Chung Dha is a Photographer, Filmmaker and Youtuber who has shared his skills and knowledge to the creative community and gained quite the audience on Facebook and Youtube. Simply improving your visual experience in design, photography and videography.
In this video we recommend two compact light stands for on location shoots for start up photographers or filmmakers. As for any job having proper lighting is important, but also the correct tool for holding the lights up. This video we recommend two compact light stands that we use quite a lot and found them the best suited to move to locations when having a shoot.
Compact Lightstands for on location shoots - Chung Dha - YouTube
Manfrotto Nano Pole Stand – https://amzn.to/2QrhuZc
The first is that Nano Pole Stand which got special features and it being quite small when collapsed 49cm and reach 195cm height when extended. Its a great light stand when you are a single shooter and only need one stand for the job, as its lightweight and also quite small to carry without getting in your way. There is also a version without the extended feet which is the Manfrotto 5001B Nano stand ( https://amzn.to/2EjbESw ) which cost slightly less, but honestly the extended feet often needed when using any modifiers like and umbrella. Also we found the bag that comes with the Manfrotto Compact action tripod ( https://amzn.to/2UF74Uo )is the perfect fit for this stand and enable us to carry it and not get damages when traveling.
Manfrotto 1051bac – https://amzn.to/2PzxvHh
The 2nd light stand we recommend is the Manfrotto 1051bac, which in size is taller than the Nano being 67cm, but also have a reach of 210cm which is taller. However why we recommend it is because this stand is stackable and interlocks with each other making it easier to carry a stack of them, but also when placed in a case, they don’t shuffle around and get scratch that easily. And the 1051BAC can hold up to 4kg which allows it being use with a much heavier light setup on top.
In this video I am showing you an Interview lighting kit I have put together myself. All of it fitted nicely inside on large Pelican 1615 Air, so when I need to film an interview I have to bring this Pelican with one other bag and not have many separate bags to carry. This make it quite easy also keep everything nice and tidy. However still gonna expand on this set as lately found there is a lid organiser available for it to put even more gear in this Pelican case.
Inside my interview Lighting Kit by Chung Dha - YouTube
In the past instead of using one single large Pelican case I would had used many bags for many of the equipments, but honestly it becomes quite difficult to move around and especially as a one man band to move everything from one location to another. Luckily with todays tech everything have become much easier.
This Adobe Premiere Pro Tutorial we are teaching you how to make an Audio Wave Title Effect, it is not using any real audio but it just looks like it could be. Its a nice way to do a title reveal, especially for people who want to have it audio themed, but also its nice for clubbing and party videos.
Audio Wave Title Effect Premiere Pro 4 minute Tutorial by Chung Dha - YouTube
In this video we are going to show to how to make an affordable Cine Shade Lens Flag for around $25 USD. This is great to flag of light from hitting your lens from a certain angle to avoid lens flare or haze. Also be a much smaller setup as its mounted via the hotshoe and not needing rails for it either compared to using a softbox, but also attract far less attention from people also.
DIY Cine Shade Lens Flag for $25 by Chung Dha - YouTube
Currently Profoto only have release a Profoto A1 for Nikon and Canon. However you can use the Canon version on the Sony but also Panasonic Cameras, however you do need to change the setting on the Profoto A1 to make it work. However there are a few draw backs by doing this as you won’t have TTL, HSS nor IR Flash Assist. However most users would manually set their flash power manually anyways instead of TTL, however there is no work around HSS and the fastest shutterspeed you can use is 1/200. But the great thing with the Profoto A1 is you can use it still as a remote for your B1 or B10.
Profoto A1 on Sony Mirrorless Camera Tip by Chung Dha - YouTube
In this video I tested my GH5 with 4:3 mode which got an odd 3328×2496 so I downscaled it to and also converted to normal and final is a 2560×960 video. I really like the look of the shots and grading I lowered the shadows, blacks and to give the footage bit more contrast.
Panasonic GH5 + Sankor 16C + Helios 44-2 + Singe Focuser Anamorphic test by Chung Dha - YouTube