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    How To Make Your Own Photo/Video Collage

    There are a few camera tricks and techniques that you can employ to help you draw outside the lines of conventional filmmaking. One such technique that has become popular in recent years is the simultaneous shooting of both photo and video, and incorporating both into a final visual piece.

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    How To Make a Music Video

    Here are a few general guidelines you can follow to increase production value and simplify the overall process of making a music video.

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    Artemis Director's Viewfinder Sets Up Your Video Shot on Your Phone

    No one ever said that being a perfectionist is easy or inexpensive, but for trying to line up the ideal shot, it’s possible for it could be a bit more convenient. So you’ll probably want to suck up the hefty price you need to pay to download the ...

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    The New iPhone Has Nothing New For the Actor

    Do you need either new phone? If you’re happy with the iPhone you have, not really. The 5s is but an incremental upgrade over the standard 5, and the 5c is no upgrade at all.

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    4 Tips for Shooting a Long Take

    Filmmaking is all digital, so you can shoot until your multi-gigabyte-sound-card heart is content. It is a tough trick to pull off well however, so here are a few tips if you are inclined to try it.

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    Novation Launch Provides Portable Audio Options

    With eight factory templates and eight more user templates, you could have as many as 448 controls in your arsenal at any one time—not too bad for a device that measures just a little over 9.5 inches long and 4.6 inches wide.

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    How To Frame a Shot for Your Video Project

    If you want to give your composition the best shot, there are a few guidelines out there that will help make your job a whole lot easier.

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    DIY Ken Burns Effect

    Documentarian Ken Burns' use of still images in addition to moving pictures is so iconic that the film world has named a whole effect after him. The effect lends a visual flow to a piece that wouldn’t necessarily have it. Fortunately, it isn’t hard to achieve.

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    A Clip That Keeps Your Camera Close

    If you have a great idea for a shot that takes place outside the safe environs of your everyday life, Peak Design’s line of camera clips can help ensure that your shooter will survive the trip.

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    Samsung’s Fabulous New Phablet

    The just-released Samsung Galaxy Mega is the first “phablet” I’ve seen that comes close to fusing the phone and the tablet in a way that really makes sense. It's tailor-made for people who need to do more than talk but don’t need (or maybe don’t want ...