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"Worst video ever made? The one that wasn't." -- Kevin (Basic Filmmaker)

New RØDE NT-USB MINI Microphone

NOTE: If the video doesn't play or asks you for access, that's because I scheduled it for release on YouTube for 20 Feb 2020 at 6 AM PST. When you do that, YouTube sets the visibility to private until that time. Probably the shortest blog post ever, as there's not much to say about this...

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TUTORIAL: How to Create Titles and Lower Thirds

I LOVE doing tutorials and showing new filmmakers, videographers, and video editors the basics. HEAVY vs LIGHT Motion graphics, and especially titles, lower thirds, and other text elements animated on the screen add a more professional look to your videos and are helpful to the...

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ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture Explained Simply

Viewer requests are ALWAYS welcome. I made this channel to help others and like many of the videos I do, this video is no exception. TEACHING OTHERS I enjoy explaining the basics to someone new to film and video. I also benefit by refreshing myself on the subject. If you have...

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Random Basic Filmmaker Mentions

I really wish folks would #tagme or say something when they mention me or my channel. It's just nice to know what's being thrown out there, and it's REALLY nice to see that whatever I'm doing, it's helping someone. Here's a quote I accidentally came across (that I forgot I said) used in a...

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ND Filters Explained - Answering Viewer Questions

ANSWERING VIEWER QUESTIONS A viewer asked me, "Can you explain *SIMPLY* what an ND Filter is and why I might need it?" ABSOLUTELY! AFRAID TO ASK There seems to be this weird thing (at least for a few weird people) to attack or vilify (speak or write about in an abusively disparaging...

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What is Basic Filmmaker Unscripted?

The BASIC FILMMAKER UNSCRIPTED YouTube channel was made specifically for members at this university, NOT to get subscribers and views. Although I'd rather have you take a free or paid course and learn something, anyone is invited to join the university WHICH YOU CAN SEE THE DETAILS HERE (and...

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Running a Giveaway With Tips and Tricks

25 JAN 2020. First giveaway video. UPDATE 28 JAN 2020 I sent out emails to all the winners at 3:30 PM on 26 Jan giving them 48 hours to respond. So far I've had FIVE (5) people respond, which means I'll be doing another video pulling names again if they don't respond by 3:30...

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What's this NAB Thing?

REMINDER: If you're going to NAB this year, there has been a change, as they have moved the NAB Show Exhibit Hall Hours for 2020 back one day: Sunday, April 19 | 12 - 6 p.m. New Monday, April 20 | 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 | 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 | 9 a.m. - 4...

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Dealing With Angry People

Periodically you'll see a post like this. Don't worry - they are far and few between. :) Maybe you'll find this interesting (maybe not), but if you're alive, especially if you run a YouTube channel or provide some service to others, you will run across some of these "angry people" and should...

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Deity HD-TX Wireless Transmitter and Recorder

Available at B&H: Deity HD-TX Wireless Transmitter and Recorder UNBOXING VIDEOS A box showed up at my door one day, and I wondered, "What is this?" I found my razor blade and carefully unfolded it (didn't want to slice my fingers), and drew the blade across the top and...

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