Binghamton, New York native, video instructor and author, Tony Northrup, wants to help you explore the limits of your photographic creativity by providing a myriad of resources ranging from the further development of basic photo-taking principles to more advanced techniques such as the proper use of off camera flash via his video resources.
In celebration of their upcoming aptly-named filmmaking resource app dubbed SMAPP, the fine folks at Stillmotion have created another informative and insightful video, keeping in-line with their tradition of providing fantastic real world perspectives on how to better your film productions. Today’s quick tutorial of sorts, shown above, deals with some of the essentials you should have with you at all times and never leave the home or office without, no matter the type of production you find yourself on.
Continuing on with his fantastic series of tutorials and lighting on location insights, Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens now turns his attention to combining strobes and natural light, using the elements of the environment to his advantage in this particular shoot, in which he captures both motion and stills in the video above.
Industry vet and award winning music video, commercial, and short film director and cinematographer, Tom Antos, is back with another video tutorial, with the ever-present goal of boasting your production values, while giving insight on the techniques he has learned throughout his career.
Today, as part of indymogul’s Awesome Director Month, Antos details the lighting set-up used for a mock-up movie trailer, coupled with the pre-production steps practiced, all aimed at creating a cinematic look shown above.
Filmmaker Preston Kanak, the man behind 3 Minute Shorts, and now the newest assistant editor for Philip Bloom at PhilipBloom.net (Congrats!), has created a quick and informative video for Kessler University, detailing simple tips for beginners looking to improve the quality of their productions, while overcoming common issues associated with push and pull slider shots – as opposed to common lateral slider techniques.
If you are just starting out in the world of street photography, the methodology behind the art form can be a bit overwhelming at first. With the dynamic of the streets in constant change, it’s pertinent as a street photographer to build a connection with your surroundings, blend in with the diversity of life around you, and respect the elements that contribute to your captured moment in time.
In DigitalRev’s trademark tongue and cheek approach, Kai Wong elaborates on those sentiments and touches on a few valuable street photography do’s and don’ts in a rather humorous way while out in the concrete jungle. Take a look above.
Caleb Pike of DSLRvideoShooter.com, in his never-ending hunt for useful and affordable alternatives for some of the higher priced DSLR rigs and accessories out on the market, has come up with a unique and incredibly simple top-handle rig that’s both flexible in the literal sense, but also in terms of functionality.
Pike’s complete tutorial for building the rig can be viewed above, with the accessories mentioned in the video shown below:
Today, Wallace covers the reasons and benefits of using a flash outdoors in harsh sunlight in less than ideal shooting conditions. He also provides some helpful information for those who are just learning the ins and outs flash. Take a look above.
Continuing on the foundation of his first lighting on location tutorial, Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens builds upon the use of reflectors as the sole means of light control outdoors. In this tutorial, Morgan incorporates the one strobe method combined with reflectors to produce an improved image with more versatility in any lighting condition. Take a look above.