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About film making techniques

I have developed a big interest in film making recently (I hope it isn't a fad). I am interested more in the technical side like cinematography, editing, lighting etc than acting, direction etc. I am ...
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Things to do during shoot to prevent loss of quality during extreme colour grading in post?

I am doing a shoot where I will need to increase the saturation quite a bit in post. You can only really push it so far before you get artifacts etc. so I'm just wondering if there is anything I ...
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How to create a good short video with limited supplies and time

My buddy and I are contemplating putting a project up on Kickstarter. Most projects have a video (nice quality for the most part) that users can view to get a gist of the project and decide whether or ...
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Music video lighting with small budget?

I'm shooting the main performance and possibly some other scenes of a music video for my band (I'm not in it) and the scene is like this: In a field or in a forest (some variation thereof). ...
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filming objects that emit light in low light conditions

I have a Canon HF100 HD camera which I'm using to produce video for youtube and other online video channels, in HD. I need to primarily shoot video of objects and people in low light conditions, ...
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White Balance/ Filters

I have a silly question: Do I have to the WB before or after choosing a Color filter? If I do it after, then the camera will "see" white and the filter wouldn't make sense. If I do it before, why just ...
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Improve chroma key effect in Sony Vegas

I'm performing some tests with the chroma key, I already noticed that blue screen will not perform well for me (the subject is often in black, which doesn't match well with blue), so I got a green ...
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Cluster laser stage lighting

I'm not entirely sure if this is on-topic here, since it's about stage lighting rather than audio or video directly, but I'll give it a shot. I've been looking at various types of laser stage ...
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Achieving the Elf “Angel” effect

I'm looking to achieve something similar to this effect in a short film for 2 shots : This is from the new Hobbit movie, with of course a massive budget. To me it looks mostly a digital effect ...
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Whats the difference between a sekonic light meter CINE version vs non-cine version

I'm looking into getting a used Sekonic light meter, my question is what are the advantages of getting 'CINE' version light meters Sekonic makes versus the regular versions. I'm going to be primarily ...
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Color temperature

If there is more than one light source, they should be the same temperature, right? If this isn't always the case, when should they be different?
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Lighting for shooting a presentation

I need to record a presentation at a conference. I did it last year and the lighting was so low it was unusable. i want to come prepared this year, so i need advice on proper lighting. The subject ...
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Halogen brightness for video

I'm trying to get an idea of the brightness of halogen lights before I go and buy any. I'm going to be producing a music video and for some indoor scenes I'll need lighting. I'm on a small budget ...
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Lighting and Camera Angle of the Video

I'm trying myself with my first video. I made the figures with crayon/colored pencils. I have made the video at night with a desktop light. The pencil drawings seem to glow, how can i prevent ...
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Light settings for indoor shoot - Sony dcr sx60

I have a Sony Handy Cam (sony dcr sx60) and no tripod with me. I have to make an indoor video shoot (I am a beginner and it is a test shoot). The subject will not be moving and it could be a ...
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Does anybody have suggestion to recreate this light trail effect?

Maybe you know this wonderful video: ...
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Remove noise in video post production

I have a video, shot with a recent but low-end camcorder (Samsung HMX-Q10) in Full HD 1920x1080/50i. The problem is that there wasn't enough light (I guess) and the camcorder added some "parasites" ...
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Bad video camera + little money = decent video quality

I have a Kodak Easyshare z950 camera. Previously I only used it to take some pictures while traveling. Now I want to seriously work with video. Not that seriously as in TV studio, but still I want to ...
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What's a good, cheap, piece of gear to start with when adding lighting equpment to your toolset?

I now have a camera that I'm quite satisfied with, and also a couple of different microphones for recording audio that doesn't sound horrible. However, something I haven't paid attention to yet is ...
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How to create a video like this?

How do I create a video like this? If I want to create such videos, I want to know Type of instruments to be used(including camera, etc.) Light settings After effects Software suggestions if any ...
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Near natural lighting with softbox wattage between 2400 to 2700?

I record video with a large window as a softbox during the day, but I want to record during the night keeping those nice ambient shadows and even lighting. I'm planing to buy a 3 piece softbox kit. I ...
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suction-cup lamps for video lighting [closed]

Here's an idea that I wonder if anybody has tried... In order to get better lighting for indoor video camera work, get a few small pendant lamps, each with a suction-cup. Just stick them onto a ...