Saturday, November 29, 2014

Konova Slider Master Panner - The Basic Filmmaker Ep 111

Highlighting the Konova Slider Master Panner. Also testing an upcoming one-click green screen episode using a shirt you really shouldn't wear for this.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Konova Panner, Glide Gear Jib, Greenscreen, Glasses, Weather - The Basic...

I talk (a lot) about Glasses, the Konova Master Panner, the Glide Gear Pro Action Jib, the weather, green screens, and I make excuses. :)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sandbagging, Tips, Reviews, Blimps, Jibs, Sliders, Tape, Blah - The Basic Filmmaker Ep 108

I'm back! Probably didn't know I was gone, eh? I cover where I was, sandbagging, tips, upcoming reviews, gear, and lots of stuff when I get my wits back.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Basic Editing - Nesting - The Basic Filmmaker Ep 106

Using a procedure called nesting can save you oodles of time when moving multiple objects on the screen. Check it out! And let me know how your editor handles this.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Keyframes? Huh? The Basic Filmmaker Ep 105

Often asked question: What is this keyframe thing and how do I use it? No matter what you have in your editor - your video, a picture, a title, anything, you can add movement and make your video more interesting using keyframes.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

My YouTube and Vimeo Render Settings - The Basic Filmmaker Ep 104

You asked how I render my videos? OK. Here ya go! These should also apply to any other editor you may be using. I also have my priorities straight - MEAT!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Camera Settings and Quick Color Correction - The Basic Filmmaker Ep 103

I've been asked a bazillion times to show my camera settings and post editing process. OK. Here you go. Note this is NOT a color correction tutorial - it is done for to show my episode shooting and to SAVE ME TIME. Your settings may be different depending on your camera and software. Oh yeah! I tell at least one person in the world NOT to stuff cheese in their CF card!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Vincent Laforet and Directing Motion - The Basic Filmmaker Ep 102

Let's say you wanted Vincent Laforet to come to your house and personally train you on filmmaking. That would be the coolest thing ever, right? Well, here's the next best thing.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Night Shots Without Noise - The Basic Filmmaker Ep 101

Shooting at night can be a pain without the proper equipment. Here's an old technique that will help, and you don't get noisy-grainy night shots. I also get a phone call.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Konova Auto Pan Contest Winner - The Basic Filmmaker Ep 100

The Konova Auto Pan Winner Has Been Chosen. Watch all 16 entrants. They did great! And this is the 100th episode!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

CF Card Bent Pins! Arrrrgh! The Basic Filmmaker Ep 99

Bent Pins on CF Card Readers? I have a solution. I also read a card with my ear. For my "Where's Waldo" friends, let me know if you can find the fakery in this video. [Hint: It's in the outtake] :) Oh yeah, the contest ends tomorrow night!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Editing Voice Sound FX Adobe Audition - The Basic Filmmaker Ep 98

Here's how I edit my sound in Adobe Audition. I also show you two videos submitted to my Konova Gear Contest. Funny stuff! Note: I am not a sound guy. :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Win $1400 in Konova Gear! July 28 Deadline! The Basic Filmmaker Ep 96

JULY 28 Deadline!!! WOW! This awesome gear has no name yet, and you can win BIG naming it! Please tweet, re-tweet, share, and well, you know. And don't forget to tell me what you think about MY contest!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Rode NTG-2 vs NTG-3 No Review Review - The Basic Filmmaker Ep 95

I was going to review these two awesome shotgun mics, and this is what I ended up with - there is no comparison. Also, I sing, and then, I stop - forever. Rode NTG-3: Rode NTG-2:

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Changing Light and M Mode - The Basic Filmmaker Ep 94

Here's a tip so things don't change out from under you while you're filming. I also complete an LED light destruction and fail to get a PG rating.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Light it up! The Basic Filmmaker Ep 93

Three-point lighting? Sure, that's cool. But what really makes this method work is the background!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Q&A Results - I Asked, You Answered - The Basic Filmmaker Ep 91

I did a Q&A video where I asked the questions and YOU answered them. So here's the results, AND a roll of everyone who answered. Thank you!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Flickery Video - The Basic Filmmaker Ep 89

Ever shoot lights or computer screens and it's "flickery?" Here's a quick tip on how to fix that! Also watch me fail trying to say "flickering!" :)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Q&A - I Ask, YOU Answer - The Basic Filmmaker Ep 88

Yeah, that's right. I'm asking YOU for answers to MY questions. I also have a parody at the end of the video especially for After Effects users - yeah,you'll get it. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Adobe Premiere Pro Tip - Asset Usage - The Basic Filmmaker Ep 87

I try not to lean towards any single type of editing software, but this is a good one for Adobe Premiere Pro users regarding asset usage. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Stabilizers Part Five - Finale - The Basic Filmmaker Ep 85

I quickly cover fig rigs, cages, and a few other hand-held items, with some parting notes on using what you've got.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Stabilizers Part Three - GLIDE GEAR, Steadicam®, Tricks and Tips - BFM Ep.82

Stabilizers Part Three. GLIDE GEAR Pro System, What a Steadicam® is, and all the Tricks and Tips to using one. We cover theory, parts, building it, balancing it, shooting with it, drills, do's and don'ts...LONG EPISODE FILLED WITH INFO! See the show notes below for tons of information.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Stabilizers Part One: Introduction - The Basic Filmmaker Ep 80

I'm on a tear to stop all this complicated blah-blah on stabilizers, I do a public service announcement, and I try (unsuccessfully) a "yo!" thing.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2013 - The Basic Filmmaker Ep 78

Here's a quick recap of 2013. Thank you for watching, thank you for subscribing, and thank you for being a filmmaker.

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