This is another great vid from Indy Mogul. It’s a DIY video light.
Griffin builds a powerful, DIY video light for $86, using hardware store parts, and eight 100-watt-equivalent compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs. Also discussed: three-point lighting and color temperature / white balance.
Light output: 12,800 lumens, or 13 incandescent bulbs worth of power, but uses only 184 actual watts
Color temperature: 5,000 degrees Kelvin (often called “daylight”)
Power consumption: draws 3.2 amps
We found this intstuctional video for how to build your own spider dolly with PVC and skateboard wheels on youtube this morning. It comes from Final Cut King. Follow that link for a pdf, and check the site for lot’s more. It’s DIY FRIDAY!
Here is an example vid:
Spider mounted boom pole from Backyard FX for DIY FRIDAY! We felt like we were slacking on DIY audio tools, so we dug this up for you.
Ever watch a video and realize that you can’t hear anyone talking? Well, make sure you don’t make the same mistake as them as Zack shows you how to make you’re own Boom Pole! Perfect for capturing all the audio you need!
Indy Mogul’s Backyard FX features cheap, DIY filmmaking tips and tutorials including special effects, props, and camera equipment. ‘Build’ episodes on Mondays and ‘Original Short’ test films on Tuesdays featuring the build.
From the RealmPictures Vimeo page:
Dave and the team create a single shot from an action sequence using entirely practical effects, all shot on the 7D.
For a tutorial on how to create your own DIY compressed air cannon like the one shown in the video, along with 9 other action tutorials, skip along to our KickStarter page and pick up the Indie Action Pack!
Check out ‘Zomblies’ here: zomblies.com
**Probably not that useful for you documentary film makers out there… but I guess anything is possible.
It’s DIY Friday again. You almsot always need lights to shoot video… but you can’t always afford those rather expensive pro kits. We’re here to help, and curate the webs DIY tutorials. Let’s put together some cheap lighting.
This week TheLindsayBoo teaches you how to make a $20 light with barndoors for focusing the light, adding gels, and diffusion, and such.
This is a HOW TO video for people on a tight budget. For under $20 I manage to create decent lighting with barndoors using items from my local hardware store and dollar store.
We’d say be careful with cardboard barn doors… lights get hot.
This weeks DIY Friday is from Backyard FX. It’s summer time, let’s go swimming… with our cameras! Yes you can build an affordable underwater rig. (BE CAREFUL WITH THIS!!!!!)
Tired of destroying your valuable camera when you go swimming? Need to find a way to get that awesome “JAWS” shot you’ve been dying to get? This week, Zack shows you how to make a killer underwater camera rig with supplies from your local hardware store!Indy Mogul’s Backyard FX features cheap, DIY filmmaking tips and tutorials including special effects, props, and camera equipment. ‘Build’ episodes on Mondays and ‘Original Short’ test films on Tuesdays featuring the build.
It’s DIY Friday! This week Tom Antos teaches you how to make a blue screen.
How to setup and light a blue/green screen that you can use in your next video. I go over the proper techniques that hollywood productions follow when shooting a special effects sequence.
Have you heard of the Frugal Filmmaker? We just did, and he has a lot of synergy with our DIY Fridays! In this episode from his Youtube Channel, he details how to build a jib for $30. Pretty cool. He’s got lots more, check it 0ut. Follow him on Twitter. And hey, follow us on Twitter as well for all kinds of DIY filmmaking tips, inspiration videos, and an inside look at the projects we’re working on.
1- 10′ length of chain link top rail
2- training wheels with rubber grooved tires
1- dumbell handle with screw collars
1- Simpson Strong Tie A24 angle (Home Depot SKU# 590007)
1- roll of 50lb. test fishing line
1- small hook & eye turnbuckle
1- quick plate from your tripod
2- 1/2″ PVC plugs
1- 1/2″ PVC end cap
1- 1/2″ PVC tee
1- 1/2″ PVC elbow
1- 1/2″ PVC pipe (3″ in length)
1- 1/2″ PVC pipe (5″ in length)
3- 1/4″ machine screws (1 1/2″ in length)
4- 1/4″ nuts with nuts
1- 1/4″ lock washer
2- 1/4″ fender washers
1- 3/8″ bolt (3″ in length)
1- 3/8″ bolt (4″ in length)
7- 3/8″ nuts
2- 3/8″ fender washers
1-4 3/8″ washers
1- 3/8″ lock washer
1- knobbed 1/4″ bolt with 5-6 exposed threads
1- 1/4″ screw (2 1/2″ in length)
1- 1/4″ wing nut