Bartech Remote Focus Device: Still the Best Bet


By: Chris Collins We’ve all been waiting since NAB 2010 for Red Rock Micro to come out with their iphone wireless follow focus system. While I still can’t wait to buy one, I had to go another route when I landed a job with Sesame Street which required remote focus pulling. I haven’t had enough time to play with the Jag 35 wireless system and a Preston was out of our budget, so the...Read More

The Visualmakers Trailer.


The crew over at Need Creative recently posted the trailer for The Visualmakers Documentary. This is going to be one killer doc. From the looks of the trailer they are on the right track. I was very honored to be a part of such a talented group of Cinematographers. I cannot wait to see it all when it’s complete. I want to than Paul Antico, Kira Macalpine, Mike Collins, Ryan Brown, Chris Loughran and...Read More

AUDI Spec Commercial Spot


I had a friend call me up and ask if he could hire me out for a night and shoot with my FilmTools car mount rig. He then mentioned that the star car would be a brand spanking new 2011 Audi A3 S Line. Needless to say I cleared my schedule for the night. We started shooting around 9pm and shot well into the early morning.Read More



A little while back I wrote about the opportunity presented by 48 hour film challenges, and I was just about to embark on probably the largest one in Europe, at least in terms of the numbers who entered and the prize on offer. Vertigo films are a leading production company in the UK and the prize they’d offered was a development deal for the winning film. That’s not a deal to produce obviously, but...Read More

This Is Us: A Film in Africa (Stage 1)


  ***The above video was shot by the children we are going to work with By: Chris Collins One day out of the blue I received a phone call from an old high school friend.  He had seen me in one of the videos Jared and I had shot for Cinema 5d, and he had questions about which camera to buy for a trip he was taking to Senegal, West Africa.  I couldn’t help...Read More



I have @jonrawlinson to thank for spotting this one, it’s a statement that so clearly articulates the struggle of being a creative and it’s even more appropriate these days when there are appear to be so many filmmakers happy to settle for the mediocre. I see a lot of copycat filmmaking and I see a lot of copycat filmmakers being lauded for average work. It bugs the hell out of me. I always advise...Read More

“It’s a Rental” – A Production Experiment


Last week, Jared posted about the new Zacuto Scorpion rig. To give ourselves something fun to shoot for the demo that night, we put together this little short film, in the course of a day.Read More

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