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A Special Offer from Syncly – Affordable Music and Customizable Tracks for Editors and Production Professionals

A Special Offer from Syncly – Affordable Music and Customizable Tracks for Editors and Production Professionals

Creative professionals of all types and sizes continue to sort through challenges related to identifying and licensing the right piece of music for their project. From a licensing perspective, everyone…

Bullies don’t own you

Bullies don’t own you

You sad little man…You are quite honestly not that important to me.” Those words were directed at me by my former employer. The words and the personal attack…

ARRI Signature Prime and Mini LF Event: Sim Video, Vancouver

ARRI Signature Prime and Mini LF Event: Sim Video, Vancouver

Come see me on June 6th at Sim Video in Vancouver, B.C., where I’ll co-present a session on ARRI Signature Primes with product manager Thorsten Meywald…

Four lenses: a visual comparison, part 2

Four lenses: a visual comparison, part 2

It’s time to name names. I’m going to tell you what lenses you’ve been looking at for the last few days, and offer my…

Four lenses: a visual comparison, part 1

Four lenses: a visual comparison, part 1

We live in an age of lens choice. Because of this, we also live in an age of lens tests. Done properly, such tests are hugely valuable. The best way…

Are Canon Cinema Cameras the Ultimate Documentary Solution?

Are Canon Cinema Cameras the Ultimate Documentary Solution?

This year all 5 documentaries nominated for an Oscar were shot on Canon cameras. To further discuss this accomplishment, Canon gave me the chance to interview Tim Smith, Canon&#8217…

First Look: Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16

First Look: Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16

I first saw the Wacom MobileStudio Pro at NAB last year and finally got my hands on one to test this winter. For an amazing Cintiq-style creative pen tablet…

After Effects wins an Academy Sci-Tech Award

After Effects wins an Academy Sci-Tech Award

David Simons is a 28-year fellow at Adobe, if you count the first three years at CoSA where he created After Effects. His creation has dominated the post-production…

Fujinon’s MK lenses paired with SLR Magic’s Anamorphot bring widescreen magic to low budget filmmaking

Fujinon’s MK lenses paired with SLR Magic’s Anamorphot bring widescreen magic to low budget filmmaking

Last year, I got a peek at SLR Magic’s Anamorphot 65 add-on anamorphic adapter kit for Fujinon’s MK series lenses. It’s just part of…

Product Review: RAVPower Portable Chargers & Power Banks

Product Review: RAVPower Portable Chargers & Power Banks

I admit I was a bit skeptical at first when I was contacted by RAVPower to test/review their portable charging devices, but was actually quite impressed once I put…

Out in the Field with the GoPro HERO7 Black

Out in the Field with the GoPro HERO7 Black

Recently, I was sent a GoPro HERO7 Black to take out with me on a two-week trip to Colorado where I was filming for a ski tour company called…

Behind-the-lens nets: a lost art makes a comeback

Behind-the-lens nets: a lost art makes a comeback

I’ve always been a little different. That’s the only explanation I have for cutting gels out of Rosco and Lee swatch books and putting them behind…

An interview with moi, now at Production Hub

An interview with moi, now at Production Hub

Not to give away any of PVC’s thunder, but Production Hub interviewed me a few weeks ago and the result is now live. You can see it here…

Solutions to Resolve 5: Taming Color Management – Part 2

Solutions to Resolve 5: Taming Color Management – Part 2

To pick things up from where we left them at the end of the previous article (Taming Color Management – Part 1) here’s the problem we need to resolve: even…

Chromatic aberration: hard edges, hue shifts, and storytelling

Chromatic aberration: hard edges, hue shifts, and storytelling

Accidents yield interesting truths. This is especially true in lens and camera tests, where it’s hard to know what to test for but there’s always something…