Using a Camera Slider for Great Looking Video Shots

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I’m always on the lookout for ways to get better looking video shots.  Each week, I release a show called DSLR Video Tips on  The episode is free for one week (you don’t even have to be a member, that’s how nice they are). The show is co-hosted by friend and long-time collaborator Robbie Carman.

Here’s two recent video we did all about sliders.  A slider can help you put a camera into motion to capture interesting shots with fluid movement.  Check out Robbie and DP Kevin Bradley.

What is a slider?

Performing camera moves add visual interest to a scene, but how do you make them smooth? Using a slider. In this tutorial, explore what camera sliders are and how they work; take a look at different slider options, from small, portable units to large sliders; and learn about remote-controlled motorized sliders.

Using a slider

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