Eric Escobar

Eric Escobar is a writer, director and colorist in Oakland California.

Affordable-ish Pro Cine Prime Lenses

Affordable-ish Pro Cine Prime Lenses

Ten years ago if you were “indie”, you kludged together some fast still prime lenses for your cinema camera package. You’d stick them on your DSLR with the…

DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel Review

DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel Review

In March I wrote a review of the DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel. I loved it, Studio B, where I often freelance, bought one, and everyone there loves it. A professional…

Kicking the tires on Sony’s New 10-Year SSD

Kicking the tires on Sony’s New 10-Year SSD

A Drive For All Reasons Writing about hard drives like writing about tires. You need tires, good ones. The kind that will handle the performance of whatever kind of driving…

FiLMiC Pro v6: Log Video on iOS

FiLMiC Pro v6: Log Video on iOS

FiLMiC Pro (US$14.99) has been the de facto video camera app for mobile filmmaking for awhile. Mostly because of its robust feature set which includes manual control of…

Davinci Resolve Micro Panel Review

Davinci Resolve Micro Panel Review

It has been seven years since Blackmagic Design released the software version of Davinci Resolve for less than the cost of a cheap laptop. A professional color grading system, that…

DaVinci Resolve on a Surface Pro 4

DaVinci Resolve on a Surface Pro 4

Blackmagic Design and Intel loaned me a Surface Pro 4 to test the performance of the Iris GPU and Core i7 processors. I got to see exactly how close we…

Loathing and Loving Prisma

Loathing and Loving Prisma

You’ve probably noticed your Instagram feed getting filled with fine art-ish looking pictures from your friends. You’re also certain that none of your friends are actual fine…

Kids Build VFX Company, I Send Tachyon Beam Back in Time

Kids Build VFX Company, I Send Tachyon Beam Back in Time

This is interesting, two boys, Ben and Alex, 11 and 13 respectively, are making, and selling, their own Star Wars inspired plug-ins, with the help of their dad who…

Video Editor: A job on the edge of extinction

Video Editor: A job on the edge of extinction

I know this post has a clickbait sounding title, and for that I apologize, but I’m not writing this for click throughs or ad impressions. This is about the…

How to Survive The Post House Implosion

Even in good times, video production/ post-production is a risky business. In bad times it’s downright foolish. A company has to be scrappy enough to weather the stagnant…