Making a Custom Movi Pro Case

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Making a Custom Movi Pro Case

With the all new Movi Pro comes the need for a case to stash all the fun gear that goes with it. There are a few pre-made options out there that offer a very secure and safe design when traveling with the Movi. However, I didn’t like the size nor the pricing of these cases. […]

Tokina Cinema Zooms V1 – Interview Test

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Tokina Cinema Zooms V1 – Interview Test

A standard test I like to do when looking at new lenses is a simple interview setup. What I like about this is you can see how the lens does with skin tones, sharpness and bokeh. 99.9% of my shoots has people in it so being able to see how this lens does in an […]

New Podcast!

New Podcast!

Very excited to announce I am starting my own podcast show, the Cinematographer’s Insight Podcast. We have a great lineup for season 1 and cover a wide range of topics. What started out as some chats while at NAB has turned into a podcast sponsored by industry leaders and supported by fellow filmmakers worldwide.

LiteGear LiteMat Review Part 2 – In the Field

LiteGear LiteMat Review Part 2 – In the Field

When I first got the LiteMats (1 and 2L) I was blown away by how well thought out they were. It was such a compact design that packed some punch. For me, they replaced Kinos. I was able to get the same quality punch in a kit that weighed a few lbs. After using them […]

LiteGear LiteMat Review Part 1 – Tech Specs and First Impressions

LiteGear LiteMat Review Part 1 – Tech Specs and First Impressions

It usually takes more than one shoot to get me to commit to a piece of gear but after using the LiteMat just once, I knew it was something that could be used on almost every shoot. For Part 1, I want to go over the first impressions and tech specs to give you a […]

What to Look for at NAB 2016

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What to Look for at NAB 2016

As we get closer to April, all of us who love gear and camera technology knows what that means. Vegas baby! And not that we are that excited to play the casinos, but we are pumped for the big show. The NAB Show last year brought in more than 100,000 people. I can not wait […]

Behind the Scenes – Jellyman Short Film

Behind the Scenes – Jellyman Short Film

I got an email from Writer/Director Lauren Lang about her story ‘Jelly Man.’ We talked a little about the story as well as her vision for the film and once I read the script, I was sold. There was so much creative freedom on this project and we clicked on everything which made it so […]

Creating Daylight with the Hive Lighting Wasp

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Creating Daylight with the Hive Lighting Wasp

High output, daylight balanced, lights are something I can always use onset. The problem with using tungsten lights is how much power you lose once putting on a full CTB gel to convert them to daylight. HMIs are great for this but the problem is how expensive they are. I was lucky enough to try […]

Media Buying Now Available

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Media Buying Now Available

So you spend money on a great video that you love but after posting on your social media channels it only reaches clients that already follow you. You then spend money on boosting your Facebook page but only get a few likes out of it. What you can you do to reach a bigger, new, […]

Using the Kessler Pocket Jib for FlytRight

Using the Kessler Pocket Jib for FlytRight

What I love about doing commercial work is the creative freedom you have. What’s better is when working with a talented director you trust so as a Cinematographer, you only have to focus on getting the best shots possible. Part of getting the best shots is having the right tools onset. We used the Kessler […]