DIY Reflectors for Small Crews

Cameras / Nate Weber

I dig DIY solutions. It’s like having good pre-production, you work to find or make exactly what you want and you don’t have to compromise as much when it comes to actual production. You can make the tailor-made product rather than trying to find the best fit available, which isn’t always a perfect fit. Neumann films has a great DIY solution for reflectors with small crews. Reflectors are hugely beneficial but also require some...Read More

Rebooting Hollywood Part 2: Death to the Franchise

Nate Weber / Rebooting Hollywood

I have no idea how to ‘fix’ Hollywood, I’m not even sure if there really is anything that needs to be fixed. Blockbuster movies make more money than ever. Even the Hollywood flops still turn a profit during the theatrical run with international sales. For now, I’m just going talk about how film franchises, sequels, split final chapters, and the never ending franchise is hurting the public image of Hollywood. The franchise film is...Read More

iBlazr: The Mobile Phone Light We Need

Cameras / Nate Weber

If you are as addicted to your phone as I am then I’m sure you hate the flash on it as much as I do. It’s harsh, not adjustable, and pretty much sucks. iBlazr is another Kickstarter campaign, it’s an accessory and app for iPhone and Android. It’s really just a small 4 LED panel that can be used with or without your phone. As a flash, or constant video light. It uses its...Read More

What’s Next for Cameras? – Sony’s Crazy Concept Camera Rumor

Cameras / Nate Weber

I love concept products because they are a reminder that everything we have isn’t everything there will ever be. Things will always change, predicting it is impossible sometimes, but the status quo can’t go on forever. When products are in their ‘concept’ stages, they are usually the most outlandish they can get, but they are also the most interesting. Sometimes the concept isn’t so new. Sony’s latest camera seems like a new twist on...Read More

AbelCine LA is Bigger, Better, and Having an Open House

Cameras / Nate Weber

AbelCine has expanded their space, doubling in size! To celebrate, they are inviting everyone to an open house with burgers, hot dogs, and drinks! They are have seminars on all the current hot cameras by Andy Shipsides, and Director/cinematographer Suny Behar will also be hosting a seminar on “Choosing the Right Camera”. All Free! Great people to meet and get a chance to pick their brain. Click here for a detailed list of when...Read More

Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q Prototype hands on.


The other day I got my hands on the yet unreleased Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q RAW recorder / monitor.  The prototype was 75% there but this one was specifically set up for getting 2K out of the FS700. The quality of the screen is pretty impressive on the unit at 1280 x 800….Well its actually 1280 x 700 as 100 of the lines are used for menu items.  Remember the 7Q is actually a...Read More

Tools for Finding Your Favorite Films Online & Learning More About Them

Cameras / Just the Cut / Nate Weber

There are tons of legal ways to rent, buy, and stream pretty much every movie online nowadays, lots of times you can do it all from your phone. Whenever I have the urge to watch a film I always want to find the most convenient and cheapest way to watch it. I have been using for a while now. It’s amazing! It breaks down all the services into 5 categories: Instant Streaming, Streaming...Read More

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