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The Marching Band Trick to Steadier Handheld Moving Shots

Support us on Patreon! https://patreon.com/filmmakeriq John dips into his marching band experience for a tip on how to create smoother walking shots regardless of whether you’re going handheld or using a gimbal #Filmmaking #Camera #Handheld #CameraTechniques

How to Make Air-Powered Blood Squibs

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Take the full Filmmaker IQ course on the Air-Powered Blood Squibs with sauce and bonus material at: https://filmmakeriq.com/courses/make-air-powered-blood-squibs/ Take a brief tour of the history of Blood Squibs before we demonstrate how to build an air-powered blood squib for a gunshot special effect. Then it’s your turn to […]

How a Director Stages and Blocks a Scene

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ How a director approaches staging and blocking a scene dramatically affects the story – in this experiment at YouTube Space LA, we take a boilerplate police detective script and shoot it directing five different ways with different types of blocking to demonstrate how direction and acting can really […]

The History and Science of the Slit Scan Effect used in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Explore the mysterious and forgotten technique of Slit Scan for special effects and how Douglas Trumbull applied the photographic technique to Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Then we’ll do our best to recreate the effect using LEGO.

The Most Important Piece of Equipment You Can Own.

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ This is the story of how a piece of equipment I purchased for a film two years ago saved my house and my home. If you have your own filmmaking safety tip, please leave it in the comments below. Stay Safe

DIY Inline Dimmer Cable Switch (Lighting)

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ John Hess demonstrates how to wire up an inline dimmer to help control the strength of your lights. Keep in mind that most lights “warm up” when you dim them and unless a CFL says it’s dimmable, you’ll have weird results when dimming those bulbs. As always with […]

How to Solder XLR Connections to make a new XLR cable

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Did you bust an XLR cable? Need to make a new one? Here’s a demonstration on how you can solder new XLR heads on an XLR cable.

3 Basic DIY Lighting Techniques for shooting better Film Noir

John Hess delivers 3 basic techniques for shooting better film noir. For more information about the history of film noir check out oru Origins of