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I am making this thread to put all of the basic filming information in one place, and prevent 100 posts on the same topic and even then 1000 replies saying "use the search function", which doesnt help anyone. To be honest i dont think anyone should ever say that because all that happens is people search for something, and they get a ton of threads with people asking the same question and being told to use the search function and it makes it that much harder to find the right thread

To start here are some good threads to help you pick a camera:

[b][/b]beginners cameras[b][/b]

[url="http://forums.skateperception.com/index.php?showtopic=103557&hl=optura"]optura 20 vs gs180[/url]

[url="http://forums.skateperception.com/index.php?showtopic=103762&hl=optura"]the difference between optura 10 and 20[/url]


if you feel like spending more money check out these upper level cameras

[url="http://forums.skateperception.com/index.php?showtopic=59622"]information on most of the better cameras[/url]

[url="http://www.skateperception.com/reviews/reviews.php?prod=dvc30"]DVC30 review, it was left out of the big camcorder thread[/url]

[url="http://forums.skateperception.com/index.php?showtopic=98343"]this thread compares the vx1000 to most other top level cameras[/url]

[b][/b]if you want to check out footage from cameras check out this sweet thread from sormaz[b][/b]

[url="http://forums.skateperception.com/index.php?showtopic=55103&hl=panasonic+gs+series"]a compilation of cameras and their footage[/url]

filming in super 8 can be cool, even people that are just starting like to jump into this, first of all know that it is film not video which means it is alot more expensive and harder to work with, and second thing is that most of what you need to know you dont need the forums to figure out the people who run skate perception put a whole section on this on the main site [url="http://www.skateperception.com/articles/articles.php?article=super8"]super 8 section on main website[/url]

[url="http://forums.skateperception.com/index.php?showtopic=59832"]here are some more super 8 tips[/url]

[url="http://www.dwaynesphoto.com/newsite2006/movies-ektachrome.html"]what seems to be the best place to get your super 8 developed[/url]

[url="http://www.homemoviedepot.com"]this is a good place to get your footage transferred to digital[/url]

[url="http://forums.skateperception.com/index.php?showtopic=114467&hl="]this is how you get your footage from a DVD to your computer, getting footy put to DVD is much cheaper than DV tape and you can always go from computer back to tape for storage once you capture from the DVD anyway[/url]

[url="http://forums.skateperception.com/index.php?showtopic=118139"]this is a new article I have written about shooting film, it is also pinned[/url]


[b][/b]here is the deal with fisheyes[b][/b]

[url="http://forums.skateperception.com/index.php?showtopic=26762"]fisheye rundown[/url]

you might want a handle for your camera, this is a way to keep your filming steady while filming lines

[url="http://forums.skateperception.com/index.php?showtopic=25420"]here is one way to make one[/url]
[url="http://forums.skateperception.com/index.php?showtopic=21488"]here is another way to make one[/url]

you could always buy a camera handle but im not going to link to that cus i think its retarded and a waste of money

Once you are set up here are some threads that i think did a good job laying out filming fundamentals:

[url="http://forums.skateperception.com/index.php?showtopic=34532"]The Filming Bible[/url]

[url="http://forums.skateperception.com/index.php?showtopic=21878"]using manual settings, a brief explanation[/url]

[url="http://forums.skateperception.com/index.php?showtopic=78920&hl=capture+cam"]you are gonna hear the words capture cam alot, dont know what this is? click here[/url]

for those of you who havent figured it out, street skateboard setups aren't usually the best for filming lines, most people use filmer boards which have softer wheels and wider decks to make riding easier and rolling quieter, here are some examples of [url="http://forums.skateperception.com/index.php?showtopic=68020&hl=filming+board"]filmer boards[/url]

The best and cheapest way to make your board a filming board is to get some longboard wheels man. You dont need a whole different setup. I reccomend you go to blankdecks.com and get their longboard wheels. They are only 15 dollars or something ridiculous like that and they are just as good as name brand wheels you would pay 36 bucks for or more. People ask alot "do you bring your street or filmer board with you skating?" Just bring these spare wheels from blankdecks and a skate tool and you always have both.

here is a thread on mixing tape brands, most people surprisingly are unaware this is even a problem, [url="http://forums.skateperception.com/index.php?showtopic=46904&hl=tapes"]check it out[/url]

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Amazing, hopefully this will help a lot of people.

Here is the deal.

Guys, bookmark this, when someone asks the noob question.

link them to this.

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the funny thing about this is, it really did not take that long to do. I am thinking about making something in post production like "capturing to dvd authoring: the basic post production of a skate video" to compliment this

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[quote name='filmthisvinny' post='1592457' date='Mar 21 2007, 12:07 AM']this guys a genius and i bet he lives up to his name and is a genius at jenga as well.[/quote]

haha dude actually i dont even know why we used the word jenga style but back in like 8th or 9th grade me and my friends started using it for things, our skate crew was the jenga cats and shit like that. It was just a cool word. Now that Im back into filming and back into skateboarding I am rocking jengastyle again. yeah so it actually has nothing to do with the game, it just kinda happened

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A shot in the dark, but maybe you should add connerHT's basic fisheye filming tutorial?

[url="http://forums.skateperception.com/index.php?showtopic=88644&hl=Basic+Fisheye"]http://forums.skateperception.com/index.ph...l=Basic+Fisheye[/url]

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[quote name='Ieatgoose' post='1601095' date='Mar 25 2007, 10:09 PM']A shot in the dark, but maybe you should add connerHT's basic fisheye filming tutorial?

[url="http://forums.skateperception.com/index.php?showtopic=88644&hl=Basic+Fisheye"]http://forums.skateperception.com/index.ph...l=Basic+Fisheye[/url][/quote]


I kinda wanted to stray from putting that in just because I feel like someone is going to look at it and think that it is the only way to film with a fisheye, and maybe that would wrongly influence them not to film a different way that for all we know might be better. I think as far as holding the camera and actual filming techniques watching good footage as opposed to bad footage is better, such as scanning reviews of montages in the video clips section. Seeing is learning, while reading I think could to easily lead to wrong or misunderstood interpretations by the novice. also that tutorial only really shows one way to shoot one kind of trick (stairs, rails, gaps), and there is much more to it than that

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i seriously hope this helps with the BS posts.


thanks!


also, i think [url="http://www.k14movies.com/"]k14 movies[/url] is a good place to get super 8 & 16mm developed

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k14 movies does it for the same price as dwaynes, but im not gonna edit my post just anyone who sees the post can scroll down and see your reply

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[quote name='lil anthony' post='1590727' date='Mar 20 2007, 01:26 AM']THANK YOU![/quote]

yes thankyou!!!! this is really really good.....great job!

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[quote name='JengaStyle' post='1613817' date='Apr 1 2007, 07:50 PM']k14 movies does it for the same price as dwaynes, but im not gonna edit my post just anyone who sees the post can scroll down and see your reply[/quote]

update: first of all I have added the new film topic i wrote to this thread, and I have also included information about how to do some very easy and cheap transfers, and one more thing about the k14 dwaynes thing....they are the same place apparently so we were talking about the same thing

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