Fake News, Video quality, the Laws of Light

Fake news, video quality, the laws of light and DSLR and Mirrorless tutorials.

The Friday Roundup - A Few Tips Before The End of 2016

This week a little review of 2016, fake news, video quality, the laws of light and finally some DSLR and Mirrorless tutorials.

Shooting at Sunset with Strobes

Sunsets Ah, sunsets. They are wonderful and a great time to shoot. But sometimes you end up fighting for light and not getting the shots you want. Well, fret not my friend. Strobes are the solution. A

The Friday Roundup – Cinematic Lighting, Jumps Cuts and Camera Hacks

Cinematic Lighting Techniques One of the current catchphrases that seems to be circling around at the moment is “cinematic.” There has been a lot of talk about adjusting frame rates to shoot more

Film vs Digital: Can You Tell the Difference?

Why Shoot Film? The age-old question: why do people shoot on film? Can you tell the difference between film and digital? Is it enough of a difference to warrant the high cost of shooting film? Or is i

The Friday Roundup – Night Shooting, Audio and Split Toning

5 Tips For Filming at Night Given the fact that most people shooting video at the consumer level of the market are going to be doing so on the basis of auto settings in their devices, shooting at nigh

Avoid the Freak Out: File Management for Dummies with the LaCie 2Big

TSL Platypod February Giveaway Photo Video Organization Nightmare If you’ve been doing this long enough, you start to accumulate a ton of files, gigabytes and terabytes of data. I’ve been in the p

Film vs Digital Challenge

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The Friday Roundup – Color Matching Cameras, YouTube Updates and Gimbals

Matching Shots in Resolve 14 Camera Matching Tutorial Late last year a few of the usual suspects in the world of consumer level video editing began introducing “shot match” modules into their resp

10 Things You Can do with Seamless Paper

Seamless Paper Savage makes great seamless paper that you can use in a variety of applications for photography and video. Most people use it to create seamless backdrops for portraits – but that’

The Friday Roundup – Editing Work Flows, Hyperlapse and YouTube Tips

Prepare for Hyperlapse! Another post this week on taking your timelapse footage up a notch and turning it into hyperlapse! Ooh! Hyperslapse, it sounds so exciting! Anyway simply put, a hyperlapse is j

5 Photo/Video Equipment Maintenance Tips

  5 Things I Do to Get My Equipment Ready for the New Year Click here to watch the video! Now that we’re over the holiday hump, it’s time to get back to work! We can’t do any work if our equipm

The Friday Roundup – Storytelling, B-roll and Cinematic Tips

How To Get The Best B-ROLL One of the great advantages we have in living in the digital age of video is that we don;t have to worry too much about the quantity of footage we take. Battery life is alwa

How to Pull off a Unique Camera Angle

Platypod Camera Support Helpful in a Tight Spot Sometimes shooting in small spaces can be a logistical challenge. You want the angle to be right, but you can’t see the back of the screen. So how do

The Friday Roundup – Basic Editing, Setting Preferences and GIFs

How To Edit Videos – A Complete Beginner’s Guide For a couple of years now my recommended video editing software for people wanting something simple that is easy to learn and use has been Filmora

Camera Comparison and Review: Canon C200 vs Panasonic EVA 1

Today on The Slanted Lens, we’re going to be looking at the Canon C200 and the Panasonic EVA 1 to see which one is right for you. Usability How easy is it to use the camera? Is it difficult to handl

The Friday Roundup – Closed Captions, Audio Tips and Computer Specs

Buying a PC for Video Editing: What You Need to Know! On a pretty regular basis I get a lot of questions on this site regarding suitable specs for a computer editing videos. Just as often I get reques

Freezing Action with Strobes

Today on The Slanted Lens, we’re talking about freezing action using strobes by shortening your flash duration. Come and check it out!!   Freezing Action With Strobes Strobes can be used in a lot o

The Friday Roundup – Software Downloading Tips and a Few Bits and Pieces

6 Video Editing Rules to Live By I found a great video (below) this week and just had to include it in the Friday Roundup. If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time you will probably alr

Changing Focus During Timelapse

Today on The Slanted Lens I’m showing you how to change focus during a timelapse with the help of the Syrp Magic Carpet Slider! Check it out! Basic Principles of Timelapse Make sure your auto focus

The Friday Roundup – B-roll, Color Grading, Transitions and Low Light

Color Grading with LUTs – Orange & Teal Look Explained Now that we are mostly all big kids these days with editing software that can handle LUTs it is probably a good idea to work out how to use

Cyberlink Director Suite 6 Review

Before I get into the Director Suite 6 review proper I think it is important to understand where CyberLink are coming from in offering this product in the first place. Cyberlink Director Suite 6 is qu

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