stel

When framing and lighting a video interview, you need to give close consideration to where your subject is looking in the frame.  This is often called the eye line and it has a huge impact on overall composition. This is an excerpt from a full-length class from out partners at lynda.com. The complete course is 2 hours […]

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dtl

By diffusing light you can decrease its intensity, but still keep its quality. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to diffuse light for video interview shoots.  I’m joined by my colleague Jim Ball. This is an excerpt from a full-length class from out partners at lynda.com. The complete course is 2 hours and 28 minutes […]

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Levi_Sim_MUA-1-6

Sorry, a MUA isn’t a new piece of gear… it’s a person. Working with a makeup artist (MUA) for the first time is a memorable experience. I used to think an MUA just put makeup on people, but that’s like saying a photographer just takes pictures. A good MUA is truly an artist, and their […]

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You've-Gotta-Update-Your-Gear-Featured-V2

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Nick Minore.  We hope you enjoy it.  Please leave comments below about the story and if you enjoy Nick’s writing. Regular maintenance of your gear is the first step to better pictures. In our studio, we maintain our gear about once a year. Frequency can be determined by […]

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GoPro Field Guide

While they started as first person POV action cameras, GoPros have become a standard tool in the kits of many cinematographers. Each version of their flagship Hero camera has improved on the design and capabilities of this tiny camera. Now, The folks at GoPro have started putting together, The GoPro Field Guide, a video tutorial […]

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7myths

Editor’s Note: Our founder, Scott Bourne has been enjoying the life of a “retired” photographer.  But we’ve passed on feedback that many of you would like to hear from him, from time to time.  Scott promises some new posts and we’ll be handpicking some of his most useful ones from the archives for updates. A few years back, I […]

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cil

Choosing the right backdrop for a video interview can be tough.  In this tutorial I walk you through choosing a location and what things should be considered. These techniques work for photo shoots as well. This is an excerpt from a full-length class from out partners at lynda.com. The complete course is 2 hours and 28 minutes […]

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