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    EOS C300 NEX FS100 and what about the HD RH1 Also you have inspiring names out there such as Alexa Epic Scarlet and Phantom Ok so many of you reading this are already thinking Sure But get to point Which one is the best Well how do you define best Best adj ˈbest most productive of good offering or producing Read More FAKE Kickstart This Puppy Into Flight The eye3 DSLR Hexacopter FAKE Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 25 January 2012 with 1 Comment Apparently this was some kind of scam Please move on to one of our other great posts We apologize for the wasted time This is one really cool Kickstarter project The eye3 is a hexacopter that will carry any camera under twelve pounds It is easy to assemble safe to fly and under a grand Kellie Sigler has already surpassed her goal of 25K and is still taking pre orders The basic kit is just Read More Sundance Update The Next Indie Film Worth Waiting to See Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 24 January 2012 with No Comments By Chris Collins Timelapse cinematography has come under some criticism recently based on the fact that a cinematographer needs to be versatile Timelapse is like a hammer in a toolbox but it is useless without the rest of the tools It can be incredibly beautiful and it takes a tremendous amount of talent to achieve the kind of results that can be seen by such specialists as Tom Lowe and Philip Bloom However the Read More Sony Announces New Camera Sensors With HDR Movie Function Video Demo Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 23 January 2012 with 4 Comments Sony has announced two new CMOS image sensors that have HDR video capability This would be a huge advance for Sony cameras An HDR feature would be a great option to have for situations like the one above There was not too much info in the press release however the video speaks volumes I expect to see more about this at NAB 2012 I picked this up from SonyAlphaRumors on Twitter Click here to Read More Get Lit Using Sidelight for a Dramatic Effect Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 22 January 2012 with 2 Comments By Chris Collins I am a sucker for dramatic lighting That s why I was so excited when Jared Abrams decided that we should go with a moody look for the interviews in The Board of Education documentary I decided to go with a fairly contrasty side lit look for the interviews which I have accomplished on the road with a few Ikan 312 LED lights We were fortunate enough to get hooked up by Roman Read More 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43

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    on the fence about this camera It will not guarantee you any more work than you already have If you are thinking about upgrading to larger sensor video cameras from your DSLR s then please take a moment and really think about your own work situation The 15K Canon C300 is just a little too steep to be an owner Read More Metabones Announces Canon EF To Sony NEX Mount Adapter With Aperture Control Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 18 January 2012 with No Comments Metabones has announced a Canon EF to Sony E Mount adapter with electronic aperture control They are using Conurus out of Vancouver Canada as their distributor Conurus has been modifying Zeiss lenses to work with Canon bodies for quite some time now Some of you may be familiar with their Contax N series 17 35mm f2 8 conversion to EF mount Now it looks as if they are making electronic adapters I have not had the Read More Zacuto Scorpion Rig Available Now For 2500 Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 17 January 2012 with 1 Comment The kick ass Scorpion rig from Zacuto is finally available We got the chance to test out the prototype a little less than a year ago Zacuto has been refining it for some time and now it is available This is the best rig I have ever used for DSLR cameras The balance and ergonomics of this rig are awesome It is also one of the most robust hand held rigs I have ever Read More Quick Take Benro Travel Flat Tripod Review Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 16 January 2012 with 1 Comment We recently picked up the Benro Travel Flat Tripod model number A1190T This was the less expensive Aluminum model They also make

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    ND filter The new fader filter has some improvements over the older LCW MK II version The new Digi Pro HD filter has an improved matte finish housing with rotation groves It also has a rotation stick that can easily be removed for use with a matte box I put it up against the older MK II and Read More HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM MOVING IMAGE PRODUCING OTHERS Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 31 December 2011 with 2 Comments Producers stand to make the real big bucks If you re serious about making money from moving image then producing is where you need to be The rewards can be enormous but you can end up carrying all the risk too Ask most people outside production what a producer does and they ll probably get all confused with directing and a bunch of other crap In my world the producer makes shit happen The how of Read More HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM MOVING IMAGE EDITING Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 30 December 2011 with 5 Comments Congratulations If you re reading this then congratulate yourself for being a bit smarter than most Editing is not sexy Editing is not cool Editing won t get you girls Editing is unlikely to turn you into a blog superstar And editing is unlikely to earn you your own signature series endorsement deal Editing however will pay the bills Far better than camerawork or directing Fact The editing profession is like the legal profession recession proof Read More HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM MOVING IMAGE DIRECTING Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 29 December 2011 with 11 Comments This article is part of a series Read part 1 here Okay yesterday we talked about the very topline elements of turning that shiny camera into a revenue stream for yourself Cameras are great because they re so knowable I change a setting there s a predictable outcome I can plan for it etc etc The concrete objective expertise related value curve of camera experience now say that fast is one you can hook a career Read More HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN PRODUCTION CAMERA Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 28 December 2011 with 13 Comments Warning This post got out of hand but there s lots to say The landscape That got your attention didn t it Anyone working in production or wishing to work in production right now fear not there s more work around than there s ever been the business is thriving in fact it s buzzing Just look at all the new platforms for moving image currently around and even the biggest luddite around will see that video as predicted Read More 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45

