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Jeff turns his camera around to show the gear making his recent documentaries so visually killer.

To travel the world and document its beauty is one of those highly-coveted, seemingly unattainable jobs, and those who possess these roles often exhibit skills only possible with black magic and the ability to fly. In this video, Jeff, a camera operator for some big name networks, explains the benefits of using a stabilizing rig with a DSLR video camera and what effects can result from this. It’s like information candy for amateur videographers.

Video created by: Jeff Hutchens



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Lindsay Clark

Lindsay Clark has spent the last four years circumnavigating the world three times, hoping to learn constantly by throwing herself into difficult and thrilling situations. Currently, she's the Media Specialist and newMedia Instructor at THINK Global School, the world's first global, mobile high school. Lindsay also runs

  • nicholas

    thanks for this. I’ve been traveling through Egypt for the past month and have been documenting my journey with a Canon 550D… the camera does an incredible job at capturing full HD video, and I’ve been recording at 24fps in order to get that ‘authentic’ feel. I’ve been debating whether or not I should get a stabilizing rig (or make my own) in order to get better shots, and you’ve pretty much convinced me. I found it difficult to set up my tripod when I was on top of Mt. Sinai, for instance, what with the uneven footing that a mountain would naturally provide… and there’s something about doing a pan shot from atop of a crooked rock that just can’t cut it when it comes down to making professional looking shots.

    I’m serious about my filmmaking, and really want to step it up. So, basically, thank you for making this and convincing me. All the best with your work.

    Nicholas K.

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