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That’s A Wrap On Principal Photography For The Board Of Education!

Cameras

After four short months we are wrapped on principal photography for The Board Of Education,  our documentary film about corporal punishment in the US public school system. We shot over fifty interviews with politicians, administrators, teachers, parents and students all over the country. Now the hard work of putting it all together begins! We found this little playground behind a church in Jackson, Mississippi. The little Sony NEX 5N is great for quick pick...Read More

Avid Media Composer 6.0.1 UPDATE (important for software only editors)

Just the Cut

If you’re an Avid Media Composer user running off software only mode this update is very important. Media Composer 6 was causing Audio Underrun errors to pop up regardless of the audio content of the sequence if you weren’t using hardware. Up until today the fix has been to run the console and use a debug mode that would bypass the error. Trouble was that fix would cause the audio to drift out of...Read More

New WOC Hot Shoe Adapter For Sony NEX 5N. Under $40

Cameras

We have been using the Sony NEX 5N for our documentary “The Board Of Education” for quite some time and really love it. It has some killer features and is small enough to throw in your pocket with the Sony 16mm f2.8 pancake style lens. The biggest downfall of this camera is the proprietary Sony flash mount. It limits the available on camera accessories to expensive Sony products to the tune of $129 for...Read More

RED Scarlet Test Video With Three Hot Models In Lingerie.

Cameras

I have a great working relationship with Birns and Sawyer, Hollywood. I advise them on new cameras and support equipment in exchange for “Resident Cinematographer” status. Whatever that means! When the RED Scarlet was announced I advised them to buy six. They just received them and I grabbed it the first chance that I got. We wanted to do something fun, so I headed over to Model Mayhem to grab a few models. I...Read More

Solid Camera announces Nikon Adapter For Sony FS100.

Cameras

Carlos over at Solid Camera has just announced a preview of the Nikon adapter he is developing. I had a few words with him last week about it and think this could be a great tool for Nikkor or Zeiss ZF owners. There is no price or availability just yet but I have a feeling we will see it by NAB 2012. Stay tuned for more info. Click here to check out Solid Camera....Read More

7 Tips On Double Bookings And Client Etiquette.

Cameras

Working as a freelance cameraman for many years has taught me a few things about dealing with clients. Here are a few tips that might help you get new clients and retain your current ones. I also want to address double bookings and back to back gigs. In the world of freelance we are taught to entertain almost every job that crosses our path. We try to make every day a work day and...Read More

Rumor. Canon 5D Mark III Announcement On Feb 7, 2012.

Cameras

Canon Rumors is reporting that the new Canon 5D Mark III will be announced on February 7, 2012. This would make a lot of sense as we get closer to NAB 2012. Here is a rip from the CR post. I’ll get cracking here to find out any new info. This could indeed be the best NAB we have had in some time. Here is the post from CR. Click here to check it...Read More

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