Lens gears. The vital link between your camera and your follow focus. Assuming you even shoot with a follow focus, which you really should. A quick word on that. If DSLRs featured a locking pin on the base so they were held at two points by the plate they’re mounted onto then it wouldn’t matter so much. However, with that single mounting point DSLRs are very prone to swivelling left and right. Pulling focus...Read More

Admiral Radley “Ghosts Of Syllables” Music Video & BTS.


Admiral Radley “Ghosts of Syllables” The Video. Admiral Radley On Set BTS Video. Here is the music video I shot with Director Javier Grillo-Marxuach for Admiral Radley’s song “Ghosts of Syllables”. We shot it using a Canon 5D Mark II, A Canon 7D and a Canon 1D Mark IV with Zeiss ZE primes and Tokina zooms. We shot a little BTS on the day and then followed up with a short interview at the...Read More



I’ve been hyper critical of Zacuto on my own blog over the last 12 months and the main reason for this has been what I perceived to be a lack of understanding of the real value proposition of DSLRs. Zacuto’s gear is high-end and it’s expensive and yet they’ve been one of the biggest names championing the technology with their ‘Shootout’ series going on to win awards and their high profile relationship with Philip...Read More

Going On Tour This May. Get Your Tickets Now.


I am hitting the road this May with Sandy Puc’. Here is a little info on the Tour. I will give you the inside scoop on everything I have learned using HDSLR’s to shoot video. We are also using my profits to bring clean drinking water to people that need it most via Charity Water. Get your tickets now, they are going fast. Here are some of the Dates and Locations of the show....Read More



The name Steadicam is the premium marque of stabilising equipment, designed by inventor and all-round legend Garrett Brown. The Steadicam range is pretty vast these days, catering for all sizes of cameras from monster iMax behemoths (as on Dark Knight) to a tiny video camcorder. The lightweight size of DSLRs ought to be ideally suited to the baby of the range, the Merlin, which can handle cameras up to 7 pounds. But I’m sorry...Read More

Stand Up Gourmet – Quick Take


I recently had the opportunity to shoot for a pretty cool project. My friend, Rich Cascio, contacted me about a project he was set to DP/Direct. The concept consisted of comedian Will Durst traveling around San Francisco sampling the best food, wine and beer this city has to offer. If you don’t know Will Durst, he’s a political satirist based out of San Francisco and has made his niche with his witty take on...Read More

Half Inch Rails Zip Tie Lens Gears For Ten Bucks!


I have been waiting for an inexpensive, almost disposable lens gear for some time. Sam Morgan Moore over at Half Inch Rails has announced a very nifty lens gear for around ten bucks each. We will be selling theme here in the states on Wide Open Camera. Stay tuned for more info. They are currently available in three sizes. Small, Medium and Large. Click here to check it out.Read More

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