Beware the Ides of March! I was itching to say that. Ahem. Here is a collection of MAKE magazine articles related to DIY movie making. Note that most back issues of MAKE are available for purchase in the Maker Shed. Don’t miss any future articles … subscribe!
MAKE Volume 01 $14 Video Camera Stabilizer – Make this ultra-low-cost video camera stabilizer and see how much better your video shots turn out. Flexible Gooseneck Camera Mount – Put a camera or camcorder pretty much anywhere with this flexible camera mount built from a cheap desk lamp.
MAKE Volume 02 15-Mile-High Club – Art Vanden Berg’s computer-controlled model glider took images from 79,000 feet. Stop Motion Animation, the Easy Way – With iStopMotion, making Gumby is less pokey. Webcam Telescope – Video from still camera zoom. No More Cue Cards – Make a teleprompter with a laptop, a sheet of glass, and some scrap wood.
MAKE Volume 03 Mailbox Movie – Make a movie that’s shot in many locations around the world without leaving your house.
MAKE Volume 04 How to Make a Film, Without Money, While Being Bombed – Shooting a documentary in Belgrade is risky business. Film Jockey – Julie Meitz uses old film projectors to create collages of light and color. VJing 101 – Performing live video combines the visual power of filmmaking with the spontaneity of jazz.
MAKE Volume 07 How to How-To – Use a head-mounted video camera to produce instructions for making things. A Sublime Machine – Mike Wilder makes Lego robots for time-lapse 3D videos of carnivorous plants. Rocket-Launched Camcorder – Launch a hacked single-use camcorder in a model rocket. How to Drink Beer on C-SPAN – Put yourself into somebody else’s video. TV-to-Synth Interface – Triggering sound from video images.
MAKE Volume 08 How Not to Make a How-To Video – Ignore these handy rules and your instructional video will turn out great! Van TV – Big sights and sounds hit the streets.MAKE Volume 09 Action Movie Effects – Shoot a fight scene with a blood-spurting knife wound and a head smashing through a window. Online Video Production – Tips and techniques for daily content.
Halloween Creepy Costumes and Macabre Makeup Ultimate Fog Chiller – Build the chiller that won the 2004 HauntCon Chill-Off competition.
MAKE Volume 12 Go Green! – Special video effects are available to anyone with a cheap camcorder and $25 of software. Remake Your Own Hollywood Movie – Dissatisfied with the director’s cut? Direct it yourself!
MAKE Volume 13 In-Car Camcorder Mount – Rig an onboard camera like the cops and NASCAR, for 15 bucks.
MAKE Volume 14 Homebrew Digital 3D Movies – Build your own stereo video camera and 3D viewer. Baja Buggies – With wireless cameras on board, these radio-controlled racers give you virtual reality telepresence.
MAKE Volume 15 Time-Lapse Panning – Make ultraslow motion-control camera mounts, on a budget.
MAKE Volume 16 The First Picture Show – Jack Judson reveals the beginnings of the entertainment industry at his Magic Lantern Castle Museum.