Dracast LED Panel Review

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.

Pull Focus Wirelessly with the PD1: Remote Air One

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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 […]

Smooth Pans and Tilts with the E-Image GH15 Tripod

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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 […]

How and Why I Chose the Canon C300

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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 […]

Need an Outdoor Monitor? Check Out The ikan MD7

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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 […]

Rokinon Cine Lens Sharpening Test

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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 […]

FLOLIGHT FLUORESCENT TEST PART 2 – Skin Tones

FLOLIGHT FLUORESCENT TEST PART 2 – Skin Tones

In part 2 of the FLolight fluorescent test I wanted to test skin tones in a simple interview setup. Similar to my whiteboard test in part 1, I wanted to only adjust iris, white balance, and the bulbs themselves.

Best Clothes For the On-Set Life

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Best Clothes For the On-Set Life

This may seem like an odd post compared to typical gear posts, but having the proper clothing can make a huge difference in your comfort when being on set and on your feet all day. Although it took a little time, I have found what works best for me in all situations on-set.

2014 NAB Debrief

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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 […]

My Grip/AC/General Production Toolbelt

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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 […]