Monday, September 12, 2016

Glide Gear Geranos 3-Axis Full 360 Degree FIlmmaking Stabilizer - Basic Filmmaker Ep 197

     Man, this was a long video to produce.  I ended up with over 1 1/2 hours of video, and decided I better cut it, and cut it again, and again.

     There's not much I can add to the video, it pretty much speaks for itself, but, I must say, this has changed my entire attitude when it comes to these "low cost" electronic gimbals for the basic filmmaker.

     I intend to purchase a couple more and use them in my more professional work, which says a lot.

                         My Best,

                         The Basic Filmmaker

What Camera Should I Buy? Basic Filmmaker Ep 196

     The most asked question ever, and my answer, with a few exceptions, is in this video.

     Basically, use what you have, and learn the hell out of everything you can using it.

     When you've somewhat mastered all those things, THEN you can make a smart camera purchase, as you'll know exactly what you need for your own shooting situations.

                         My Best,

                         The Basic Filmmaker

How To DIY A White Background For $0 - Basic Filmmaker Ep 195

     Really not much to see here - it answers a question I got after my last Q&A video, which was, "How did you do that white background?"

     It's pretty simple and pretty DIY. A white sheet, some lighting, and you're good to go!

                         My Best,

                         The Basic Filmmaker

Monday, August 22, 2016

My Very Long and Very Overdue Q&A Video - Basic Filmmaker Ep 194

     Shame on me!

     I needed a viewer to remind me that I hadn't done a Q&A video in over four months!

     I REALLY like doing these Q&A videos.  They're fun to do, allow me to add some humor (well, at least humorous to me), and I usually take the opportunity to offer my opinion on something.

     It always reminds me of how many cool people there are out there that support what I am trying to do, and I appreciate it.

     Currently, I am working on another new course over at Basic Filmmaker University - these are SO time intensive and involved. OK, maybe they are for me as I'm really picky about the research and what I am saying to make sure it's all legit, and more importantly, that every lecture offers something to the student they can APPLY to their filmmaking.

     I am also considering making a video about gaining subscribers.This may sound self-serving, but really, I am not a "see how many subscribers I can get" kind of guy.  However, I am a "see how I can attract subscribers who may need and want these types videos and don't know the channel exists" type of guy.

     Mainly I want to do a test - if I make a "call to arms"  type video, asking all my subscribers and viewers to help me up my subscriber count, would this actually work?

     I want to see if this is a viable process for YouTube creators and if so, share it with them on my YouTube course as a successful action, or, a "don't do this" thing.

     I haven't quite figured out how to present this without coming off "subscriber" hungry, which I am most definitely not.  I've always said that as long as I have ten people interested in making their filmmaking a bit better, I'll keep making these videos.

     So it's a bit of a conundrum - how to I do this test without looking like I am hungry for subscribers?  Still figuring that one out.

     Anyway, thanks for watching, thanks for your support, and we'll talk to you next week when I (hopefully) start my series of reviews on the stabilizer I eluded to in the Q&A video.

                         My Best,

                         The Basic Filmmaker
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