Matt stirs up some controversy as he starts an open forum on camera preference. Panasonic HVX 200, JVC or HD110u? You decide which camera is king, and make sure to tune in next week for the follow-up episode where we discuss viewer comments. Make sure your voice is heard!
Shooting in extreme weather conditions? Heavy rain or snow and high winds can pose quite the obstacle, but with a little bit of foresight, a few tips from Matt, and the right equipment, such as a rain barney and woolie, your show will go on!
The president of Viddler, Robert Sandie, joins Matt to explain Microphone Directional Patterns. If you need help directing your mic, learn how to as Matt discusses cardioid, omnidirectional, and shotgun microphones.
The new laptop from Apple, the MacBook Air, is causing quite a stir in the computer market. Matt takes a break from video production to look at this new ultra-thin computer and weighs its pros and cons. Watch for a special appearance by two of our fans.
Guest star Daddy Owen (Owen Edgerton), from the hit internet series DadLabs (http://www.dadlabs.com), interviews an anonymous fugitive from the criminal underworld. Matt explains how to maintain anonymity using the proper lighting and audio effects.
Josh Kelley shoots a video for his new song "Unfair" off the album Special Company. Watch as Matt guides viewers through the video production of Josh Kelley's new single!
Master broadcast editor Bill Cammack teaches us and Matt how to match color hue in Final Cut Pro. Learn as Master Bill explains the basic technique used for matching shots.
Matt collaborates with master broadcast editor Bill Cammack. Master Bill guides Matt and viewers alike through the process of correcting white balance using Final Cut Pro's three-way color corrector effect.
Matt gives users a quick overview of Sony's brand new PMW-EX1 Prosumer Video Camera and its proprietary SxS Media Cards. This camcorder was announced this January during CES in Las Vegas.
Through the magic of the iPhone Matt and the Blonde Mute take a unique look at the 2007 we've all shared. Share your favorite Shirtless Apprentice moments with others this holiday season and be sure to leave a comment! Enjoy!
Shooting to tape? That's so earlier 2007. Matt teaches you the benefits of shooting directly to hard drive. Prepare yourselves, because the world of tape and external hard drives are about to collide.
Matt follows up his last segment on syncing timecode for a multi-camera shoot with a quick explanation on how to utilize this technique in the edit. Learn how quick and easy multi-camera editing can be when using the multicam function in Final Cut Pro.
Matt gives us some quick tips on how to sync timecode for multi camera footage. Be sure to watch the follow up episode next week where Matt will show us how to synchronize the footage once you enter the editing phase.
Double-Oh-Matt instructs how to properly light and set for a cyclorama shot. Once you learn from his quick pointers, you'll be able to enjoy the creative freedom that the infinite depth of a properly lit cyc can provide. But be careful!
Matt gets jibby with it! The Shirtless Apprentice teaches you how to assemble, adjust, and use a junior jib.
Learn how to frame and block an over-the-shoulder shot as Matt demonstrates the use of cutters to block lens flair.
Matt describes how to capture the Vertigo Effect in your shot. This effect, also known as the Dolly Zoom, helps to create a feeling of dizziness, confusion, and surprise!