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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.
Blackmagic introduces 2,5k Cinema Camera for 2995 dollar
The American company Black Magic announced its first Cinema Camera camcorder.
Panasonic Shows their latest shouldermount AG-HPX600 camcorder
Panasonic announced the energy efficient AG-HPX600 HD camcorder.
Earl Miller Productions chooses Ikegami for HD video
Earl Miller Productions, Inc. (EMP) is making the transition to HD video...
The 7 steps to becoming a professional cameraman
Learn what it takes to become a professional cameraman by taking these seven steps.
Why are we still filming in framerates designed in the 1920's?
Learn why we should move onward from 24p framerates.
Deciding on which camera to use for your first documentary
A list of things to consider when buying the camera for your documentary.
Using shot pacing to tell a story more effectively
Learn how to match two rhythms: the rate of shot changes, and the continuity of the action that is captured.
The electronic viewfinder
Making sure your viewfinder is correctly adjusted is one of the most important steps of your pre-operation preparation.
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...
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.
Visual continuity and the mental map
It is important that shots placed after each other match visually otherwise the viewer will loose his attention.
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.
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...
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...
Shot size variation and view direction
It is important that the view direction is maintained when cutting shots of different sizes after each other.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What qualities do you need to become a good cameraman?
Learn about less obvious qualities a good cameraman should have.
Why you can't find work as a starting cameraman
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