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    of selling my car Seemed like the perfect solution would be to shoot a spec ad and take care of both problems Now I m not one to do things the easy way I wasn t about to just get some shots of the car driving by with a tripod and call it a day For awhile now I ve Read More Boris Continuum 8 sharpening film grain Sorenson x264 for DSLR Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 21 December 2011 with 3 Comments One thing that really grinds my gears about the majority of DSLR footage that is seen online is that people grade it with out remembering that film has range Often times they ll make it super contrasty and end up blowing out the highlights which just ends up making it look even more like video On top of that most H 264 encodes for the web will shift the gamma of the resulting file ruining a Read More Avid Media Composer 6 to After Effects CS5 5 w Automatic Duck Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 21 December 2011 with 1 Comment So Premiere is quickly becoming the go to option for editors making the switch from FCP The dynamic link between Premiere and After Effects is a very tempting bit of kit But for those of you who prefer having the media management powerhouse that is Avid fear not because Automatic Duck is now a free plugin Head here to download now Take a look at this simple walkthrough of how to take a sequence Read More Fire Destroys Home Fellow Filmmaker Yves Simard Needs Our Help Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 21 December 2011 with No Comments Fellow filmmaker Yves Simard suffered a blow this holiday season A fire destroyed his home VisionWrangler has started a donation campagin and we owe it to Yves to act as a community and help out however we can If you are unable to donate please help spread the word Luckily no one was hurt Here is a rip from the Cinescopophilia post Click here to donate now It is devastating news hearing that our Read More Breaking In Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 20 December 2011 with 5 Comments One year ago I left school to become a full time filmmaker In that time I ve worked as cinematographer on several feature films traveled the country as a camera man and recently I ve become a member of Avid s mod squad It hasn t been easy in the least For a good portion of the last year I ve been living out of a suit case going from one long term gig to the next Shooting big Read More 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45

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    tests with it after which they draw conclusions based on previous experiences good or bad The camera is then marked out of ten Or five Or given stars or funky little camera icons or a pros and cons list or and so on Recently we were treated to a review that Read More Lessons Learned Where You Least Expect It Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 09 December 2011 with 5 Comments I recently shot a few interviews for the Making Of website I got the email and quickly followed up with this reply Yes I am available What s the shoot and what is the rate The response was two short interviews and the rate was very low However it s the holidays and I am a sucker for extra cash around this time of the year They wanted to shoot two cameras Both locked off on Read More ARE WE ALL TOO POLITE TO BE CRITICAL Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 06 December 2011 with 30 Comments This is an article I ve been wanting to write for a long time but I just keep pussying out I wrote a 1 000 word version already and then canned it because I was too scared about pissing everyone off But here we go Why is so much mediocre work held up as amazing or stunning when actually it probably isn t What are the consequences of that Should we care And what could we do Read More Get Lit The LED Lights We Travel With Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 02 December 2011 with 4 Comments By Chris Collins When we travel we do it light We carry on everything and lights go in the camera bag We started using the Lite Panel Micro Pro a few

