Aputure DEC Wireless Lens Adapter with Focus & Aperture Controller

Today, I’m going to talk about another way how to control wirelessly camera focus. This is very useful when you have the camera mounted on a gimbal, steadicam or jib/crane. Aputure has a device called DEC Wireless Focus & Aperture Controller Lens Adapter. By using this lens adapter, you are able to control not only the focus, but also the aperture. Actually, it also allows you to start and stop the camera remotely, which I found very useful. Continue reading Aputure DEC Wireless Lens Adapter with Focus & Aperture Controller

AllSteady-6Pro Gimbal Review (after 2 months of real world use)

I had a chance to use a new 3-axis camera gimbal on the last feature film project I worked on. I decided to take this gimbal with me for the shoot because it is smaller and lighter than the DJI Ronin and Moza gimbals. Plus, even though it packs into a small case, it supports cameras ranging from DSLMs (ex. Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4) all the way to the RED Epic. Continue reading AllSteady-6Pro Gimbal Review (after 2 months of real world use)

Should filmmakers always strive for excellence?

This might seem like a strange question – should you, the filmmaker, always strive for excellence? Certainly, with so much competition out there, today more than ever you need to do something very special to get noticed. Having said that, I think that perfectionism and striving for excellence actually hinders the careers of most filmmakers. Let me explain. Continue reading Should filmmakers always strive for excellence?

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