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November 2014 Podcast
Nov26

November 2014 Podcast

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Collaborative Innovations with Freefly Systems MōVI
Nov19

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.

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On Set With Shane – Day 6
Nov19

On Set With Shane – Day 6

. Our director, Gabriele Muccino saw these videos with the MoVI, and we wanted to come up with the shot that showed the unique ability to be able to pass this camera off from one operator to the other.

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On Set With Shane Day 5
Nov12

On Set With Shane Day 5

As a cinematographer, you are always asked to make compromises. With Gabriele Muccino’ s vision and my ideas for lighting and camera, we were taxing the budget to the absolute limit.

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Lighting Basics:  Where to Place Your Key Light
Nov05

Lighting Basics: Where to Place Your Key Light

Your first point of lighting is your key light, which is the light that exposes the face.

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Filmmaking Apps for Your Smart Phone
Nov05

Filmmaking Apps for Your Smart Phone

Here are the apps that I wish I had when I was a budding young filmmaker to help navigate the waters.

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Canon 7D Picture Profile
Oct29

Canon 7D Picture Profile

We’ve had a request for my Canon 7D Picture Profile.

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October 2014 Podcast
Oct29

October 2014 Podcast

It’s time for the October Inner Circle podcast, where I answer your questions.

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Cheerios Protein: Execution in Multi-Format Photography
Oct22

Cheerios Protein: Execution in Multi-Format Photography

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Illumination Experience Galleries
Oct15

Illumination Experience Galleries

Welcome to our gallery of Illumination Experience photos.

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Canon Cinema Zooms vs Cooke S4 Primes
Oct15

Canon Cinema Zooms vs Cooke S4 Primes

The Cooke look is a very distinctive one. It is one that I have really embraced with film and now with digital capture. What we discovered with this test was that the coating on the Canon Cinema Zooms was much richer in red/yellow tones, which is the Canon look if I had to describe it.

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On Set With Shane – Day 4
Oct08

On Set With Shane – Day 4

We started out in a psychologist’s office, which was on the 13th floor on the Alcoa Building in Pittsburgh. The whole building is made out of aluminum.

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Start Your Engines
Oct01

Start Your Engines

We all have seen the documentary style and how it looks and feels with real people. The director, Xander over at Backyard Productions, had a different idea and it was so unique and fun to shoot that I wanted to share it with all of you.

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Start Your Engines: Creating an in the Moment Docu-Style Approach with Cheerios Protein
Oct01

Start Your Engines: Creating an in the Moment Docu-Style Approach with Cheerios Protein

We all have seen the documentary style and how it looks and feels with real people. The director, Xander over at Backyard Productions, had a different idea and it was so unique and fun to shoot that I wanted to share it with all of you.

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Julien Lasseur’s Project Greenlight Video
Sep25

Julien Lasseur’s Project Greenlight Video

Please vote for Captain Torpedo to support Julien Lasseur.

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September 2014 Podcast
Sep24

September 2014 Podcast

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Behind the Scenes and Win! on the Illumination Experience Tour
Sep17

Behind the Scenes and Win! on the Illumination Experience Tour

The Illumination Experience Tour is in full swing. Here is a backstage tour of the movie sets we use from Swing Vote and Crazy/Beautiful.

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On Set With Shane – Day 3
Sep17

On Set With Shane – Day 3

This was a very interesting day. It was our first day with Aaron Paul. He plays Cameron, who falls in love with Amanda Seyfried’s character Katie.

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Dynamic Range in Filmmaking Event in LA
Sep08

Dynamic Range in Filmmaking Event in LA

I want to let you know about a free educational event coming up this Saturday, September 13th from 2:00 to 5:00pm in San Fernando, California at Revolution Cinema Rentals, 1102 Arroyo Street

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Canon 5D Act of Valor Picture Profile
Sep03

Canon 5D Act of Valor Picture Profile

Here is a Picture Profile that I used on the Canon 5D while shooting Act of Valor. This works on both the 5D MkII and MkIII.

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