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Three beautiful TV shows you probably aren’t watching

Three beautiful TV shows you probably aren’t watching

I’ve worked on episodic television. I know how fast it moves. That’s why I’m amazed at how good recent TV shows tend to look…

Canon Compact Zoom Lens Review: 18-80mm and 70-200mm

Canon Compact Zoom Lens Review: 18-80mm and 70-200mm

When I started this career I was told to never ever, under no circumstances, use a camera’s autofocus. Just do not use it. Back then, this was more…

Blackmagic’s ATEM Television Studio Pro HD Review

Blackmagic’s ATEM Television Studio Pro HD Review

I sat in my office and stared at the brown cardboard box holding Blackmagic’s new ATEM Television Studio Pro HD switcher. How was I going to test and…

MegaBots’ Giant Fighting Robots Web Series Captured on Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras

MegaBots’ Giant Fighting Robots Web Series Captured on Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras

I love hearing news about small cameras stepping up into big rolls.  Today, Blackmagic shared a story about Micro Cinema Cameras, one of my favorite little cameras, and a URSA…

Three New 4K Camcorders With Fast Auto Focus Announced By Sony

Three New 4K Camcorders With Fast Auto Focus Announced By Sony

Small, light-weight and with killer Auto Focus the three newest members of  Sony’s camcorders club were announced today. Sony has beefed the trio up with phase detection…

Sony Unveils VENICE, its Full-Frame Flagship Cinema Camera

Sony Unveils VENICE, its Full-Frame Flagship Cinema Camera

This is a Sony first; releasing a camera with a name, VENICE. It’s a Full-Frame digital motion picture camera system. Otherwise, think of VENICE as the next…

Game of Thrones: the beginning of the end

Game of Thrones: the beginning of the end

Season 8 will put an end to the saga Game of Thrones. One year from now the last six episodes, so is said, will free many professionals from what has…

Zephyr Drone Flight Training Review by Little Arms Studios

Zephyr Drone Flight Training Review by Little Arms Studios

Pressure. It can be corrosive especially if the pressure you feel is from flying a good portion of your hard-earned money into the air. You know the more you…

Art Of The Shot: Jody Eldred Emmy Award-Winning DOP and Director

Art Of The Shot: Jody Eldred Emmy Award-Winning DOP and Director

In this version of the “Art of the Shot” I talk to Jody Eldred who is an Emmy award-winning Director of Photography, Camera Operator, Writer, and, DGA…

Sony Shows Off The UMC-S3CA: NAB 2017 Video

Sony Shows Off The UMC-S3CA: NAB 2017 Video

At NAB 2017, Sony showed off the UMC-S3CA. This is a camera with the same extreme low-light sensor as Sony’s popular A7S II. So what is…

ART OF THE SHOT: “Atlanta” DP Christian Sprenger

ART OF THE SHOT: “Atlanta” DP Christian Sprenger

In this edition of the Art of the Shot, I had to opportunity to talk to “Atlanta” Director of Photography Christian Sprenger. The FX show starring Donald Glover…

AJA Talks High Dynamic Range with their FS-HDR: NAB 2017 Video

AJA Talks High Dynamic Range with their FS-HDR: NAB 2017 Video

At NAB 2017, AJA showed off their high pursuit for helping companies deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) so their viewers can watch footage that better resembles how the human eye…

AJA Kona IP Card and Workflow: NAB 2017 Video

AJA Kona IP Card and Workflow: NAB 2017 Video

AJA showed off their KONA IP at NAB 2017. This is what AJA has to say about the KONA IP. The KONA IP is a desktop video and audio I…

SmallHD Shows Off Ultra Bright Monitors: NAB 2017 Video

SmallHD Shows Off Ultra Bright Monitors: NAB 2017 Video

For the first time, SmallHD had not only a booth at NAB 2017, but a booth outside in the harsh Las Vegas sun. They did this to show off their…

SmallHD talks Big Production Monitors: NAB 2017 Video

SmallHD talks Big Production Monitors: NAB 2017 Video

SmallHD started with… well small HD on-camera monitors. Now, the North Carolina company has moved up to full-sized HDR Production monitors for on-set viewing, editors, and…

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