The 90 Minute Lunch – Short Film Behind the Scenes


by: Chris Marino Collaboration. To me, this is the key part of filmmaking. Every person, from the cast to the crew, working together to achieve a common goal, a visual story to share with an audience. When I first started my foray into filmmaking, I wanted to control everything. I wanted to write it, direct it, shoot it and edit. I felt that if I had my hand in everything that I could assure...Read More

Admiral Radley Music Video BTS.


By: Jared Abrams Here is a little BTS action from a music video we shot for Admiral Radley. There was no performance so it was like shooting a little short film. We kept getting busted by Director Javier Grillo-Marxuach so we had to rush this one for you all. Had a blast as usual. We were rocking the Canon 5D Mark II a Marshall 5″ On-Camera monitor and a Tokina 28-80mm most of the...Read More

Quick Take: Lens Test Canon Vs. Tokina.


By: Jared Abrams I wrote this one for The Photoletariat check it out for more details about the test. Here is a super boring Quick Take on The Tokina 28-80mm f2.8 Vs. The Canon 24-70 f2.8. We also put the Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L IS up against the Tokina 80-200mm f2.8. The Canons seemed to be a bit sharper than the Tokinas. The Tokina had a cooler/blue looking lens flare to my eye where...Read More



I just got back from Beirut, Lebanon where I was director/shooter on a film for Monocle magazine about the rapidly changing face of the city. The gear debate rages long and hard at the moment and seems to get twisted all upside down as people get their panties in a twist for all the wrong reason. If I hear ‘content is king’ one more time I’ll eat my Z-Finder. Just for the record, content...Read More

A Break From HDSLR


By: Chris Marino I have been working on this interesting project since it’s inception in September. Specialized Bicycle Components, is trying to enter a new type of market for them, fixed gear freestyle riding. Basically you have a full-sized track bike, that’s over engineered like a BMX bike. Then you take a new generation of fearless young riders, and you have a very cool story. We have been working on a documentary for them,...Read More

Get Paid On The Spot With Square App.


By: Jared Abrams Dan Bailey wrote an article on The Photoletariat about this killer  App called Square that lets you take credit cards with your  iPhone or iPad. It also works with The Android platform. This could be a great solution for any freelance person out there. The system is pretty simple. They send you a card reader that plugs into you phone via the headphone jack and swipe away. Square charges a flat...Read More

Litepanels and Swtronix LED Lights On Set.


By: Jared Abrams We were waiting for make up for a commercial and thought we could sneak this little video into the day. Here is a super Quick Take on The Switronix Torch LED and Litepanels Micro Pro LED Lights. Check it out. We shot and edited this with the iPhone 4. **Updated the video a little after the shoot. Thanks for checking it out.Read More

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