Author: Cherish Ortiz

Cherish received a BFA in Cinematography from the Academy of Art University. She has gone on to work as a freelance 1st camera assistant under award-winning directors of photography and continues to crew on high production films and commercials.

Introduction to Matte Boxes for Video Beginners

Videography

An introduction to matte boxes for beginners in videography – including a handy checklist of what to look for before trying one out. ...

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Beginner Basics for Shooting Video at Night

Videography

Shooting video between the hours of dusk and dawn has its challenges and perks. It creates a natural ambiance for a certain feeling...

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Introduction to Portable Audio Recorders

Audio, Streaming & Vlogging, Videography

Portable recorders are simple to operate but understanding the workflow will help make editing in post-production easier. Here is a brief...

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Custom White Balance and Color Matching for Video

Lighting, Videography

Color matching is an important process for filmmakers. It allows for consistent lighting across scenes (making shots taken at different...

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Intro to Video Frame Rates and Frames Per Second Shooting Speeds

Videography • 4 Comments

How many frames per second is best when shooting video? This depends on the look you are going for. Here is a basic primer on FPS and what...

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Aspect Ratios and Sensor Sizes for Video Beginners

Videography

Digital video aspect ratios have caused a little bit of confusion among beginner filmmakers. Learn the difference between DAR, PAR, and SAR...

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The Best Gear for Home Movies or Vlogging

DJI, Gear Reviews, Streaming & Vlogging, Videography • One Comment

Get recommendations on the most popular DSLRs for home movies and vlogging. ...

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