Interviews

Rode Wireless Go vs.Tascam DR-10L

Rode Wireless Go vs.Tascam DR-10L

In order to expand my field audio recording options for interview situations, I recently purchased both the new RODE wireless Go system as well as the Tascam DR-10L. While…

NIKKOR Z 85MM F/1.8 S: a fast lens for documentaries, interviews and B-roll

NIKKOR Z 85MM F/1.8 S: a fast lens for documentaries, interviews and B-roll

A fast prime with a classic medium telephoto focal length, the new NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S is crafted to cater to the needs of videographers as well…

ART OF THE SHOT: Claudia Raschke, DP for Oscar Nominated “RBG”

ART OF THE SHOT: Claudia Raschke, DP for Oscar Nominated “RBG”

Now that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have nominated the documentary “RBG” for an Oscar for Best Documentary now might be a great time to…

The simplest interview setup ever: the modern update

The simplest interview setup ever: the modern update

Many years ago I wrote about the simplest interview lighting setup ever. Here’s my modern take on that same setup. The TL;DR version is: I still use…

Directly attach iRig Pre HD to an ENG omni dynamic mic

Directly attach iRig Pre HD to an ENG omni dynamic mic

After my review of the Senal ENG-18RL omnidirectional dynamic microphone for ENG (electronic news gathering) in 2016, my friend Francisco Javier just had to have one. For informal, single…

Polishing the Talking Head Interview

Polishing the Talking Head Interview

I’m constantly experimenting with common lighting setups and trying to make them better. There is no more common lighting setup than that of the talking head interview. Here…

Art of the Shot: Eric Lin

Art of the Shot: Eric Lin

Recently, I had the opportunity to talk to Eric Lin who is a cinematographer best known for his work on I Smile Back (2015), Equity (2016) and Rudderless (2014). His…

Art of the Shot: Richard Crudo, ASC

Art of the Shot: Richard Crudo, ASC

Welcome to the inaugural “Art of the Shot” interview series. It seems fitting to me the leadoff hitter for these articles will feature none other than American Society…