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28Nov Talking About Flash Options for Portraits


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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 [...]

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28Nov $20.00 Dollar Should Mount Rig Camera Support


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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 [...]

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28Nov Cheesycam Camera Stabilizer – used for steady shots while running or walking


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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.
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28Nov Cheesycam DIY Stabilizer – Another fun video showing some running shots


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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 [...]

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28Nov Steadicam Merlin – Flying Camera Stabilizer


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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 [...]

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28Nov DIY Cheesycam Skater Dolly – attempting to replicate footage similar to P+S Technik Skater Dolly


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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’ [...]

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28Nov Cheesycam DIY Skater Dolly Video Slow Motion with Canon 5D Mark II


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Update, the DIY project can be seen here: http://vimeo.com/10516250

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