Filmmaking

New Sigma 105mm Macro Lens

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As much as my wallet is wishing otherwise I am trying to build a lens library since I switched to an interchangeable lens camera system a year ago plus getting back into photography. That is the nice thing about having both of my cameras be the same brand. Any lens I get I can use with both my Sony FS700 video camera and my Sony A7 still camera. Sigma currently has an instant rebate offer on a couple of their lenses through the end of March. One of the ones I have been eying for awhile is on the list so I couldn’t resist. I love shooting macro photography. Macro is where you can get very close to objects especially with small objects. Getting so tight onto things that you don’t normally see in such a way. It can make even the most mundane thing seem very dramatic. I have […]

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Video Logos From The Past

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When I was a kid I would go and rent movies every single weekend. Back then you had a three day rental which basically meant if you rented it on Friday it was due back on Sunday. So I would rent as many as I was allowed (which was usually no more than three) and watch all three that night then again on Saturday (even if I wasn’t overly excited by the film) and if there was one I loved then again on Sunday before taking it back to the video store. Certain things always stuck out to me like video companies. Two that I remember fondly which released a lot of horror and exploitation films was Media Home Entertainment and Vestron Video. So many great movies were released by these two companies back then. So if I saw either of them I knew I was in for a treat. […]

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A Hidden Classic On TCM Tonight

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Tonight on Turner Classic Movies they are showing the William Wyler film Dodsworth from 1936. Starring Walter Huston, giving a truly amazing and touching performance, Ruth Chatterton, and Mary Astor, this is an often overlooked film. Having caught it on TCM one night (maybe 6 or 7 years ago) with host Robert Osborne saying it was one of his favorite films I knew I had to give it a chance. I am so happy I did because over the years the film has grown more important to me and is also becoming one of my personal favorites.  A film that in many ways was before its time. A look at marriage, growing older, losing and finding love, where we belong in life and where we think we belong. It is funny, dramatic, heartbreaking, and touching. Do yourself a favor and watch it. You may thank me for it. Then tell […]