Pro content creator Lea Motion shares her tips on how to create better stop-motion videos, such as what gear, filming, and editing software to use. Whether you're using a camera or your smartphone, these tips will help you improve your stop-motion videos.
Have you made your own stop-motion videos? Stop moving and share your tips in the Comments section, below!
In this B&H video, we share 10 camera movements that will level up your next film or video! You'll learn how to achieve these moves in-camera, whether handheld or with a gimbal. Remember, use these techniques only when the story calls for it!
Which of these shots are you looking to try? Let us in on the plan, in the Comments section, below.
Jason Vong shares five tips on how to take better smartphone videos. Whether you’re filming with an iPhone, Sony Xperia, or other mobile phone, you, too, can take cinematic video! What are your thoughts on filming with a smartphone?
Let us know your thoughts in the Comments section, below.
Watch this video if you want to learn how to capture cinematic drone footage! Join Matt Zefi as he captures the beautiful fall colors with the DJI Air 2S and shares his 10 tips for drone filming that will level up your aerial videos, including drone moves, camera settings, and more.
Do you have any tips or techniques of your own to share? Post them in the Comments section!
Vertical filmmaker @Benjamin Brandon debunks five audio myths most video creators believe, whether you're making a YouTube video or documentary. Brandon breaks down the truth of the importance of sound for video, how to improve audio quality, what audio gear to buy—and more!
To learn more about how to record audio for video, click here.
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When you're a videographer on the move, portability is everything. Whether it's an outdoor action shoot, a multi-location shoot with interviews and b-roll, or a car video that requires riding around a track a few times, the key to building up your videographer kit is a combination of quality, portability, and preparedness. Honestly, it's not too different than the military, so you can't go wrong reading the Army Leadership Field Manual, as well.
Choosing a Primary Camera
Depending on your production requirements, the camera you choose needs to
Sony Artisan of Imagery Tony Gale gives you a crash course on how to make videos with a camera or smartphone. Topics include his comprehensive gear list, filmmaking techniques, audio tips, and more.
Join us in conversation in the Comments section, below. What are your favorite tips? Which of this gear would you add to your video setup? Have we missed anything?
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In this B&H Online Video, Jenny Alice discusses how she remains motivated as a freelance videographer. Freelancing and running your own business can be difficult, but Alice shares the ways that she finds new clients and stays creative during difficult times.
Are you a freelancer? What are some of the strategies you use to stay afloat in lean times? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
Welcome to the world of Steve Giralt, where speeding matter, splashing fluids, and powerful lights converge under millisecond timelines to crystallize as iconic advertising campaigns. In his remarkable transition from advertising photographer to visual engineer, Giralt has concocted a secret sauce that fuses elaborate technical feats with an irresistible element of play. That, and his constant passion for bigger challenges ahead, leads us to welcome him as our next B&H Creator of the Week.
By means of introduction, we recently asked
MuxLab has announced its Multi-Camera Live Broadcast Streaming Solution, for use in education, conferences, and houses of worship. This easy-to-use, all-in-one solution provides a 1080p HD PTZ camera with 12x optical and 16x digital zoom, a wireless lavalier microphone, a four-input switcher, an AV-over-IP transmitter, and power supplies. The system is ready to go—just hook it up to your network, put the lav on your main
Here at B&H Photo, we are privileged to share with you the announcement of the HeadPLUS v2 pan and tilt head, HeadPLUS PRO v2 pan and tilt head, and FocusPLUS PRO focus motor, three new filmmaking tools from the innovators at
Shopping for a filmmaker can be difficult. Equipment tends to be so specific and personal, that getting the right piece of gear to go with what they already have can make anyone frustrated with the holidays—but not to worry! The list below contains suggestions that will suit the needs, and even the fantasies, of pretty much anyone in the filmmaking field, no matter what their role or how long they've been working. So, if you are buying for someone else, or yourself, here are 10 last-minute gifts that would be ideal for filmmakers.
In this segment of Show Us Your Shot, writer/director Leslie Rivera discusses how his short movie, WEB, a supernatural thriller about a father trying to keep his newborn daughter safe from a terrifyingly large spider, came to be and how he created the special effects for the movie on a low budget. Through a combination of masking, compositing, green screen, and stock footage (various shots of a tarantula in front of a green screen were purchased from multiple stock footage sites), Rivera was able to bring the creepy antagonist of the movie to
Whether you’re a full-time filmmaker or YouTuber, the Hollyland Mars 400S Wireless Video Transmission System is a welcome addition during a video production. This portable transmitter/receiver allows flexibility on set, because it is able to transmit to up to four mobile devices over built-in Wi-Fi. Features include: bright, easy-to-read OLED screen, 1080p 60 fps video transmission over HDMI and SDI, access to HollyView App,
Maria gives an at-home stop-motion tutorial for beginners, using her camera, Adobe Premiere, and lots of candy! Don't feel limited by gear, though; you can achieve similar results using something as simple as a cell phone and the editing software of your choice. Have fun and share your experiences in the Comments section below.
Also check out these other At-Home videos for more ways to help you stay creative at home.