Please Read. Jim Smith Of WBZ Boston Needs Our Help!


I picked this up via Rick Macomber on Facebook. His co-worker Jim Smith could use our help. In times like these we need to band together as a community and do whatever we can to help out. Please consider a donation or at least help spread the word. We are working on an electronic link but for now please send checks or cash. Here is the email from Rick: My long time colleague and...Read More

How To Mark An Actor For Camera.


Here is a quick take on the various ways to mark an actor for focus and framing. The most common mark is a T shape in between the actor’s feet. We show a few more variations and explain the possible use for each one. We recommend using 1/4″ paper tape with tabs for easy removal. This is primarily for interior use. Exterior marks can be done with chalk or sticks, golf tees, anything that...Read More

Tweet to Win a Schneider Optics Variable ND Filter.


The good folks over at Schneider Optics are letting us giveaway the 77mm demo variable ND filter that we used for our Fader ND Filter Test. This is one of the best fader ND’s on the market and retails for around $450. A lucky Twitter follower will get this awesome filter. We also have 5 killer Schneider Optics T-Shirts to send out to new followers. All you have to do to enter is follow...Read More

Quick Take Video. GenusTech Shoulder Mount System.


Here is a Quick Take on the new Hand Held Rig From Genus Tech. This hand held system will work with many cameras from smaller DSLR’s to larger cameras like the new Sony F55 and F5. The quick release camera plate and adjustable shoulder pad are killer. This is a simple yet very effective hand held system that can cross platform fairly easily. Follow @goforjared Click here to check it out.  Product Highlights Shoulder...Read More

First Look iDC System Zero Follow Focus. No Gearbox!


Here is the new iDC Photo Video System Zero Geared Follow Focus. The system can work with or without rods. This is one of the most innovative follow focus systems I have seen in a while. There is no lag because there is no gear box. The system works with standard cine pitch lens gears. This could be a great lightweight solution for handheld shooting. The basic system will set you back around $399....Read More



Back in 2011 I remember seeing a lot of my twitter friends mentioning a product called CineSkates.  It was an interesting idea taking a Joby Gorilla Pod and adding skateboard wheels to it making for a highly adjustable moving dolly for DSLR’s and light weight cameras.  The kickstarter campaign was highly successful and they exceeding their funding goal on the very first day.  This showed that there was clearly a market for such products...Read More

EVS Has The New Canon C100 And A Cool New Stellar Lotus Light For $299.


The Brother’s and Sisters over at EVS have the new Canon C100 available for sale and rental. This baby of the Canon cine line up looks like it might be a winner after all. What realy caught my eye in this video was this new Lotus CFL light from Stellar. It has a decent throw of about six feet with a built in dimmer. The kit includes a nifty little case for around three...Read More

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