Latest Tutorials

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July 24, 2011 - 10:16 pm

Video lighting basics – understanding electricity

Lighting is what separates the men from the boys when it comes to video and film production. Understanding lighting and using it…
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April 7, 2011 - 12:23 pm

Recovering deleted video files

Up until now, I've been pretty diligent with my media. I use P2 on a regular basis and now I'm shooting more and more with the…
Paper Lantern a.k.a. The China Ball
March 1, 2011 - 10:03 am

DIY lighting – it’s easier (and cheaper) to light your film than you might think

I have been in this business for a while and I have heard people say a lot of wrong things about lighting. Most of the time, the…
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August 31, 2010 - 12:33 pm

The truth about video gain and how to use it properly

A simple explanation on the use (or misuse) of gain for exposing a shot.

pA Blog and News

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February 4, 2014 - 9:11 pm

TrackX powered by Mocha is an FCPX plugin that you’ve been missing

One of my favorite things about Final Cut Pro X is the ability to get great plugins at affordable prices. TrackX powered by Mocha,…
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November 7, 2013 - 9:51 am

Why you should consider Avid Media Composer 7

I'd like to start off this review by saying that I haven't used Avid as much lately as I have in the past. This is not by choice,…
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June 11, 2013 - 6:36 pm

How Ron Howard inspired my career in television…without even knowing it

I have been working in this business since 1997 but I didn't realize that I wanted to produce television programming until a few…
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August 29, 2012 - 10:30 am

The Jokerbox – production’s latest innovation that will make your shooting life easier

I'm always looking for the latest and greatest production innovation. I spend a lot of my time working in the field, so naturally…

Camera Tutorials

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August 31, 2010 - 12:33 pm

The truth about video gain and how to use it properly

A simple explanation on the use (or misuse) of gain for exposing a shot.
WhiteBalanceTut
June 23, 2010 - 6:17 am

How to white balance your camera

We not only show you how to white balance your camera properly, but we explain the science behind it as well.
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June 16, 2010 - 9:30 am

Keeping a white card nearby is easy with this week’s quick tip

I was working on an edit for a show a few weeks ago and I noticed that the shooters in the field had a pretty good trick that they…
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April 5, 2010 - 9:00 am

The camera operator’s guide to audio controls

We crack the code on audio controls and show you (the camera operator) what you need to know when it comes to getting audio into…

Lighting and Grip

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July 24, 2011 - 10:16 pm

Video lighting basics – understanding electricity

Lighting is what separates the men from the boys when it comes to video and film production. Understanding lighting and using it…
Paper Lantern a.k.a. The China Ball
March 1, 2011 - 10:03 am

DIY lighting – it’s easier (and cheaper) to light your film than you might think

I have been in this business for a while and I have heard people say a lot of wrong things about lighting. Most of the time, the…
Chimera
July 27, 2010 - 11:21 am

Installing (and removing) a soft box

This quick tip video will show you how to install and remove a soft box on a light. This trick here is in the removal, so all of…
CStandRiser
May 5, 2010 - 3:57 pm

C-Stand quick tip – the easy and efficient way to raise any type of light stand or C-Stand

This week's quick tip shows you the proper way to raise a C-Stand without expelling any extra energy or hurting those around you.

Post Production

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May 17, 2013 - 9:16 am

Starting a Project in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

FCP 7 is starting to show it's age. You're boss/company/client is making you change to something else. Which NLE will it be? Final…
ScreenShot_Editing
December 7, 2009 - 9:50 am

Tutorial – A great way to begin any editing project

This tutorial explains the proper way to set up a media elements folder on your system so that you can keep all of your projects…
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November 2, 2009 - 9:00 am

Backing up your projects

Some good tips to backup your project each day before you leave. Follow these tips and you will always cover yourself for that inevitable…
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October 30, 2009 - 9:51 am

Getting organized with your edit

Having good organizational skills will definitely make you a better editor. Follow these simple steps before you start your project…