New Zacuto bits to control your accessories.


I just recently came across some cool new Zacuto parts that I think will be a worthwhile addition to any kit. It really doesn’t matter what camera system you are using with these pieces either. Having been tested on DSLRs and the Sony Fs100, I really dig the new way Zacuto thought out mounting accessories to your camera. There was quick moment before the client arrived so Alex Walker and I had time to...Read More

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


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)


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


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.


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.


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.


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

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