First thoughts: GoPro Hero3 Black Edition

First ideas: GoPro Hero3 Black Version

Until this year, I never wanted to own a GoPro. I had shot them countless times on advertising and film projects and often had great results, but I never...
Shooting With the GH3 in Sub Freezing Temperatures

Capturing With the GH3 in Sub Freezing Temperatures

I am currently in Whistler, BC and am photographing a number of documentary commercials for a travel company. I photograph most of the project on my GH3 and was...
Splitting Bethany - Feature Film Shot on GH2

Splitting Bethany – Function Movie Shot on GH2

I'm in the final stages of post-production for my upcoming feature film - Splitting Bethany. The film follows the life of Jack Anderson, a recovering addict who is struggling...
Power Play – ICG Magazine

Energy Play – ICG Journal

Katori Hall's new STARZ series, based on empowering black women in the Delta, is reinventing Film Noir for a new generation. by Valentina Valentini / Photos by Jessica Miglio, SMPSP...
Ups & Downs of Shooting a Feature With the GH2

Ups & Downs of Taking pictures a Characteristic With the GH2

When I went into production with my second feature film, "Splitting Bethany", it was difficult for me to choose a camera. In contrast to my previous feature film "Footsteps",...
Music Video Shot on RED Scarlet

Music Video Shot on RED Scarlet

I just finished post-producing a music video for "The Jessica Stuart Few". The video was shot one day earlier this month with a RED scarlet and a skeleton crew....
The Wandering DP Podcast: Episode #239 – Sunny Days

The Greenscreen DP Podcast: Episode #239 – Sunny Days

We're back this week with another breakdown of a current TV spot. In today's podcast, we're going to take a look behind the scenes of the lighting, frame, and...
Why Blackmagic's Pocket Cinema Camera Will Be More Disruptive Than the Production Camera 4K

Why Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Digital camera Will Be Extra Disruptive Than the Manufacturing Digital...

I haven't had a chance to publish a new blog for a while since I spent the last month moving to Los Angeles. But today at NAB, Blackmagic Design...
Blackmagic Cinema Camera vs. Lumix GH3

Blackmagic Cinema Digital camera vs. Lumix GH3

Blackmagic movie cameras are most often compared to cameras like the RED Epic, Arri Alexa and other raw video cameras - and for good reason. They play in the...
Top 5 DSLRs For Video

High 5 DSLRs For Video

UPDATE: Many new DSLRs have been released since the publication of this article last year. I just published an updated article on the 3 best DSLRs for professional videos...
The 5D Raw Hack And Why I Don't Care!

The 5D Uncooked Hack And Why I Do not Care!

As most of you probably know, the past few months have been an exciting time for Canon DSLR owners - especially 5D MKIII owners. The ingenious team at Magic...
Hands On With Blackmagic's 4K/Pocket Cam, & When Are They Shipping?

Arms On With Blackmagic’s 4K/Pocket Cam, & When Are They Delivery?

Today I went to Blackmagic's big product demo event in Los Angeles to get my hands on the new 4K and pocket cameras. As many readers of this blog...
10 Tips For Shooting With Available Light

10 Suggestions For Capturing With Accessible Gentle

The practice of shooting with natural or available light in film productions can be fantastic if it fits your story and way of working on set and in pre-production....
Shooting Narrative With The Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Taking pictures Narrative With The Blackmagic Cinema Digital camera

Last weekend I directed and DP made a short film called "Brother Sister", which was shot with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF model). This short film is a forerunner...
How To Shoot A Film With A Skeleton Crew

How To Shoot A Movie With A Skeleton Crew

Aspiring filmmakers often ask me how to effectively make a film with a skeleton crew. For those of you who don't know the term, a skeleton crew is a...
My (Very Late) First Impressions Review of The Blackmagic Pocket 6K Camera

My (Very Late) First Impressions Evaluation of The Blackmagic Pocket 6K Digicam

Recently there has been a flood of new camera announcements - especially Blackmagic's incredible 12K URSA Mini Pro, the Canon R5 / R6 and most recently the Sony A7S...
The Best Cameras For Shooting A Documentary

The Greatest Cameras For Taking pictures A Documentary

I write a lot about cinema cameras and get the cinematic look that many of us are looking for, especially fictional storytelling projects. But what about documentaries? This article...
How To Make Video Footage Look Like Film

How To Make Video Footage Look Like Movie

One of the most common goals for filmmakers and DPs today is to achieve a film look when shooting videos. I am often asked, "Which digital camera is most...
The Wandering DP Podcast: Episode #238 – The Juice

The Greenscreen DP Podcast: Episode #238 – The Juice

It's time for another round of our Q + A series here in the podcast.I do my best to reach as many of them as possible via email, comments,...

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