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Cool Production Peeps – Evan Luzi of The Black and Blue

As a big believer in collaboration, especially in this field, I am starting to interview other filmmakers to shed light on different roles on set. Today I am talking with Evan Luzi of The Black and Blue. Evan is a camera assistant and has a blog tailored to his experiences and to teach others about the role of camera assisting. Read more

Crossing Streets Has Wrapped Principal Photography!

The entire month of March, and then some, was completely consumed by Crossing Streets, a feature film shot in Roanoke, VA. I was so thankful for all the support I received and as it was my first feature as a Director of Photography, I needed it. It was hard to answer all the questions I got while filming so I wanted to write a post summarizing my experiences and the things that I learned. Read more

2014 NAB Debrief

There were a lot of cool things going on at NAB this year. 4K cameras, LED lights, and gimbal-based rigs were everywhere! Beyond the gear, it was reported that over 98,000 people registered for the event! That’s pretty crazy and made for a fun a week. With so much cool gear there, I decided to do a quick debrief on my favorites. Read more

Coming Soon… Next Up On the Blog

Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t blogged since March and the biggest reason for this is the shooting of Crossing Streets. The good news is that I have a lot of exciting things happening that I can’t wait to share. I’m so excited about it that I’m writing a blog post about some of them Read more

My Grip/AC/General Production Toolbelt

Having the perfect tool belt can save you a lot of time on set by quickly getting what you need. Whether it is a screw driver, lens cloth, gloves, tape or even a battery, being able to get these tools with out leaving your DP or Gaffer can be a huge advantage. I want to walk you through my kit and show you how to build one of your own. Read more

Things to Consider When Shooting Timelapses

I have been doing timelapses for some time now and I have it down to a science [I think]. I started out in photography and slowly migrated over doing video work. How did I make the transition? Timelapses. I can’t remember on how I started to study and watching timelapse videos but I can remember my first video. As I look back at it, it is still pretty bad. But that is not the point of this post. Timelapses can be tricky, especially if you are just starting out. This post will help you if you are just getting started. Read more

Crossing Streets (feature film) Has Chosen Their DP

I am extremely excited to announce that I have been hired as the Director of Photography for Crossing Streets, a feature film which takes place in Roanoke, VA. The filming will be done all in March, Monday through Saturday. We have a great crew and some cool gear to complete the film. Read more

Lighting an Interview On a Budget

In my most recent documentary, Impact, we wanted to go for a very natural and positive look. As most of you know, it is sometimes harder to make an interview look ‘natural.’ It soon becomes a question on how to cut and shape light vs adding it. In this post, I’m going to break down our process. Read more

Monica and Kris – MD Wedding Film

Shooting at Musket Ridge is something my team and I really look forward to. We know their staff and they know us. It allows us to begin filming as soon as we walk in the door without wasting anytime. What was also great about this wedding was the new gear I had with me Read more

Why and How I Chose the Red Scarlet for Impact

It is always a (heated) question of what camera to choose. Sometimes you are limited to time and budget and you are forced to shoot with what you own. Read more

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