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Arri Alexa vs. Canon C500

Here is the first of a three part series on the Arri Alexa vs. the Canon C500 in camera tests for Need for Speed.

Gemini 4:4:4 RAW: Your 4K/2k/1080p Recording Solution

Testing the new Gemini 4K RAW Recorder. I am all about keeping things compact and mobile, and the Gemini has this in spades. It is very small and has a very cool on-board monitor so that you can immediately check the digital gate.

Collaborative Innovations with Freefly Systems MōVI

Many of you ask, why MōVI? It comes down to the team behind the product, the support, the innovation, the forward thinking, the ability to future proof a product. Freefly Systems delivered.

Marines Contest Winners Andrea Cecchini and Martin Guitar – Where’s the 5D II, “For Us All”

Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent Where’s the 5d Contest II – “For Us All”. We receive 153 entries for the contest. There are a lot of […]

How A Strategic Team Makes You Shine

I am frequently asked how we get so many set ups in a day and how we stay on schedule and budget while shooting. The answer is my Elite Team. I am nothing without my team and they make me shine everyday.

Sydney, Australia Meet Up and Talk

I am headed to Sydney, Australia next week to speak at a Canon event on August 21, and we would also like to invite everyone to a meet up on August 20.

Diffusion for the Digital Age – Using Smoke

Using the right filtration to impose a mood, create a style, encapsulate a time period or just to cream a woman’s skin can be a very powerful visual tool. The first diffusion I go to time and time again, whether it is film or HD, is smoke.

Rosco View: New Frontier Tools

The Rosco View has increased my speed on location tenfold. Innovation, creation. I love what I do.

Steve Tiffen of Tiffen Filters Hurlblog Interview: The Tiffen Company

In November of last year I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Steve Tiffen of the Tiffen Company […]

Infusing First Person POV Into Mountain Dew GAME FUEL MW3

In mid-October, I got a call from McG to see if I was available to do a Mountain […]

Designing the Visual Landscape of Deadfall

When Stefan Ruzowitzky and I sat down to talk about the look and feel of this film he immediately showed me these Todd Hido shots. They blew my […]

Shane Hurlbut’s Go To Lighting Package

Many of you requested information on the go to lighting package. Having a package that can do many types of lighting is the secret. Lights that can multi-task are my recipe for success.

Diffusion for the Digital Age – Using Smoke

Using the right filtration to impose a mood, create a style, encapsulate a time period or just to cream a woman’s skin can be a very powerful visual tool. The first diffusion I go to time and time again, whether it is film or HD, is smoke.

Lighting with Canon’s 1DC DSLR 4K Capture Project “The Ticket”

On The Ticket, the lighting was a challenge because we used natural, available light and shaped it. I turned lights off, then added accent lights to bring out the depth of a location.

Leadership: Paramount for Filmmakers

All of you have been so gracious with your comments about how much I help all of you and make a difference, or changed your life in some way. This is a huge responsibility that I take very seriously. I need to set a great example. I need to do my very best, and I need to illustrate for all of you what it means to be a good leader.