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A gear is a rotating machine part having cut teeth, or cogs, which mesh with another toothed part in order to transmit torque. Two or more gears working in tandem are called a transmission and can produce a mechanical advantage through a gear ratio and thus may be considered a simple machine. Geared devices can change the speed, torque, and direction of a power source. The most common situation is for a gear to mesh with another gear, however a gear can also mesh a non-rotating toothed part, ...

How to Plan for Your Shoot: Storytelling the Stillmotion Way, Part 3

How to Plan for Your Shoot: Storytelling the Stillmotion Way, Part 3

Part 3 of the Stillmotion’s series on Vimeo’s Video School talks about all the preparation you need to put into a shoot before you actually go out there: storyboarding, shot lists, preparing the essential gear, and of course, keeping it simple when it calls for it.

Basic Advice for Choosing the Best Budget Video Camera

Basic Advice for Choosing the Best Budget Video Camera

If you're shopping for gear to make videos during the sales events this season, you're likely going to be attracted to low cost, budget video gear. Cost is important, and I encourage everyone to make their videos in the most cost-effective way possible, but it's important to know the limitations of the gear …

Rhino Slider Review – Affordable DSLR Camera Slider for Cinematic Video [Reel Rebel #32]

Rhino Slider Review   Affordable DSLR Camera Slider for Cinematic Video [Reel Rebel #32]

On this week's Reel Rebel episode we share another common filmmaking technique that's often used by professionals to capture smooth, cinematic looking shots – through the use of a camera slider.  Professional camera slider systems can be quite pricey and until recently, affordable systems were …

Tips for Shooting Great Video While Traveling On-The-Go [Creator's Tip #48]

Tips for Shooting Great Video While Traveling On The Go [Creators Tip #48]

It’s relatively easy to create great looking video when you have things that are under your control in your studio, but what about when you want to shoot video while traveling on the go?  On this week’s Creator’s Tip, Sonia Gil provides us with 6 …

When To Use A Jib, & How To Make Your Own – Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

When To Use A Jib, & How To Make Your Own   Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

In filmmaking, one of the most useful pieces of equipment you can have in your arsenal is a jib. A jib operates a bit like a see-saw, using counterweights to balance the camera, and it allows for unique camera movements and camera angles that you …

An Interactive YouTube Music Video Featuring QR Codes

An Interactive YouTube Music Video Featuring QR Codes

We've written a few times lately about QR codes getting all mixed up with online video, and the possibilities raised by that sort of thing. Even though QR codes are still below the radar of most of the population, that will very likely change. And …

Corel Video Studio Pro X4 – Video Editing Software Review

Corel Video Studio Pro X4   Video Editing Software Review

We talk about video, how to get it online, how to help people find it. But we rarely ever talk about the software for actually making, editing and putting it all together. So I got my hands on some video editing suites including the Corel …

E-Commerce Product Videos Convert Visitors Into Buyers: A Case Study

E Commerce Product Videos Convert Visitors Into Buyers: A Case Study

Direct Marketing News has a great write up about Paintball-Online.com. Paintball-Online.com is, as you might suspect, an e-commerce website selling paintball and paintball-related products. And in case you've never run across a paintballer or played yourself, allow me to tell you that these are some …

Maybe YouTube Shows Partners Too Much Love?

Maybe YouTube Shows Partners Too Much Love?

YouTube yesterday announced a new initiative aimed at giving a handful of select up-and-coming partner channels an extra boost. It's called YouTube NextUp, and is part of the overall YouTube Next initiative–their new partner-growth division staffed mostly by employees of the recently-acquired Next New Networks. …

How Microsoft Uses Video to Increase Employee Productivity

How Microsoft Uses Video to Increase Employee Productivity

Did you know that Microsoft has their own YouTube? No, I don't mean Bing Videos. I mean Academy Mobile. Never heard of it? Me neither, until I read this piece yesterday at Ragan.com. Academy Mobile is just like YouTube–users can upload videos, rate videos, comment …

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