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Where Are You Bobby Browning? – My Next Feature Film

Very excited to announce that I will be shooting my next feature this October! What is especially exciting is that the crew will be mostly the same as Crossing Streets, including director Marc Hutchins. It is a great script, with a solid cast and I am honored to be chosen as the Director of Photography. Read more

First Test with Canon C300 on Green Screen

Different cameras, sensors, picture profiles, and settings all factor into the image that is being recorded. The Canon C300 has a lot of flexibility and a ton of ways to get the exact image you want out of a camera. I’ve been currently testing out profiles for green screen shooting and here are my results after my first test. Read more

Using a Book Light for a Super Soft Key

“Hey Rob you wanna DP for me? We’re shooting a commercial for a truck liner company and need to shoot it in the back of a semi truck.” That was the call I got from Sean at 323 Productions and although I’ve never lit in the back of a semi, I was up for the challenge. In this post I want to break down my lighting setup, give credit to the idea, and share the results. Read more

Dracast LED Panel Review

I was lucky enough to get a Dracast LED panel to evaluate and I was extremely pleased with the build quality and results of the light. In this post I’ll be reviewing color temperature, build quality and run time. Read on to see the results and my overall thoughts of the light panel. Read more

Pull Focus Wirelessly with the PD1: Remote Air One

If you’re looking to add dynamic shots for your next project and a way to do more with a jib, steadicam, and even slider, a wireless follow focus could be the tool for you. I had the opportunity to test out the PD1 from ikan and was pretty impressed with the quick setup and simple design. Read more

Steel Wool Photography

Guest Post by Andrew Morris:

Once upon arriving in the Outer Banks, we loosely planned what days we would be doing what. I planned the photo outings around that. Shot some stars and sunsets (mostly) but there was one photo I really wanted, something I haven’t done in a long time; steel wool photographs.
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Smooth Pans and Tilts with the E-Image GH15 Tripod

A piece in every cameraman’s (and camera woman’s) kit that can’t be compromised is a solid tripod. I heard that when I first started in the field, but went the affordable route and found myself buying a second tripod that same year, and then renting another one on bigger projects with heavier cameras. Don’t do what I did. Save your money, get a great tripod that will outlast your cameras and one that can work with a variety of rigs. I finally did that, and got the E-Image GH15 tripod from ikan. Read more

How and Why I Chose the Canon C300

Since 2009 I’ve owned the Canon 7D and that has always been my go to camera. For a while, it seemed as it was everyone’s go to video camera. And why wouldn’t it be? Great image, countless lensing options, and extremely portable. However, technology keeps improving and there is better out there. Not to mention I was constantly renting bigger and ‘better’ cameras for almost every project. I knew it was time to buy a new camera and it took me a while before I settled on the Canon C300. But how, or even why, did I choose that camera? Let me tell you. Read more

Need an Outdoor Monitor? Check Out The ikan MD7

When prepping for a shoot the one thing that I always want on hand is a trusted field monitor. Something that works with any camera, can handle abuse in the field and that can be used for a variety of applications. A 7″ screen is perfect for pulling focus, for a director to use and even to hand off to your client. ikan has come out with an awesome monitor that does all of this plus offers a high bright output that allows you to view outdoors without using a hood.
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Rokinon Cine Lens Sharpening Test

As the title states, this is a test on the Rokinon Cine Lenses. In this specific test I am only looking at sharpness. I shot at wide open, f/2.8 f/5.6. It was an unbiased test to see how these lenses looked at certain apertures so I know what to expect when using them in the field. Read more

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