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Backdrop In Action

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I got to use the new backdrop for a shoot and have to say it worked great! The only thing is I’ll have to double check how to clean it since I know after multiple uses it’s going to need a once over but it worked out great. A little pricey but it was worth it.

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New Backdrop

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For work shoots we are doing different videos which instead of doing a normal interview set up require a backdrop. I recently bought a normal cloth backdrop but we’ve had issues. So I just bought one of these Westcott Collapsible backdrops. I’ll let you know how it works out. First official use with it will be on Monday.

Geek

Frankly My Dear I Do Give A Damn

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I know this has been out for a few weeks but I still wanted to post it. A picture of the upcoming new RED camera the Scarlet. To say I am eagerly awaiting this camera is about the biggest understatement you can imagine.

Filmmaking

Being Portable

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One thing that is my advantage on shoots, both work and film, is to be portable. Part of my “thing” is that I’m basically a one man crew. For the most part doing interviews and B-Roll rarely requires a lot of people. In fact, I have almost never been in a situation where having several people around was necessary. Now if I was doing a commercial or something along those lines then that would be different. But in most cases there is mainly two of us on these shoots and that is plenty. I made the decision a long time ago to own my own gear. With that comes a big cost. Not just in purchasing the equipment but in upkeep as well. The part that a lot of people don’t think about. Most of the time it’s minor things like extra bulbs and gaffer’s tape. But other times it […]

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Zacuto Great Camera Shootout Episode One

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My old boss Steve Weiss of Zacuto is making a massive camera shootout video covering all different kinds of cameras to test them out under different conditions. Part one has just been released. Here is the descrirption: In the most scientific camera comparison to date, “The Great Camera Shootout 2011: a documentary of the Single Chip Camera Evaluation (SCCE)” premieres with Episode 1: “The Tipping Point.” The first episode of the 3-part web series examines three SCCE Tests: The Dynamic Range Test, The Under Exposure Test and The Over Exposure Test. Here’s the trailer for the series: Here’s the link to the post with the complete 30 minute video on the Zacuto website: CLICK HERE Part Two will be out next month. Can’t wait!

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Happy Work

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I am lucky enough to work in a field that is at least close enough to what I want to do for a living so I’m not pulling out my hair. I’ve done the office job. Had my cubicle and fancy title (Vendor Logistics Manager). While the job security was nice the fact was it sucked everything out of me. You keep telling yourself that the moment you get home you’ll work on that script, prep for that movie, but you never do. You get home and you are just too tired to do anything. You want to just do nothing. So when I took the chance to turn my life around it was very problematic as it cost me not months but years of financial security and have been living the life of a poor starving artist. I invested in myself by buying my own gear. I have put […]