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Do Your Lens Tests!!

On lower budget projects, we sometimes don’t get the luxury of a prep day—or sometimes even if we do, we might only check that the gear isn't broken. But if you’re concerned with the outcome of the final product, I would encourage you to do more thor...

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FX6: Shooting a Veterans Day Parade just for the fun of it

In addition to earning a living working in television/video production for the past 40 years, it is also my hobby.  There’s nothing I enjoy more than just getting out and shooting for the fun of it – with no client to answer to or deadline to meet.  ...

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A few frames from New Mexico

Here are a few frames from our last day of shooting after 2 total weeks of shooting a feature doc on food and culture. Shot on FX6 and FX3 below, I am very pleased how well they cut together.      

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Time-Lapse with the FX6

Time-lapse is a filmmaking technique where a cinematographer shoots a series of still pictures (generally of the same frame) at a chosen regular interval for a series of time.  These pictures are then played together in sequence, showing an event unf...

What are the most cinematic horror films?

 First, it's Halloween. Second, I recently got to talk to super talented DP James Kniest about how he became a horror DP and how he filmed the new Mike Flanagan series The Midnight Club. (It’s a Netflix show where eight terminally ill young adults te...

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Sony SDK (Control Your Camera Through Your Computer!)

Has anyone else heard of Sony's SDK? If you have some programming ability, you can do all sorts of things with your camera through your computer!! They even provide a detailed setup guide:The SDK is compatible with most Sony mirrorless cameras, along...

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Don't Let Photo Lenses Ruin Your Colors

As we all know, photo lenses can be fraught with imperfections (focus breathing, distracting lens flare, etc), but we use them on smaller projects when we don't have the budget for a set of Arri Master Primes.And while we can't make a $2,000 photo le...

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Interview frames

I just got back from a doc day shoot in Denver telling the story of a monitor engineer for one of my clients as part of a larger series. I am now back at my desk looking over the footage, grading, and exporting a few clips and I thought I would share...

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White Balance on Multi Camera shoots

It's often tempting to rely on white balance presets as generally these will be in the right ball park for most things. On previous generations of cameras you had to use presets when shooting Log. But the latest cameras have the ability to take a whi...

Resolved! Verité documentary: do you prefer to bake in or grade later?

I'm always curious about what others are doing when shooting non-fiction. Obviously, there are many different kinds of documentary productions, and some allow more careful planning and lighting than others. But when you're literally shooting from the...

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A few simple tips on using the FX30 with vintage lenses

Ever since I made my first impressions video with the FX30, where I paired the APS-C sensor with some vintage lenses, I’ve been getting questions about how you actually use older glass with the FX30.It’s actually quite simple, so I wanted to demystif...

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