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How to Make Your Own Camera Slider

German digital-marketing-guru, Friedhelm Fischer, has created a simple tutorial for making a professional grade camera slider. The video explains it all, but you can read more about it on his website,  http://www.friedhelm-fischer.de. The shots at the end of the video show the amazingly subtle effects you can get when the slider. The beauty is accentuated […]

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How to Archive P2 Footage

There are a lot of great tips on b-roll.net – everything from shooting into mirrors under trains to unique water proofing for microphones. It’s great to read interesting tips, but Mike “SVP” Johnston of Scioto Valley Productions has taken it to the next level. He’s put his tips to video. Thanks for the tip Mike. […]

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Secret 9V Hiding Place

Secret 9V Hiding Place

From: Tom Cassidy, Chief Photogapher, WPIX-TV New York This is a trick/tip for Ultralight users. Ok, you’re a million miles away from the crew car and you of course didn’t bring a run bag. Now it’s time for some MOS or an impromptu presser and the 9V in your TX or RX is flaking out. […]

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Cheap Interior Car Lighting

Cheap Interior Car Lighting

From Tom Cassidy, Chief Photographer, WPIX-TV, New York I stumbled upon a flashlight made by EVEREADY that has over the years become my secret weapon(s) for interior car lighting. The flashlight is about 6 inches long is flat and uses a fluorescent bulb. It will fit in the middle of a steering wheel, in the […]

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Cruisin’ with the Windows Down

From: Mark VanDike Chief Photog, WMBB News 13, Panama City, FL Here in Florida with hurricanes and torrential rain, our reporters would have problems coming out of the rainy weather into an air conditioned building. As every photog knows the tape will humidify, and when one starts to edit, the tape jams. What I’ve told […]

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Pen Tape Dispenser

From: Zach Love, WLFI Lafayette, IN In an effort to save space in my gear bag I take an old pen and slowly wrap gaffer tape around the pen in loops until I get to about a 2″ diameter. I find if I ever need some tape quickly it is right there and it is […]

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Lend Me Some Shade

From: Francis J Juarez Everybody talks about the cold weather, gloves, cold, cold, cold… I film a documentary on Israel, the temperature at 2pm was around 115 and there is no Shadow any where. The cameras start malfunctioning, LCD start melting, so here is my FREE and USEFUL tip: A simple umbrella for the baby […]

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