Filming online design tutorials is not as difficult as one might imagine. Armed with a camera or two, and with a proper camera stabilizer to boot, producing a professional and polished video is easily done. Well there is, of course, the matter of content. No matter how talented the crew and how high-tech the equipment—even with the most expensive track sliders, handheld camera stabilizers, camcorders or DSLR cameras, et cetera—if you haven’t got a good script, the output might be “pretty” enough but it will be ugly for its lack of substance; that alone will make the effort worthless. With this mindset, we developed a number of 5 and 10-minute video design tutorials. The first batch discussed design options and selection of window blinds. We selected a location and set up our camera gear in a couple of areas to go over varied points regarding the subject. Longer segments were shot in the bigger “set,” a bank of casement windows where we employed a dolly for long moving shots. It was the best use for this particular type of equipment because we had plenty of room to lay down the dolly track. Meanwhile, a modestly sized bay window was designated as the smaller set. Here, we set up a tripod and allotted a mini camera stabilizer and a DSLR camera as a secondary camera. These were appropriate for the space and the needs of the script. In other takes of the segments, we also used a small, motorized camera slider to give our footage some variety. It worked well with the needs of the script of the instructional video. Working as we did with a limited budget and manpower, we found that planning the segments to be shot in advance saved a lot of money and headaches. Setting up the cameras, the video camera stabilizers, the blocking, and even making sure that our speaker or presenter has had adequate rehearsal opportunities made things go a lot smoother.