Basic Data Management With Evan Luzi From The Black & Blue.


I picked this up via Visionwrangler on Twitter. This is a very basic data management video from Even Luzi of  The Black and Blue website. There is a ton of good info here. I try my best to stay away from this position but like Evan says ” but every once in awhile a job comes up that, you know, the price is right, the hours are right, so I go ahead and take it.” I think this is a great philosophy to adhere to. Work is work after all. Here is a rip from the post. Click here to check it out.

“In no way is this a super-professional high-speed kit, but it’s good enough to perform basic data wrangling tasks. If you’re a camera assistant consistently working on digital shoots, it’s a good idea to invest in some of these items.

One note about hard drives: it is standard for the production to buy them. Don’t ever use your own money or money they are paying you to buy the drives. Once the footage is on them, the drives will be filtered throughout the post-production pipeline.”


Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.