Why Not To Get The Canon 1DX For Video.


Today Canon announced the new Canon 1DX stills camera. It has a ton of great features for both video and stills, however I do not think this is THE camera for video. Canon has a reputation of releasing pro still cameras first then cheaper models will follow with improved features. This camera retails for $7K US. I suspect we will be able to get a XXXD or TXi in the near future with similar...Read More

Canon Announces The New 1DX Full Frame Camera. Is This The End For Nikon?


Canon just announced the brand spanking new 1DX. The new “flagship” camera from Canon has a ton of great features for both still and video shooters. Most noteably are 12fps continuous, dual Digic 5+ sensors, ISO 100-51,200, 30 minute video clips, timecode and improved audio. Canon has also added a new and improved “All-I and IPB compression. This looks to be one bad ass HDSLR.  The folks over at Canon are obviously listening, while...Read More



Crowdfunding, if you didn’t know, is the art of gathering large numbers of micro-payments to fund a project. It can apply to anything. Charities are crowd-funded. Televised telethons, same thing. In the UK the BBC is crowdfunded by the taxpayer through the TV license. In recent years websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have popularised the method in the filmmaking community. I’ve successfully crowdfunded a production, Jared is in the middle of a campaign as...Read More

Crossing The 180 With Ron Dawson. Thanks For the Interview!


I hit up Ron Dawson of Crossing The 180 via Twitter to help out our film by letting me be on his show. He was kind enough to let me do it. It was great getting the chance to do an audio only interview. I was able to chill out and discuss anything he wanted. We delved into the past looked at the present and peeked at the future. Here is the interview. I...Read More

How To Pack Your Video Gear For Travel On The Cheap.


We will be traveling across the country in the next few months gathering interviews for our Documentary, The Board Of Education. We are traveling very light with only a two man crew yet weilding three cameras. Here is our travel plan to get the gear there. Using it on set is a whole other scenario. For this excercise we need to get the stuff there cheap. Airlines are charging up to an additional $100...Read More

Update #2 The Board Of Education Kickstarts To Texas. Roll Call.


Here is our second update for our Kickstarter campaign. We are headed to Texas to interview Dr. George Holden at SMU in Dallas. Then we swing down to Houston to hit up P.O.P.S founder Jimmy Dunne. We will also try and snag interviews with a few local teachers and two state Representatives. We had not planned to start principal photography until mid November when our campaign funds, however the introduction of Rep Carolyn McCarthy...Read More

Canon Super 35 Video Camera. Rumor Update.


*Update* Our good friend and alli VisionWrangler reminded us of this video of old with Tim Smith from Canon U.S.A. Here he describes a camera we may very well see this November. Thanks for pointing this one out VW! There is some key information here that could relate to the November 3rd, 2011 announcement. The PL mount zooms will handle “4K resolution” and are “Future Proof” according to the Canon rep. I have also...Read More

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