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I’ve always been really picky when it comes to compressing my video files (especially for web), because the image quality of the final product can be made or broken at this stage. There have been certain settings that have worked really well for me over the years with regards to H.264 compression, but it wasn’t […]Read more →
As many of you already know, Red Giant Universe is an exceptionally powerful post-production platform that allows for a seamless integration of plugins, transitions, and effects into your NLE. Even if you haven’t already used Universe, you are likely familiar with Red Giant’s other products (such as Magic Bullet Looks, Colorista, and Toon it) – […]Read more →
UPDATE: I’ve just announced a new Cinematography Guide For Capturing Cinematic Images On Your DSLR. Click here to check it out! Over the past few months there have been so many fantastic DSLR releases that I felt it was about time to write a follow up to my Top 5 DSLRs For Video article. This time around though, […]Read more →
I was lucky enough to be one of the first to get the new Lumix GH4 when they were officially released last week, and it’s been a fun few days messing around with the camera. Below is a video review of the GH4 that also heavily focuses on how it compares to the GH3, since […]Read more →
Apple’s brand new release of FCP X (version 10.1) is an absolutely massive upgrade that is sure to spark a lot of interest even from the most skeptical of editors. For those of you that are regular visitors of this site, you likely know that I was an early adopter of FCP X, but also […]Read more →
The C100 has been out for some time now, but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I actually considered it a viable option for my work and decided to purchase one. When trying to decide on camera options earlier this year, it came down to the C100 vs. BMCC and ultimately I chose […]Read more →
Right now I’m in the process of developing an online distribution plan for my first feature film ‘Footsteps’, and it’s led me to discover a completely new platform called BitTorrent Bundles. Up until now I’ve primarily been looking at the major players as options – iTunes, Netflix, Vimeo On Demand, Hulu, etc. And while all […]Read more →
This past weekend I Directed and DP’d a short film titled “Brother Sister”, which was shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF Model). This short is a precursor to my upcoming feature of the same name, and was done as a creative and technical test to explore techniques and ideas before we go to camera […]Read more →
Blackmagic’s lineup of cinema cameras are most often compared to cameras like the RED Epic, Arri Alexa and other raw shooting video cameras – and for good reason. They’re in the same league as the RED and Alexa mainly because of their ability to shoot raw, high dynamic range images that simply aren’t possible on […]Read more →
I am currently in Whistler, BC shooting a series of documentary themed commercials for a travel company. I am shooting the vast majority of the project on my GH3 and was initially concerned about shooting at such high altitudes and in such low temperatures with the camera. The GH3 is of course weather sealed, but […]Read more →
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