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Art of the manual white balance

Art of the manual white balance

White balancing a camera is only half the story. Now we have to white balance our lights. Back in my Betacam days I learned that one of the easiest ways…

Road Test: GoPro HERO6 Black

Road Test: GoPro HERO6 Black

We recently took a week-long trip up to Oregon to visit family scattered about the state that I grew up in, and I decided to pack only ONE camera…

How to Avoid a Data Hack

How to Avoid a Data Hack

As officials at Sony and HBO can tell you, it’s tougher than ever to ensure sensitive materials are being properly protected, regardless of how many resources might be available…

Halloween 2017 movie recommendations

Halloween 2017 movie recommendations

“Terror is smelling a corpse, while horror is finding it.” Gothic fiction defines these terms as very different things, and until recently I didn’t know how…

Providing Defense Against Cybercrime

Providing Defense Against Cybercrime

Given the changing landscape of the IT industry, many of the original concepts about backups are delivering additional value and are now back in style. One of those original backup…

Current thoughts on current lenses

Current thoughts on current lenses

Near perfect lenses are easy to find these days. The problem is… I don’t want them. I want lenses with character. A while back I wrote this…

How to Write Video Production Proposals that Sell

How to Write Video Production Proposals that Sell

When a prospective client asks you for your pricing, you’ve got a golden opportunity to earn their business. How much you make of that opportunity depends on you. By…

Product Review: The Dutti Dolly from Matthews Studio Equipment

Product Review: The Dutti Dolly from Matthews Studio Equipment

The Dutti Dolly is a new, lightweight and travelable dolly from Matthews Studio Equipment intended to speed up your on-set workflow and allow you to shoot lower to the…

Hands-on Review: GoPro HERO6 Black

Hands-on Review: GoPro HERO6 Black

I was invited once again to the GoPro official product announcements and HERO6 Black launch event in San Francisco this week – where we got to try out the new…

GoPro New Product Announcements LIVE STREAM Event!

GoPro New Product Announcements LIVE STREAM Event!

On Thursday, Sept 28 at 9:00am PDT GoPro is having a LIVE product announcement event here in San Francisco. Join us here for streaming video of this event…