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How to Film Yourself – Camera, Lighting & Audio Tips

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How to film yourself with a smartphone, Handycam, or professional mirrorless camera setup. Many are working from home and rethinking how they communicate with others. I put together this introductory tutorial to show how you can produce good quality video with your smartphone, a reasonably priced Handycam style camera, or a more professional setup like what I use. iPhone 11 Pro Max: https://jerad.link/iphone11proSony FDR-AX43: https://jerad.link/fdrax43Sony a6600 Kit: https://jerad.link/a6600kitRode VideoMic NTG: https://jerad.link/videomicntgDeity V-Mic D3: https://jerad.link/deityd3 Check out my video production setup here: https://jerad.link/videoproductionkit

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Top 12 Settings to Change on the Sony RX100 VII

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Today we’re going to talk about the top settings that I change on my RX100 Mark VII. I just got it in and this is what I do when I get a camera. I change some settings. It’s a fun day when you get a new camera. I’m actually excited about this little camera. Even though I have the previous version of it, I think that there are some things that I’m really going to like, like the zero blackout on the display being able to shoot images fast, I’m just excited to be able to get to spend some time with the camera and bring back my thoughts and share them with all of you. So make sure to click the subscribe button on the channel because I will be putting out some content on this little camera soon.  Product Links:Sony RX100 VII Camera: http://jerad.link/rx100viiCamera Cage for Protection: http://jerad.link/rx100viicageSD Cards I Use: http://jer.fyi/64gbprosdcardSmall Camera Bag fits camera with or without the cage: http://jerad.link/lowepronewport30 Before we get started, the first thing that you’re going to want to do, is set the date and time and the appropriate time zone for your camera. Because if you don’t do this, you’re going to end up having issues with those photos when you go and upload them to services like Google Photos. It’s not going to have your photos organized or situated very well and it’s just going to be frustrating. So for me, I go ahead and customize all of this stuff so I don’t have to deal …

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My First Shots with the Nikon Z6

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Today I wanted to show you my first shots and talk a little bit about the Nikon Z6. This is a mirrorless camera from Nikon. There are two versions, there’s the higher end Z7 and this is the Z6. This is the competitor, I guess you would say with the Sony a7 III and then maybe the Z7 would be the competitor of the a7R III. I was super excited about trying out this camera because when I was at NAB, I stopped by the Nikon booth and they had a bunch of them on display and I’d been maybe a little intrigued from the beginning because Nikon just kind of jumped in and started making mirrorless cameras where Canon kind of dabbled in it a little bit, had some failures and then kind of got serious about it. Nikon Z6 with 24-70mm f/4: http://jerad.link/nikonz6kitNikon Z6 Body Only: http://jerad.link/nikonz664 GB XQD Card: http://jerad.link/xqd64gb So I was really interested to see the camera. I spent a few minutes with it and was just really impressed with how it was performing with Nikon DSLR style lenses adapted to it, the autofocus with super snappy. That was one of the reasons why when I switched to Sony, I got rid of all my Canon glass because even with the adapters, it still was just a slow process. I mean, yeah, I was putting Canon glass on a Sony and this is Nikon, like older Nikon glass on newer Nikon icon system. So something could be said for that. But …

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Handsfree iPhone Cinematography 4-Axis Slider Setup

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Today’s modern filmmaker needs cameras and tools to help get the shot with minimal assistance. We are making videos about all sorts of topics and want our content to stand out. Many of the filmmaking tools out there can do a lot, but sometimes you have to create your own tools out of what’s available. That is what I did with the ROV Pro Everday Slider and the Movi Cinema Robot. Product Links (Amazon)Movi Cinema Robot: https://jer.fyi/moviROV Pro Everyday Slider: https://jer.fyi/rovproArca Swiss Mini Plate: https://jer.fyi/arcaminiplateArca Swiss Clamp: https://jer.fyi/arcaclamp Hey, what’s up? It’s Jerad with Ditch Auto and this contraption here is a full motion slider that I concocted out of a couple of different things for a mobile phone, like an iPhone or your new Galaxy S10. So what do you do when you want to get those super smooth shots? And yes, I know that your phone cameras have some stabilization built into them and they do a good job, but what about those cool shots that you just couldn’t possibly get unless you had some sort of a system? Maybe you’re by yourself and you want to get some cool B-roll shots like this one. That is right. That shot was done completely hands free. I did not touch anything other than hitting start and letting it go. And I acted in my own scene. And a scene like that can be easily done on an iPhone with a setup like this. So let’s break down what I’ve got going on here. So what …