Last year I had a chance to work on an indie production. I was the cinematographer and also handled all the grip/gaffer as we had to move fast and get a lot of scenes in a short amount of time. Continue reading
Today I wanted to share with you my thoughts on using this cool new wireless pan and tilt head for your DSLR and bigger video cameras.
When it was released in 2009, the Canon 7D opened up new opportunities to indie filmmakers and the camera has been a huge success ever since. This has been our workhorse camera too. Continue reading
Sometimes filmmakers buy fast lenses like the Canon’s “nifty fifty” 50mm f/1.8 expecting to shoot with the very wide apertures that such lenses offer. There are two reasons that you will rarely want to use these very wide, i.e. fast, apertures. Continue reading
The Canon DSLRs remain hugely popular among indie filmmakers and deservedly so. If you are looking to buy one, there are many great models to choose from, in a wide price range. Which one should you get?
We get a lot of questions asking for camera recommendations. Sometimes, we can see that one of the factors that people base their decision on is the quality of the camera’s autofocus. So, let us quickly address this issue. Continue reading
I have some great news for those of you who struggle using your shoulder rig and don’t know how to make it lighter and easier to work with. Continue reading