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My 7 favorite Digital Video websites

Here is a quick rundown of some of the best sites to get your DV Rebel fix when I taking my sweet time getting you some more content:

  • DIYPhotography This site is mainly for the photographer but dont let that fool you they have some stellar articles on lighting, home studios, inspiration on a great looking shot etc etc. Even a article from yours truly!
  • The HV20/30/40 forum. This is a forum for users of one of my favorite cameras the HV30 from canon. In the section DIY and Modifications you will find a veritable TON of info and some great people are there to help you out. However tread lightly in the forum cause the moderators are complete assholes, yes you heard me right I love the site but the people running it are arrogant jerks that think they are all that and a bag of chips. I hate sending people there because of the attitude but you cant beat the info on the site.
  • The Frugal Filmmaker this is a new video blog that I have run across and Scott has some great info and gear for you to get your DV Rebel fix
  • Izzy video is a great site and where I really started getting my first info for my podcasts right from editing to gear. There are some free tutorials there but the meat and potatoes is in his subscription site <–Affiliate link. Now as good as the info there is one thing I see is that he uses all pro equipment now this is not all that bad if you have the money. Still his subscription is worth every cent you put into it.
  • ProLost is a blog from Stu Maschwitz the author of the must have book The DV Rebel’s Guide His blog is awesome and the forum he has at the site for the book is good for a look see as well Rebel Cafe’ forum
  • FilmRiot by far the most entertaining of all the resources. It is a podcast on film making with demo skits to show off what you will be learning. It is so good that even if you are not interested in film making you will enjoy this podcast. I watch it with my wife (who could care less about DV stuff) on my apple tv.
  • Indy Mogul another podcast well actually a network of podcasts for the independent film maker. They have great info but my favorite show is Backyard FX. Some times it has a bit of a college radio show feel to it but they have some great stuff for you to build props and effects. This would be the second stop for the slasher film maker after FilmRiot.

So I hope you like my shortlist of the best websites to visit and please leave a link to your favorite sites below or even send us over to your site to have a look see.

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5 Responses to “My 7 favorite Digital Video websites”

  1. cru jones
    June 2, 2010 at 6:44 am #

    Good list! I love Film Riot myself. Very entertaining and inspiring.

  2. Dennis
    June 2, 2010 at 6:48 am #

    Great set of resources. Thank you. Complete newb to making movies, what is the one “get started today” site you’d recommend?

  3. admin
    June 2, 2010 at 7:34 am #

    The ‘Get started today’ resources I recommend would be Izzy video http://shows.izzyvideo.com/ and get yourself a copy of the ‘Digital Rebel’s guide’ or check it out from your library. Both of these are things you would have to pay for unfortunately but they are worth every penny. Also a good thing to do is just check out the local library for the books they have. You can read through the books and then once you have a good idea of the ones you like go and buy them.

  4. Karl Staib - Work Happy Now
    June 2, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    I’m not very big into digital video. I know that I need to be, so this is a great start. Thanks.

  5. Scott Webb
    June 2, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    This is is cool list to bookmark so that when I get more into this, I’ll be able to put it to more use.

    I wanted to share a really cool link to something I am seriously dying to try –

    http://www.stuckincustoms.com/stuckinmotion/

    I don’t know if you’ve seen that at all but it’s pretty much a rebel use of a camera only costing about $200 on amazon. Talks about how to do it a bit as well. Maybe you could talk more about the technique in more detail too

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