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Cheap Wireless Mic Alternative – Zoom H1 Pack – QUICK FX

Knoptop has a simple solution for replacing the need for wireless lav mics. Check it out.


Fisheye Lens for $6 Dollars – QUICK FX

Knoptop takes you out of your comfort zone with this quick FX tip on using a home style peephole lens as an attachment for your camera. He comes up with some interesting results. If you use this technique in a film, we’d love to see it. Send us a link to your Youtube or a hard copy and we’ll do our best to help you get more views.


iPhone videography & DIY XLR mic-to-iPhone adapter : Indy News

Loving all the tips for diy projects on this episode of Indy Mogul. I love to get in the garage and get to soldering. Is it just me or do all a/v tech nerds like it too? Anyway, these tips are great to get a beginner on the road to making movies or even advertising, so have a look at this episode and don’t forget to leave your comments below.


Put Yourself in the Avengers! – Film Riot

This episode of film riot goes into detail on how they achieved placing themselves inside a major motion picture release trailer. Of course they chose the Avengers, but beside that, they did a good job. The overacting makes the clips stand out so you can easily tell where the clips aren’t real. Enjoy:) Now who is going to put themselves in a skinimax flick?

Make sure to come back and post links to your clips of putting yourself in your favorite movie!


How to Make Your Own Boom Pole, Blimp, and Windscreen

Great little DIY kit idea. Even for Videomaker, this actually looks like it would work fairly well for a guerrilla filmmaker. However, I would add that it’s always good to wear gloves while handling a boom and also, make sure to watch out for any dangling audio lines that may bang against the boom while recording. And last and most important using an experienced audio recordist is imperative to any production. They understand simple audio basics like peaking/saturation, noise floor, gain and more. If you get a boom op or recordist that doesn’t understand these terms, run away and find another. Sure there may be a situation where you have to use who you have access to, but also don’t forget to check the audio repeatedly while on set in the recording process. There is nothing more frustrating than getting back to the studio to realize that you’ve recorded horrible audio and you can’t do anything about it.

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