I’m always on the lookout for ways to get better looking video shots.  Each week, I release a show called DSLR Video Tips on  The episode is free for one week (you don’t even have to be a member, that’s how nice they are). The show is co-hosted by friend and long-time collaborator Robbie Carman.

Here’s two recent video we did all about sliders.  A slider can help you put a camera into motion to capture interesting shots with fluid movement.  Check out Robbie and DP Kevin Bradley.

What is a slider?

Performing camera moves add visual interest to a scene, but how do you make them smooth? Using a slider. In this tutorial, explore what camera sliders are and how they work; take a look at different slider options, from small, portable units to large sliders; and learn about remote-controlled motorized sliders.

Using a slider

Find out how to add emotional weight to a scene with a camera move. In this tutorial, explore techniques for performing camera moves with a slider, including using tracking shots, revealing offscreen subjects, and varying slider speed for different types of scenes.

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About Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington is the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C. He is the Publisher of Photofocus and Creative Cloud User as well as an author on Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.


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