DSLR cameras have revolutionized the world of independent filmmaking. One of the most attractive features is their relatively low cost, but once you starting adding rigs and other accessories that cost can go up quick. In an effort to expand your DSLR’s capabilities without shrinking your wallet we put together this DIY DSLR round-up for you. $20 DIY PVC SnorriCam A SnorriCam (also chestcam, bodymount camera, bodycam or bodymount) is a camera device that is rigged to the body of the actor, facing the actor directly, so when he walks, he does not appear to move, but everything around him does. Here is a simple SnorriCam using PVC tubes. VIA: Tom Preska DIY PVC Dolly This is an simple track dolly using 40mm PVC tubes and some wheels taken from a pair of Rollerblades. VIA: Knut Uppstad DIY Automated DSLR Timelapse Slider If you want an automated slider/timelapse rig, but don’t want to pay the cost, here is a DIY one you can build yourself. VIA: Greg Royar DSLR DIY Pocket Dolly VIA: Ben DIY Cable Cam
FilmmakerIQ.comMisuta 360 Degree 2 Hours Time Lapse Tripod for GoPro HD DSLR Camera iPhoneShipping to: WorldwideWiFi SD Cards: Eyefi Memory Cards: Wireless Photo and Video Uploads from your Camera to your Computer & the Web | EyefiPRODUCCIÓ202 DIY Filmmaking TutorialsWhy buy it when you can build it? Well… most of the time you don’t have a choice. Other times it’s just way too much fun! In our first DIY (“Do It Yourself”) featured list we will focus on the production side of filmmaking. ****Update: We have two new entries in our 202 Series “202 Sony Vegas Tutorials,” “202 Final Cut Pro Tutorials” and coming soon “DIY Horror: From Script to Scream!” Dollies XL-1 Table DollyIroning Board DollyDolly and Track SystemBuild Plan DollySkate Wheel DolliesRadio Controlled Camera PodBuild a Tracked Camera Dolly for CheapSimple DollySnodart’s DollyPVC dollyEazy DollyD8 Ladder DollyFilming Dolly With 10′ TrackSodart’s DollyJsal27′s Dolly system Stabilizers/Steadicams $14 SteadycamLight-Duty “Steady Cam” StabilizationImproved Steadicam for under 40 dollars! Car Mounts Poor Man’s process method for shooting an in-car sceneBack-seat-view car mountExterior car mountLow-budget (not DIY) car mountCar RigsCinesaddle Car Mount JIB Arms/Cranes Misc. Lighting Audio Make-Up/Gore
After Effects Basic TrainingWelcome to Basic Training! In this Free Video Training Series, you'll learn everything you need to know to start using After Effects today. This is not an overview of the software, this is a real training series that covers advanced techniques for Motion Tracking, Color Keying and even 3D Title Design. Of course, we'll cover the basics too. What Version of After Effects do I need? Nearly all of the training in this series will apply to After Effects CS3 and the Professional version of AE 6.5 & 7. Why is it free, are you guys crazy? Why should I learn After Effects? In this tutorial we will go over how to import and organize footage in the project window. In this tutorial we'll cover adding simple effects to footage and using the effects and presets pallete to find specific plug-ins. In this tutorial we will cover animating and adding keyframes in after effects. In this tutorial we will take a look at how transparency works in After Effects.
Creative video tutorials about Motion DesignResolution - Digicam - Andrew Gregory's Web PagesPrint Resolution How much resolution is enough? This is a common question in newsgroups. The answer is simple. It depends on several things: Your visual acuity (the quality of your eyesight)The quality of light under which you view the subject (photo)The distance at which you view the subject (photo) Visual Acuity and Quality of Light According to the 15th Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1977): The power of distinguishing detail is essentially the power to resolve two stimuli separated in space, so that, if a grating of black lines on a white background is moved farther and farther away from an observer, a point is reached when he will be unable to distinguish this stimulus pattern from a uniformly gray sheet of paper. - Macropædia, Volume 7, page 104. Distance to Subject Clearly, as you view subjects from greater and greater distances, the level of detail you can see diminishes. c = 2 × d × tan( θ ÷ 2 ) Pixels Per Inch The reciprocal of that is the "details per inch" = 229.