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Quick Take: Benro Travel Flat Tripod Review.

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We recently picked up the Benro Travel Flat Tripod model number A1190T. This was the less expensive Aluminum model. They also make pricey carbon fiber models. We have been using the Sachtler DV6 with CF legs for most of our travel jobs, however even that little tripod is a pain in the ass to carry through airports with multiple connections, etc. Not to mention the scary thought of it being subject to a gate...Read More

Killer Kessler Crane Promo By Michael Sutton.

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Michael Sutton AKA @MNS1974 on Twitter sent us this killer Kessler Crane Promo video. This is how all equipment manufactures should showcase their gear. I asked Michael for a little info about the shoot. Here is his response. “I was asked by Eric Kessler to commission a lobby video for their office and for the upcoming Philip Bloom documentary on Kessler Crane. Eric wanted product shots in a style similar to how I shoot...Read More

Nikon Announces New D4 HDSLR. Do We Really Care?

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Nikon announced the new Nikon D4 HDSLR camera with a bevy of new video functions. The new funtions that caught my attention were three adjustable crop sizes, full frame (FX), 1.6X (DX) and 2.7X. In theory this will give us great latitude with one single zoom lens. The most notable video feature is an uncompressed HDMI signal. The jury is still out if this will be interlaced or a progressiveI signal. It looks as...Read More

Quick Take Video Test Of The New LCW Digi Pro HD Fader ND Filter.

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Here is a quick take video of the new Light Craft Workshop Digi Pro HD Fader ND filter. The new fader filter has some improvements over the older LCW MK II version. The new Digi Pro HD filter has an improved matte finish housing with rotation groves. It also has a rotation stick that can easily be removed for use with a matte box. I put it up against the older MK II and...Read More

HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM MOVING IMAGE: PRODUCING & OTHERS

@MNS1974

Producers stand to make the real big bucks If you’re serious about making money from moving image then producing is where you need to be. The rewards can be enormous, but you can end up carrying all the risk too. Ask most people outside production what a producer does and they’ll probably get all confused with directing and a bunch of other crap. In my world the producer makes shit happen. The how of...Read More

HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM MOVING IMAGE: EDITING

@MNS1974 / Just the Cut

Congratulations If you’re reading this then congratulate yourself for being a bit smarter than most. Editing is not sexy. Editing is not cool. Editing won’t get you girls. Editing is unlikely to turn you into a blog superstar. And editing is unlikely to earn you your own signature series endorsement deal. Editing, however, will pay the bills. Far better than camerawork or directing. Fact. The editing profession is like the legal profession: recession proof....Read More

HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM MOVING IMAGE: DIRECTING

@MNS1974 / Cameras

This article is part of a series. Read part 1 here. Okay, yesterday we talked about the very topline elements of turning that shiny camera into a revenue stream for yourself. Cameras are great because they’re so knowable. I change a setting, there’s a predictable outcome, I can plan for it, etc. etc. The concrete, objective, expertise related value curve of camera experience (now say that fast) is one you can hook a career...Read More

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