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Review: A First Look at SmallHD’s New 702 7-Inch 1920×1080 Monitor

Review: A First Look at SmallHD’s New 702 7-Inch 1920×1080 Monitor

If you were like me and the thousands of other attendees at this past year’s NAB conference when SmallHD announced their smartphone sized 502 monitor, you knew SmallHD was…

Keeping It Simple: Interview with Cinematographer Paul Koestner

Keeping It Simple: Interview with Cinematographer Paul Koestner

Paul is originally from Kalamazoo Michigan and now resides in Port Washington, NY with his wife Deb. Paul is primarily known for his work with comedian Louis CK, but has…

Life as an independent cinematographer, an interview with Nancy Schreiber, ASC

Life as an independent cinematographer, an interview with Nancy Schreiber, ASC

I had the pleasure of speaking with Nancy Schreiber, ASC, who will be featured at the upcoming Manhattan Edit Workshop event September 30th, 2015. She will be presenting with…

7 Ways to Improve Your Work When You’re Not Working

7 Ways to Improve Your Work When You’re Not Working

The last half of 2014 was excruciatingly slow for me as work was not coming in like I had hoped. I couldn’t understand why. I’m not one to…

Here are Simple Methods to Help You Start Your Film Project in 2015!

Here are Simple Methods to Help You Start Your Film Project in 2015!

So you have an idea for a project you’d like to kick off in 2015 – it could be a short film, feature film, documentary, animation, anything in…

7 Ways To Help Prep for an International Doc Style Project

7 Ways To Help Prep for an International Doc Style Project

I recently returned from my sixth trip to Guatemala, capturing footage in support of Athentikos’ I AM ART intiative. It never fails, I learn something new each time I…

5 Ways Creating Documentaries Helped Me Improve My Storytelling

5 Ways Creating Documentaries Helped Me Improve My Storytelling

Back in 2008 I had a discussion with my wife about how I wanted to do something more with my talent and skill as a filmmaker. I loved the pay…

Lookout Movi You’re Not the Only Kid In Town

Lookout Movi You’re Not the Only Kid In Town

For the last two years the largest innovation in camera support and movement has to be the motorized gimbal. These devices have taken the filmmaking and video industry by storm…

I Need You but Can’t Pay You: 4 Things to Remember When Asking for Free Work

I Need You but Can’t Pay You: 4 Things to Remember When Asking for Free Work

We’ve all been there! The all too familiar passion projects – ie: short films, documentaries, even feature films. When we create these projects we know in order to…

ViewFinder Mark II Review: A Director’s Viewfinder in Your Pocket That You Will Want!

ViewFinder Mark II Review: A Director’s Viewfinder in Your Pocket That You Will Want!

It was about two years ago I wrote a post about DIRE Studios ViewFinder Cine app for cinematographers and photographers. They had a few variations of this app depending on…