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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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CineGear: On the Couch with Nino
Jun18

CineGear: On the Couch with Nino

Watch the “On the Couch” interview Lydia and I did with Nino Leitner at Cinegear.

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The New HP DreamColor: It’s all about the Color Space
Jun11

The New HP DreamColor: It’s all about the Color Space

With the release of the new Z27x and the Z24x monitors, we should look at what makes these babies different from the old workhorse that served as my eyes into the DSLR color space for over five years.

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Tiffen Diffusion Filters and Steadicam
May29

Tiffen Diffusion Filters and Steadicam

Tiffen has introduced a whole new line of filters for digital sensors and have shot a very in-depth 4K test that premiered at NAB this year,

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DP-7 Pro Set Up for Cinematic Filmmaking
May22

DP-7 Pro Set Up for Cinematic Filmmaking

The power of the SmallHD DP-7 and why I believe in it so much.

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Kitting Out Your MoVI for Cinematic Capture
Apr16

Kitting Out Your MoVI for Cinematic Capture

How we’re kitting out the MōVI on Fathers and Daughters.

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Flanders CM 250 – The Lighting and Exposure Monitor of the Future
Apr03

Flanders CM 250 – The Lighting and Exposure Monitor of the Future

The CM 250 is a 24” OLED display that is crisp, clean and delivers beautiful blacks.

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Shane’s Gear Bag
Feb14

Shane’s Gear Bag

I have been asked by many of our readers to share details regarding my personal Gear Bag. I use a vast array of tools to be able to tell all types of stories. I wanted to break it down with detail.

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Using a Crane: Educating your Audience on Geography & the Art of Discovery
Jul24

Using a Crane: Educating your Audience on Geography & the Art of Discovery

Crane moves can give you scope, geography and the sense of discovery. Understand why you are doing it first, not just because it looks cool.

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Inovativ Carts on a Game of Thrones Promo
Apr12

Inovativ Carts on a Game of Thrones Promo

Recently, I shot a promo for HBO’s enthralling television series “Game of Thrones” and had the opportunity to put the Inovativ Echo cart through its paces in a real set environment.

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Interview with Greg Staten on the HP DreamColor Monitor
Mar21

Interview with Greg Staten on the HP DreamColor Monitor

Greg is dedicated to producing a great monitor. He’s fascinated with what his clients are doing with HP’s products, and he’s always looking for improvements.

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Gemini 4:4:4 RAW: Your 4K/2k/1080p  Recording Solution
Mar13

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.

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Big Winners: The SmallHD Story
Jan31

Big Winners: The SmallHD Story

Learn how Wes Phillips and Dale Backus from SmallHD won the “Doritos: Crash The Superbowl Contest” not once… but twice and then how they used their earnings to fund the growth of SmallHD.

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Inspiration and Passion Create Innovation: The Big Story Behind SmallHD
Nov29

Inspiration and Passion Create Innovation: The Big Story Behind SmallHD

The trailer for the documentary that Hurlbut Visuals produced about this forward thinking company called SmallHD, founded by Wes Phillips and Dale Backus.

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The Cineped: Full 360° Rotatable Slider
Oct04

The Cineped: Full 360° Rotatable Slider

As a cinematographer, movement is an integral part of conveying your creative vision and the storytelling process. Whether subtle or dramatic, it’s another tool in your box of creative options.

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Anton Bauer QRC-CA940 Gold Mount Battery Plate for Canon C300 and C500
Sep17

Anton Bauer QRC-CA940 Gold Mount Battery Plate for Canon C300 and C500

The Elite Team and I have been field testing different power and cable management systems. We have found that the best solution to power the Canon C500 and C300 are the Anton Bauer Dionic batteries, along with the Anton Bauer QRC-CA940 Gold Mount battery plate.

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Crash Cam: Filmmaking Inside the Box
Mar15

Crash Cam: Filmmaking Inside the Box

Let’s look at how the crash cam world has changed because of the Canon 5D. It has replaced the eyemo that used to be a clapper of a 35 or 16mm with bad lenses. It could be blown up, bashed into, driven over, or you could even have a car land right on it.

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Director/Cameraman Package for Scouting Locations + Scouting Apps
Feb02

Director/Cameraman Package for Scouting Locations + Scouting Apps

Since the invention of the Canon 5D, it has taken scouting to a whole new level and preparing that package that allows you can take advantage of serendipitous moments, lightning in a bottle so to speak, is essential.

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"Sports Authority" with the The Kessler V3 Crane and Revolution Head
Sep06

"Sports Authority" with the The Kessler V3 Crane and Revolution Head

When director Peter Odiorne asked me to shoot Sports Authority “Shoe,” the […]

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Marshall Goes Rugged with HDMI Conversion – by Tim Holtermann
Jul29

Marshall Goes Rugged with HDMI Conversion – by Tim Holtermann

In a previous blog entry, Shane talked about the 5D MKII and how it integrates with […]

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