We were contacted by Foton, which is a Polish company that produces camera accessories. They wanted us to test out and let them know what we think of their new motorized slider the Varanus VS2.
I was busy at the moment on another job, so I asked a friend of mine, a talented photographer Akash Wadhwani, to help out by testing the kit. You can check out Akash’s website for more of his amazing photos and time-lapse tutorials. Continue reading Motorized slider time-lapse with Varanus SV2
Back in 2015 I reviewed the Atomos Shogun external monitor and recorder. Right now, Adorama has a really sweet deal on the Atomos Shogun Flame, which is a successor to the model that I reviewed. Continue reading Deal on Atomos Shogun Flame
Recently, I had a chance to meet Chris Downing, Tim Wilson and Derek Allen of GearJones.com. These guys are talented cinematographers from the Washington D.C. area. Continue reading Cinema Camera Mega Test of 2017!
Today, Blackmagic Design announced even more exciting products they are releasing. Continue reading New Camera and Control Panels from Blackmagic Design!
For years, the Zoom H4n has been the workhorse audio recorder on my film and video productions. As good as it is, it is an older model, and so I decided to see what the current portable recorders have to offer. Here is my review of three popular recorders from Zoom and Tascam. Continue reading Portable Audio Recorders for Filmmakers
Here is a quick review of a wireless LANC controller, which allows you to control your camera remotely. It works with BlackMagic cameras (including URSA and URSA Mini) and any other camera that includes a grip arm with controls via the LANC connection. Continue reading Wireless LANC Controller
As soon as I got my hands on the V-Log L image profile, I put it through a lot of tests. It is a true flat image profile for the Panasonic GH4 camera, and the upcoming GH5, that allows for the capture of 12 stops of dynamic range, instead of the 10 stops you get with the built-in image profiles of these cameras. The idea of extra dynamic range is exciting, but there is a trick to taking advantage of this additional functionality. Continue reading V-Log L GH4 vs External Recorder
I decided to do a post talking about how I organize my day because it’s something that is important, but gets often overlooked. As a filmmaker, you have to juggle multiple projects and still complete them on time. What is my formula? Well, I am not sure whether I manage my time well, or whether I work faster than most – I like to think it’s both 🙂 In any case, here is a glimpse into my life – hopefully you find it helpful. Continue reading My Daily Routine: The Life of a Filmmaker
Here is a softbox for LED panels that I like a lot. It is quick to set up and folds to a very small size. It produces a nice soft light. Continue reading D-Fuse Quick Pop-Out Softbox for LED Panels
Lights like the Aputure 120t are very interesting because they are usually the key piece of a lighting kit – especially when combined with a softbox. What makes them the workhorses is their versatility – they are portable, give a good amount of light output, but don’t draw a lot of power (when using LEDs). Continue reading Aputure 120t Light and Light Dome Softbox