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Filmmaking Gear – Camera, Audio and Lighting

By on October 17, 2016



Review of fluorescent light next week here:
*I am not associated with any products included in this video, I am sharing my opinions.*

Equipment used in this video:
CAMERAS: Canon 600d with Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 VC
Canon IXUS 220 HS

Rode VideoMic

Fluorescent Head with PhotoSel 85W Full Spectrum
Aputure AL-5280S

Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Logic Pro 9


Host and Creator: Simon Cade

How to Use Any Camera For Filmmaking

By on October 17, 2016

What does it take to turn any camera into a filmmaking machine?

Disclaimer – LG did send me a free phone for this video.

Host and Creator – Simon Cade

Graded with FilmConvert – 10% off:
(I earn a commission from purchases ^^)


Canon 600D T3i best DSLR movie settings

By on October 17, 2016

A quick tutorial in setting the best movie settings for filming video on the Canon 600D T3i camera. This lesson has a look at setting recording size, grid and picture styles amongst other settings.

Basic Camera Shots for Filmmaking

By on October 17, 2016

Wanting to do some test shots with two len's, I ended up shooting this short video:
Basic Camera shots for filmmaking shot on a NIKON D3200 using SIGMA 100mm-300mm and NIKON stock lens 18mm-55mm. Interpretation of shots may vary depending on the individual, but overall there are rules. Thanks to Lauren-Shannon Jones, Darragh Clancy and Gavin Johnston-Smith.

Music via FMA (Free Music Archive) under Creative Commons.

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5 Simple Tips & Tricks to Shoot Better DSLR Video!

By on October 17, 2016

The Best Back to School Tech Under $50
Sponsored by VideoBlocks:
Are you part of #TeamCrispy? Here are 5 simple tips and tricks for beginners help you step up your video production game! Doesn't matter if you shoot on a DSLR, Point and shoot or Smartphone.

Music is from AudioBlocks:

Gear Featured:
White Balance Card Under $10:
Manfrotto 502 Fluid Head:
Manfrotto Tripod Legs:
Budget Fluid Head Tripod:
Sony RX100 mIII:

Variable ND Filter (make sure to match size to lens)

Smartphone Tripod Accessories:
Camera Stabilizers:
Point and Shoot Rig: and this

The Crew!

New Food Project:
My Gear:

Filmmaking 101: Training for Scriptwriting, Camera, Shooting, Lighting and Video Post Production

By on October 17, 2016

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Learn tips and techniques from amateur turned professional filmmakers. In this seminar, we discuss:

Developing a story
Scriptwriting software
Directing actors
Choosing a camera
Dynamic range
Blocking and composition
Camera motion with a dolly and jib
Audio and microphones
Soft and hard lighting
3 point lighting
Editing footage
…and much more

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Produced by Creative Edge Productions

Lenses To Use For DSLR Filmmaking – DSLR Cinematography Tips

By on October 17, 2016

We take an in-depth look into what lens you should buy for your DSLR. What they do and what a few lens related terms mean. For a full list of the recommendations head over to IndieTips –

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How to achieve a Film Look – DSLR film making

By on October 17, 2016

Beginning to shoot film on your DSLR? This tutorial goes over some practical tips on creating a cinematic look with your DSLR footage. In this video I cover the basic camera settings to achieve a popular style and some effective editing techniques to begin with. Have a read of the comments – some much more qualified people have shared their useful tips!

Something I did not mention is that you can use a neutral-density filter to reduce amount of light entering the camera. This will allow you to shoot with a wide aperture in bright daylight while keeping the exposure correct.

While I mentioned you could overlay an image with black bars to make a 2.35:1 aspect ratio, some filmmakers in the comments suggested it's better to make the project itself the correct ratio so that films display better on ultra-widescreen displays (they are 100% right). You can change this in the composition settings or in the export settings in premiere – for 1080p footage the resolution will then be 1920×810 pixels (rather than 1920×1080). If you still want to use the template to letterbox the video you can download the template here:

As this film is aimed for absolute beginners – I highly recommend Fenchel & Janisch's more advanced (and more qualified) tutorial:

Jake Coppinger – first year Australian university student.
Feel free to comment or email me with any questions or thoughts!


The ultimate Introduction to DSLR Filmmaking | Basic Tutorial

By on October 17, 2016

Camera and Gear that we can recommend:

A tutorial by Moritz Janisch (Fenchel & Janisch)

Blog & Website:

This introduction to DSLR video is divided into six parts.
Learn how to set up your camera, shoot in daylight and at night.
This tutorial shows you how to get the cinematic film look that
so many people are talking about.

In the fall of 2008 Vincent Laforet was the first one to use the Canon EOS 5D Mark II which was the first digital SLR capable of recording full HD video. The short film he shot mostly at night, called "Reverie", become popular over night. Something that Canon never intended got more and more in focus of amateur filmmakers all over the world: Shooting films and commercials with a stills camera. It only took a few month and the first accessories were released. Since then a lot has happened and a lot of TV shows like "House MD" or "CSI Miami" used DSLRs on set. Philip Bloom, another pioneer in digital filmmaking, used cameras on the Lucas Film production "Red Tails". The small body and the great image quality has fascinated international acclaimed cinematographers like Rodney Charters ("24"). In independent cinema those cameras became indispensable.

Software used in this video: Adobe Premiere Pro + Adobe After Effects


Fenchel & Janisch GbR is not affiliated with any of the companies
shown or named in this video.

© 2012 by Fenchel & Janisch Filmproduktion GbR

Marcel Fenchel and Moritz Janisch are a team of filmmakers based in Frankfurt, Germany.
Their film production company, Fenchel & Janisch, produces commercials and corporate videos for a broad variety of companies from different branches.
Since the start of the DSLR revolution their goal is to provide interesting and straight to the point filmmaking and editing tutorials for beginners and advanced film enthusiasts from all over the world.
Besides famous tutorials like “The ultimate Introduction to DSLR Filmmaking” or “How to get the Filmlook” that both got over 1 Million views on YouTube, Fenchel & Janisch also share technical gear reviews, short films and behind the scenes videos. The documentary “Format Frankfurt” was entirely shot with HD DSLRs over a period of three years. The full-length film premiered in May 2014 in German cinemas and is available on video on demand:

Find out more about the work of Marcel Fenchel and Moritz Janisch at

Filmmaking Techniques

By on October 17, 2016

Twitter: @CurtisBrownjohn

'Filmmaking Techniques'
A senior-year high school video project that gives a brief demonstration of a variety of camera and editing techniques. Included: camera shots, angles, framing, movement, focus, white balance, composition, lighting, animation, blue/green screen, keying, colour adjusting, cloning, slow-motion, image effects, transitions and sound editing.

Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro.
Filmed on a Canon MV800i MiniDV Handycam.

Songs are 'Clocks' and 'Speed of Sound' respectively by Coldplay.