Camera | Sound | Lighting
- Review of Canon HF M40 camcorder (the 2011 Newbie camera)
- Mono Plug Adapter—get rid of one-sided audio when using mono external mic.
- Rule of Thirds Demo—An explanation from the Digital Photography School.
- Another Rule of Thirds Demo—This time, a video example (blocked inside EUSD).
- Elements of Cinematography - great ideas for shots
- Track down the golden hour—Everyone knows the golden hour (the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset), but it's a moving target over the year. This site will tell when it is no matter what.
- Down and Dirty Green Screen—Lighting ideas for best results.
- Cool Lights—Interested in making cheap, cool fluorescent lights suitable for video? Check it out.
- Media College Camera Tutorial—Nice overview of how to get good results from your camera.
- Camcorder Reviews—Which camcorder is right for you?
- Want ideas for video equipment? —Type "Maggi" in the last name box (under Public Wishlist) for some things we've done some research on. No guarantees, but it's a place to start.
- DigitalJuice TV—Excellent video tutorials on how to improve every aspect of your videos—sound, lighting , composition, etc. Highly recommended.
- CuePrompter.com—need a free teleprompter? Here you go.
- iPhone App: Movie*Slate—the best of the clapper apps
- Project LIVE Green Screen Information
- Owle iPhone holder—comes with wide angle lens and front-pointing microphone. Will go on a tripod. See a review here.
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- Using an External Microphone—Learn how to use the mic kit we gave you for Project LIVE
- FilmSound.org—dedicated to the art and analyses of film sound design
- Award winning library of royalty free music from RoyaltyFreeMusic.com They allow us to use their resources for EUSD projects.
- Headphone.com Looking for better headphones to shoot and edit with? Try here.
- DVX User Audio Forum—very active forum with lots of good information to mine.
- Now Hear This—DV Info audio forum with active participation of very knowledgeable people.
- Want ideas for audio equipment? —Type "Maggi" in the last name box (under Public Wishlist) for some things we've done some research on. No guarantees, but it's a place to start.
- Audio - EUSD Production Audio - shooting techniques to improve your audio.
- Audio information clearinghouse—If you have questions about moving towards a more pro-level audio workflow, there's a lot to be had here (make sure you're at comment #1).
- Converting sound files for use in digital video—it's more than just grabbing it from iTunes
- •Converting sound files: the Movie—Visual companion to handout above on how to convert any sound file so
- Free Music from SmartSound—custom lengths up to 4 minutes.
- SonicFire Pro—Create custom scores for your multi-media projects. Watch this movie to see how.
- Turn your iPhone/Touch into a recording studio for $60 total (without the mic): ProAudio to Go | XLR Adapter for iOS device
- The World of Foley—interesting discussion of creating sounds for film and video
- Lighting on the Cheap—Lots of good ideas for those on the budget.
- Cheap Lighting Dimmers—Supposedly good up to 1500 w. Under $20.
- Lowel EDU—great, interactive site put up by Lowel, a big name in video lights (our check-out kits are from Lowel). Worth a peek.
- TechLearning—Good introduction in easy language.
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