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    away one of their DSLR sniper kits via Twitter The Sniper Kit has a ultra portable on camera microphone a boom pole and mic stand It can be used for run and gun as well as interview situations We have been using the Que Audio 210 Shotgun Mic with our Sony FS100 for quite some time with great results We also Read More JACK OF ALL TRADES MASTER OF NONE MOST ALL Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 19 November 2011 with 11 Comments Convergence It s given us the iPhone it s given us hybrid cars it s given us video DSLRs It s also given rise to a technocracy in which those with the big armoury of technical skills thrive and the specialists struggle Photographers become filmmakers necessarily become editors etc etc In performing arts they talk about the double threat the triple threat the whisper it quadruple threat Justin Timberlake is a quadruple threat he sings he dances he Read More Wide Open Camera Interview With Carlos Acosta From Solid Camera Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 18 November 2011 with 1 Comment Here is a quick interview with Carlos Acosta from Solid Camera in Burbank California Carlos is a former DP turned equipment guru He has been doing the secret project game for quite some time Now he is designing practical equipment for everyday use He is very passionate about his work and it shows in this interview Click here to check out some of his gear Read More Zacuto Wins Emmy For Film Fellas Web Series Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 17 November 2011 with No Comments The crew over at Zacuto have done it again They are always pushing the limits of Wen content and this time they beat out a few broadcast

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    the Canon C300 cameras with the new Canon 14 5 60mm PL Zoom lens This was a little test area Canon had set up in the Hollywood Expo area I borrowed a CF card from Arri s Snehal Patel and simply put it in the camera and hit record I tried to do it with the new telephoto zoom but the camera had Read More New Gear From Zacuto Redrock Micro Genus Letus and Arri For Canon C300 Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 05 November 2011 with 1 Comment The C300 Footage Does Not Represent The Camera Very Well The new Canon Cinema EOS C300 camera can be used without any accessories at all The handle is quite beefy and should work well for quick hand held shots The major accessory manufactures have already designed a bunch of gear for the new Canon C300 camera Redrock Micro has a cage system Zacuto has a new base plate and hand held rig Read More Canon Cinema EOS C300 Footage From Camera On Showroom Floor Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 04 November 2011 with 4 Comments I threw a borrowed CF card from Snehal Patel and Joseph Jang rocked the steadicam at the Canon Announcement at Paramount studios The Canon Rep set up the camera so I am not sure what the exact settings were Had to use Sony XD cam software to convert the XML files into MOV files for FCP Worked quite well I ll get the full video up tonight Music Evil Eye By Fu Manchu Read More The Board Of Education Trailer For Kickstarter Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 04 November 2011 with No Comments Dr George Holden will be on AC360 Tonight We have been shooting for the past month and wanted to share some of our work with you Here is a very quick trailer for the film specifically built for kickstarter We hope to use this trailer to raise more funds Please share this link with anyone who may want to help We only have 6 days left to raise 8500 We can do it 10 Read More 5K RED Scarlet Slays 15 Million Dollar Canon Cinema EOS Launch Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 03 November 2011 with 8 Comments No Film School is reporting that the new Red Scarlet will come in at around 10K for the Canon EF mount version and a little more than 12K for a PL mount version Scarlet Click here for more info Here are some of the specifications SCARLET X with side SSD and Ti PL Mount Package 15 465 Includes Scarlet X Brain Includes DSMC Side Handle Includes 5 Touch LCD Includes 2x REDVolts Includes REDVolt travel charger Includes Read More 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42

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    first job at a water park When I was 15 I got my first LEGAL job at Kentucky Fried Chicken As cliche as it may sound by this time I already knew I wanted to make movies when I grew up I ve been working professionally in the filmmaking business for nearly 10 years so I m completely comfortable calling Read More Canon November Announcement Email Invite Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 02 November 2011 with 1 Comment I finally got my dirty little hands on the Golden Ticket to the November Canon announcement I had to bribe a few people and sell of a ton of gear but I think it s worth it Here is how it s going to go down this week Canon is going to announce the new cameras and lenses on November 3rd This day is specified for media only I think there will be a few Hollywood Read More Canon Announcement Rumors Round Up Final Thoughts Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 31 October 2011 with 5 Comments The Uber announcement from Canon on November 3rd 2011 is just a few days away and I wanted to lay out what I have heard about the cameras so far Red is also announcing the release of the much anticipated Scarlet This is all second hand info gathered from various sources and methods including carrier pigeon There will be at least two cameras announced possibly three PL and EF for sure I Read More KEH Camera Six Month Warranty On Used Gear Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 31 October 2011 with 1 Comment KEH Camera has recently added a six month warranty to their used products This is a major bonus when buying used equipment I am a big supporter of buying used

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