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Over the past couple of years RED has seemingly been looking to take over the very high end cinema camera market, with Arri directly in their crosshairs. But with the recent official announcement of their new entry level camera – The Raven, it looks like the company’s strategy may be shifting. Although the idea of an entry […]Read more →
The last couple of weeks have been filled with camera and gear announcements, many of which came out of IBC 2015 (Europe’s answer to NAB). The usual suspects – Sony, Blackmagic, RED, and others were there to announce their latest products, and I’ve rounded up some of the highlights for you guys here. Sony A7S II […]Read more →
I recently started a video podcast co-hosted by David Thies – a friend of mine and an excellent television director/DP in his own right. Dave and I have created some content together in the past, but decided to start a video podcast to capture some of our gear/industry related discussions for all of you to listen in […]Read more →
Last fall I ran my first ever Digital Cinema Bootcamp here in Los Angeles, and am now gearing up for round two. Over the last year I have had countless e-mails from readers who have been eager to attend the bootcamp, and this time around I wanted to run a quick poll before locking in […]Read more →
As rumored, Panasonic finally announced the availability of V-Log for GH4 users as a paid upgrade today. For $99 current GH4 owners will be able to download and install an activation code that will allow them to use the new picture profile on their cameras. Additionally, we now know that there will in fact be a GH4R […]Read more →
Just a few days ago, I wrote a post about the GH5 and the features that I hope to see included when it’s released. While all of the points I made there still are valid, the timeline and overall trajectory of the GH5 release may be different than many of us had thought. If you haven’t yet […]Read more →
This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Dan May, President of Blackmagic Design at BMD Day here in Los Angeles. Throughout the course of the interview we touched on the new 4.6K URSA sensor, the future of the Pocket Camera, some company philosophy and much more. Check it out below! As some of you know, I’ll be […]Read more →
I’ve been a huge fan of Panasonic’s GH cameras for years now, having owned the GH2, GH3 & GH4 at one point or another. Each iteration in the GH lineup has been more impressive than the last, but it was the GH4 that allowed Panasonic to make a real dent in the market. That said, […]Read more →
Low-light cameras like the Sony A7S and Canon C300 have been opening up incredible possibilities for shooting night exterior scenes without any lights at all. But there are still some huge advantages to shooting day for night which can make it an ideal choice for many filmmakers. So for those of you that are looking to go […]Read more →
The regular readers of my site know that most of the content I write about is production and post oriented. I like to touch on filmmaking techniques, new equipment, editing software, etc. as those are the elements that give low-budget filmmakers like myself a means to tell stories. But understanding how to achieve high production value is […]Read more →
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