He's right. Vimeo consistently has loading/freezing issues whether I watch at home, at work or on mobile. Its super frustrating.
LEDs have made this so much easier. Now you can clamp pretty powerful lights just about anywhere without wires. With remotes you could even turn them on & off or adjust intensity.
When it comes to frame lines, I like to tape them off so everyone knows where they are. A little bit of marking tape on the floor, wall, etc. lets everyone know what's in and what's out of the shot. With camera moves you can use different colors to show different frames. For outdoor locations I use bean bags or hacky sacks.
I found one of these lenses at the camera store I work at and gave it a try. It works, but be forewarned you pretty much have to be on a mirrorless camera for it to work. I could barely get focus on my DSLR except in extreme closeups.
I'm rather excited by the potential of embedded links and notes in films themselves. This wouldn't work in a theatrical setting obviously (unless we all wore augmented reality glasses at the same time), but since so much viewing now happens on personal devices it makes a lot of sense.
This is the reason I'm thinking that my next doc series will be on YouTube. I can include links and annotations in the video itself that people can engage with or not as they wish. I think it could turn into a rather interesting Choose Your Own Adventure type of experience.
Tip #6: Be patient
I work in a camera store and we sell everything from silly $70 gimbals up to the Steadicam Pilot. I always make sure to lecture people on the fact that operating a stabilizer is a skill that takes time and patience to master. Even so I'd say that 50% of the rigs I sell come back because people are impatient and either unwilling or unable to learn how to fly.
Sometimes I feel guilty demonstrating the rigs because I make it look easier than it is.
Grips don't touch lights here either, but "sparks" don't touch c-stands or diffusion.
Personally I found my work as an LX & grip on shows extremely helpful for understanding what was going on in the cinematography department. Personally I think you should work every position on set at least once, so you know what's going on for everybody.