Jeff Foster has written and contributed to several books and magazines, and has been producing motion graphics, photography and creative design for major corporations, television and film for more than 25 years. See his full bio and content at http://PixelPainter.com

The Hobbit in 48p 3D – Technological Hero or Flop?

The Hobbit in 48p 3D – Technological Hero or Flop?

There has been much anticipation for this holiday release of The Hobbit – not only in bringing this classic novel to life from the team that brought us a success…

Product Review: Lowel Blender 3 Light Kit

Product Review: Lowel Blender 3 Light Kit

I give the new Lowel Blender 3 Light LED Kit a good inspection and ponder the possibilities of it being a single option portable lighting source for on-location video…

Green Screen Workflows: An Interview with a Compositor

Green Screen Workflows: An Interview with a Compositor

As the author of the Green Screen Handbook (Sybex/Wiley, pub), I’ve been interviewed a few times for publications, blogs and videos. One such interview because a feature…

Product Review: Steadicam Smoothee for GoPro

Product Review: Steadicam Smoothee for GoPro

After struggling with homemade handheld rigs for my GoPro Hero2, I had the opportunity to use the Steadicam Smoothie in various shooting scenarios and after some practice, I believe it…

GoPro Hero3 – 240fps in Slo-Mo

GoPro Hero3 – 240fps in Slo-Mo

This is a brief shoot/edit workflow project demonstrating the GoPro Hero3 (Black Edition) running 240fps and editing at 30fps in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for the entire video. While…

Hands-on Review: GoPro Hero3 (part 2)

Hands-on Review: GoPro Hero3 (part 2)

This is the second part of my hands-on review of the new GoPro Hero3 camera, where I’ve managed a series of side-by-side tests with the…

Hands-on with the GoPro Hero3 (part 1)

Hands-on with the GoPro Hero3 (part 1)

So GoPro had this little “launch event” this week to introduce the new Hero3 to the world and invited a bunch of media folks from all over the…

Product Review: GoPro Wi-Fi App

Product Review: GoPro Wi-Fi App

For iOS device owners, your day has finally come! You can now download the free GoPro App from the iTunes App Store to configure, control and preview your Wi-Fi…

Review: GoPro Protune™ Firmware & Software Update for CineForm Studio

Review: GoPro Protune™ Firmware & Software Update for CineForm Studio

If you were at NAB this year, then you surely caught all the excitement over at the GoPro booth! In addition to the long-awaited Wi-Fi BacPac & Remote…

Product Review: The Padcaster & Lenscaster

Product Review: The Padcaster & Lenscaster

The Padcaster™ is a strong yet lightweight aluminum frame that comes equipped with both 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threaded holes lining all edges of the frame, and…