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.

Flolight Fluorescent Test Part 1

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Flolight Fluorescent Test Part 1

Quality of light is of huge importance for anyone in the field of photography and cinematography. Color, output, throw and softness are all things you need to look at when purchasing lights. I got a set of the Flolight fluorescents and wanted to put them through some testing to see if it is a kit […]

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 […]

Video Overview and Shot Examples of the Benro S4 Monopod

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Video Overview and Shot Examples of the Benro S4 Monopod

For a while the only option for a video monopod was the Manfrotto version. Before I dive into this post I want to say I have nothing against Manfrotto or their monopod. Although, I have heard several complaints about it getting very sticky and making noise after a few months of use. I found out […]

Tilta Handheld Rig Review

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Tilta Handheld Rig Review

This is the Tilta Rig we have been using for the FS700. Ryan Aivalis from Ikan got us hooked up with a really sweet set up. We had a few projects that came up that were handheld all day. I knew I needed something comfortable, well built, and customizable. The Tilta rig delivered on all […]