In the news

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Cameraman Rachid el Mourif receives Stan Storimans award

Rachid received the 2010 Stan Storimans award for his exceptional camera work on the earthquake in Haiti.
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Blackmagic introduces 2,5k Cinema Camera for 2995 dollar

The American company Black Magic announced its first Cinema Camera camcorder.
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Panasonic Shows their latest shouldermount AG-HPX600 camcorder

Panasonic announced the energy efficient AG-HPX600 HD camcorder.
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Earl Miller Productions chooses Ikegami for HD video

Earl Miller Productions, Inc. (EMP) is making the transition to HD video...

Technique

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The electronic viewfinder

Making sure your viewfinder is correctly adjusted is one of the most important steps of your pre-operation preparation.
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Setting up the back-focus

A good lens is designed to keep your subject focused throughout the whole of its zoom range. However, to make sure this is the case, the back focus has to be co...
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Explaining all the parts of a zoom lens

The lenses that are used on most professional video camcorders are zoom lenses. In this article we'll explain in-depth all the parts that make up a zoom lens.

Production

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Visual continuity and the mental map

It is important that shots placed after each other match visually otherwise the viewer will loose his attention.
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The single most important thing you need to learn to become a better cameraman

I will tell you what you need to learn to create great footage whether you use a professional camcorder, or a mobile phone.
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Creating a story

When you first start working with a camera, you will have to learn the skills to operate the camera, and learn how all the camera controls work. After that, you...

Camerawork

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Shot Sizes: The Extreme Close-Up

When you look at objects around you, you actually see them in tunnel vision, focusing on just one detail at a time. It is very important that you become comfort...
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Shot size variation and view direction

It is important that the view direction is maintained when cutting shots of different sizes after each other.
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Providing cutting points for the editor

If you want to make your editor happy, you need to create places in your footage where he can make cuts.
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A moving shot: performing clean A to B movements

When you are filming, you have to plan every shot you make before pressing the record button.

Equipment

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Tapes or memory cards: which should you use?

The use of memory cards can bring big advantages when you are travelling abroad. We'll have a look at the pro's and con's of using them.

Practical

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Review: Sony NEX VG10 Camcorder

Consider buying the NEX VG10 when you need a very reasonably priced camcorder that delivers excellent picture quality, and full manual control.
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What qualities do you need to become a good cameraman?

Learn about less obvious qualities a good cameraman should have.
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