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The Big Ass Lighting Demo. EVS July 13th, 2012. Prizes.

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We will be testing every light we can get our dirty little hands on this Friday, July 13th at EVS in Glendale. EVS has agreed to provide us with a stage and any light they have in their shop. We will also be grabbing some gear from lighting manufactures here in Hollywood. This is an open event with food, games and prizes! There will be a few top shooters from the ASC and anyone...Read More

Tools to help your project be successful.

@MNS1974

What to write about.  Its the day before Independence day.  Everyone has left work early, is “out sick”, or are on vacation.  I could have bailed on this but why?  There is plenty of things going on.  So I decided I would talk a bit about opportunity.  Specifically Kickstarter and IndeGoGo.  These are great tools for an artist, designer, etc to raise money to fund their project.  Usually in the past we needed to...Read More

Indieshot Concept DSLR Dolly Slider Glider Crane All Rolled Into One.

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This all in one DSLR concept accessory may not be the best at any of it’s features but the design is pretty cool. This could be a great accessory for event photography and travel. Here is a rip from the CNET post. Follow @goforjared Click here to check it out. “Los Angeles-based designer Grant Parrinello has come up with a concept design that combines multiple videography accessories into one. It acts as a steadicam to help...Read More

RØDE Rockumentary $25K Film Competition.

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RØDE has just announced a killer documentary competition with over $25K in prizes. The winner will be flown to Hollywood to shoot a documentary with the help of Philip Bloom and Jason Wingrove. Here is a rip from the RØDE website. “Simply submit your best video up to 2 mins long that uses a RØDE mic in production and we could be sending you on a trip to document the winner of RØDE Rocks as...Read More

Canon Announces Firmware 2.0.X Update For 7D Includes Manual Audio Controls.

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Canon has finally announced the only firmware update most 7D owners care about. No, it’s not fixes to the Dutch language menu. It’s manual audio! It looks like it will be available sometime in August. I wonder if this means we will see a Canon 7D MKII in the near future? Here is a rip from the Canon press release. “For the ultimate in custom audio when recording motion images, this firmware upgrade enables...Read More

First Look Snap Focus Follow Focus At EVS.

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I got to check out the new Snap Focus follow focus system designed by Brandon David Cole at EVS. The bicycle lever style follow focus is a completely new way to pull focus and adjust zoom. The lever system works both ways to adjust focus near and far respectively. I found the system to be very intuitive and the ergonomics quite good. I prefer a more traditional follow focus system but I can see...Read More

Gear is not a bad four letter word: The story vs gear argument

@MNS1974

I like to talk tech.  Its something I have always done.  I used to take cameras apart and put them back together without leftover screws.  I learned every camera manual that was available on S16 and 35mm while others were reading On Golden Pond, The Outsiders, etc.  So tech is ingrained in my brain.  I have always been a mechanically inclined person.  Engineering has a place in my heart and head.  Jump to now...Read More

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