Production

Flex Light Review and Photometrics

Flex Light Review and Photometrics

Recently I had the pleasure of working on a project with Jem Schofield. Jem has a gear obsession that borders on a medical condition, and I was delighted to see…

48 reasons why GarageBand is kryptonite for video production

48 reasons why GarageBand is kryptonite for video production

The market is full of capable digital audio editing applications. I am familiar with many of them and have covered several. Many are capable of recording —and all are capable…

Blackmagic Design Announce New Intensity Pro 4K Capture Card

Blackmagic Design Announce New Intensity Pro 4K Capture Card

The Intensity Pro 4K is a new super fast PCIe card that allows you to capture and playback SD, HD and Ultra HD video on Windows, Mac and Linux PCI…

Accelerated File Uploads for Production & Post

Accelerated File Uploads for Production & Post

As production and post workflows become increasingly distributed, the ability to send large source files quickly and reliably is becoming more important. Unfortunately, upload speeds can be a huge bottleneck…

Blackmagic Studio Camera Review

Without a doubt, the Blackmagic Studio Camera is a niche camera with a dominating monitor and Super 16mm sized sensor. This camera is designed for the world of multicam operations…

How to get trained

How to get trained

Almost everyone now seems interested in video or cameras or movie making. Filmmaking has become a popular hobby and even a sport. This is perfectly fine. However, I find that…

Review: The 4K Blackmagic Production Camera

Review: The 4K Blackmagic Production Camera

Blackmagic’s New 4K Production Camera is here and I have been shooting with it as soon as I could rip the box open. If you’ve had…

Money

Money

Imagine this: It’s the Producer’s Invitational Pancake Breakfast. Large hotel ballroom: happy grips, electricians and DPs are pouring batter and flipping pancakes for their guests. Directors…

Monitors and Filmmaking

Monitors and Filmmaking

The difference between a movie and a video is that a movie is created in the filmmakers’ minds and a video is created on a monitor. Viewfinders on cameras have…

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Review

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Review

Seven days… I had the camera for exactly seven days.  Just seven days to take the little camera through the paces and see what are the strengths/weaknesses and…