Brian Hallett

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Brian Hallett, is the senior promotions producer at the NBC affiliate in Nashville, TN, and an award winning cameraman, editor, and producer. He has shot everything from broadcast television news, promotional image campaigns, music videos, short films, and documentaries. First and foremost, Brian is a cameraman and since 1999 his skills have allowed him to work for Spike TV, NBC, Fox, and CBS.

ART OF THE SHOT: “Bad Santa 2” DP Theo Van de Sande

ART OF THE SHOT: “Bad Santa 2” DP Theo Van de Sande

One of Theo Van de Sande most recent films was the second edition of the Bill Bob Thorton film “Bad Santa 2.” The forever crass sequel found it…

Shooting 2x Anamorphic On The Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K

Shooting 2x Anamorphic On The Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K

One of the more interesting features found on the URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro, for me at least, is the 3K Anamorphic setting. This allows a director…

Blackmagic Design URSA Studio Viewfinder Review

Blackmagic Design URSA Studio Viewfinder Review

Red, Blue, or Green. Sometimes just monitoring in a primary color helps a cameraperson nail the shot.  In the past year, Blackmagic has pushed consistently to developing their products for…

Blackmagic Announces URSA Mini Pro and Accessories

Blackmagic Announces URSA Mini Pro and Accessories

In a youtube live streamed press conference Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty displayed a few new items. Yet, this was not just a show-and-tell style press conference. This time…

Using Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve For Editing, Grading, and Finishing

Using Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve For Editing, Grading, and Finishing

Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 12.5 was the program of choice for editing, coloring, and finishing the original short form comedy series “Please Tell Me I’m…

SLR Magic Announces 8mm F4 Micro 4/3 Lens For Aerials

SLR Magic Announces 8mm F4 Micro 4/3 Lens For Aerials

SLR Magic announced an ultra wide 8mm F4 Micro 4/3 lens designed for gimbals, 360VR,  and Drones cameras. For Micro 4/3 cameras, like the Panasonic GH5, the SLR…

Sony Professional Launches Tech Tip Video Series

Sony Professional Launches Tech Tip Video Series

For five consecutive weeks, Sony Professional will roll out new tech videos offering quick tech tips related to Sony’s LMD monitors and camera line. These videos will feature…

Shooting With Fujinon’s New MK18-55mm Cinema Lens

Shooting With Fujinon’s New MK18-55mm Cinema Lens

Well well… it appears Fujinon is jumping onto the affordable cinema zoom bandwagon. Today the company announced two new cinema lenses: the MK 18-55mm and the MK 50…

Panasonic AG-UX180 Single Lens Camera Review

Panasonic AG-UX180 Single Lens Camera Review

There are four things the Panasonic AG-UX180 wants to be. This camera wants to be a broadcast camera, an upgradable option to 4K for those newsrooms who are currently…

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Editing Book Review

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Editing Book Review

I cannot tell a lie. It took me awhile to read the DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Editing book. Captivating prose and visceral vernacular do not grace the pages because the…