We're big fans of filmmaker Joey Shanks and his instructional videos for fellow DIY filmmakers, so we're excited to share his latest video (which he produced in association with PBS Digital Studios). This one features what Shanks calls "odd but effective techniques we use to make our films!"

Since Shanks was self-taught, he developed many of these ideas over the past 12 years he's been making movies. 

It's amazing what you can accomplish with some gaffer's tape, cardboard and a dimmable head lap.

Check out the video below: