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I needed a quick solution to mount my new Modus system with the wheel assemblies option. Rather than fabricate something from aluminum, I decided to make it a quick afternoon project out of inexpensive materials I already had. You could easily make a 10 foot track as the PVC comes in 10 ft sections. I made mine 6 ft so that transportation would be easier. If you make it longer, a third center support stand might be helpful, but with these few materials, you can build up to 8 ft. Prices are from my local building supply chain store. 2 x 10...

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We're deep into Summer and it's hot outside! Let's get your mind off the heat with a cool new product release & giveaway.

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boom mics, camera crane, filmmaking, Low budget films, stabilizer -

Every so often, a low budget film produced with affordable gear comes along that is as good as a blockbuster hit made with a huge budget. So how do they do it? It helps to have great production skills and a creative mind to substitute the high cost of production with available resources. Low budget indie films can range from different topics and genre, but the most important thing is the story. It has to catch and hold the attention of the audience while being backed up with smart and captivating cinematography techniques. No matter what resources you use in...

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I'm a member of a local filmmakers group who get together once monthly to create short films. We pull scripts in a lottery type system and after a month of pre-production, we shoot them on a weekend. Everyone does this for free and mostly out of enjoyment of the process. We also have a lot of aspiring filmmakers on set who are interested in learning by being a part of the production. It's an incredibly enjoyable, low pressure arrangement where I feel like we're able to get creative and have fun. The Problem What's not fun, however, is setting up...

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More than mastering the rules for proper camera settings and filming techniques, a major component that will draw your audience into your film is of course, a good story.A good story doesn’t start on set, it starts in pre-production. The pro filmmaker doesn’t just shoot with the camera, he or she makes the story. We can make up any story and say it’s good, but a pro filmmaker knows that you can’t sell a good story unless:You know and understand your niche. What do you want to be known for? Would you like to be known as the hotshot cinematographer...

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