
Here’s some ‘Flying’ shots taken with a Tiffen Steadicam Merlin camera stabilizer. The difference with a Merlin type stabilizer is that the camera stays level the entire time. This is not a stabilizer in which you can change up/down angles with. The movement of flying straight and fluid is awesome though.
A Steadicam Merlin can be [...]
28Nov DIY Cheesycam Skater Dolly – attempting to replicate footage similar to P+S Technik Skater Dolly
You’ve probably seen these video shots a million times, but never really thought about how the shot was pulled off. Sometimes a full dolly rig is overkill, especially for small product shots. There is a tool called the Skater Mini Camera Dolly designed by P+S Technik. It’s an awesome tool that takes some awesome ‘niche’ [...]