Archive for the Tutorials Category

Second Mile Film School

Posted in Tutorials on March 1, 2012 by Andrew Garcia

Second Mile followers and aspiring filmmakers,

As promised, we will be starting up a weekly tutorial show at the end of this month in hopes of inspiring and enabling those of you who are interested in learning more about video production, but we need YOU to help us get the ball rolling! You have questions, we have answers. We want these tutorials to be a help to YOU so let us know what you want!

We will chose one question per week to answer via video tutorial. To have your question answered please send us a video of yourself asking a video production related question which will be posted along with Andrew’s tutorial answer. You can send your video to through

Please comment below with any questions!


GH2 Tutorial Part 2

Posted in Equipment, Tutorials with tags , , on August 10, 2011 by Andrew Garcia

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GH2 set up tutorial – part 1

Posted in Tutorials on July 9, 2011 by Andrew Garcia

Some helpful suggestions for new GH2 users. Feel free to comment with any further questions. Part 2 coming soon!

Go Handheld Without Breaking the Bank

Posted in Tutorials on March 25, 2011 by Andrew Garcia

Seattle Trip – Everett Baptist Church

Posted in Recent Video Shoots, Tutorials on March 9, 2011 by Andrew Garcia
I spent several days in Seattle, WA recently shooting a video for Everett Bible Baptist Church. I worked closely with Pastor Erik Sanders and his assistant, Sam Green. They have a thriving work there in Everett and it was a neat experience to spend time with them.

This project was quite different than most of the projects that I work on as it was not a church promotion but a church planting video. We wanted to showcase Seattle. It was such a beautiful city with a lot of character. This made it relatively easy to capture some great footage. My favorite shots of the trip were taken from the top of the Space Needle.

I used a Pixel intervalometer hooked up to my GH2 and took a couple different timelapse shots from the top of the Needle. I put together a quick demonstration of how to create a timelapse using Quicktime Pro. You can view this at the end of the article as well as watch the entire Church Plant video.

This was my first true video project with the GH2 and I have to say I’m very happy with how it handled. Everything about this camera is better than its predecessor (GH1) – unhacked or hacked. I don’t care how high the mbps are, if there is ugly vertical banding, the shot is tainted. The GH2 doesn’t have issue with that at all until you push into the extreme ISOs.

The message of this video speaks to the great dearth of evangelical Christian churches in the Pacific Northwest – specifically Seattle. Everett Bible Baptist Church is setting out to start several churches in the Seattle area over the next few years. This video is intended to help cast the vision for potential pastors to come and be a part of this effort.

Prayer Card in Photoshop Tutorial

Posted in Tutorials on March 4, 2011 by Andrew Garcia

Sony Vegas Blurred Test Transition Tutorial

Posted in Tutorials on March 4, 2011 by Andrew Garcia