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!
2016 has come to an end and next year is upon us. I wanted to wish everyone all the best in 2017! Also, I wanted to do a recap of the best 4K cameras that I had a chance to use in 2016. Continue reading 4K Camera Shootout of 2016!
Today, I am reviewing the DJI Phantom 4 – a quadcopter that includes a gimbal-stabilized 4K camera. The camera drone technology has surely advanced a lot since my CineDrone and then “CineDrone 2.0” (a kit sold by BH PHoto Video that included DJI Phantom 2, gimbal and GoPro camera). Last year, I reviewed the DJI Phantom 3 and was already very impressed – one can for sure produce outstanding aerial videography with it. Continue reading DJI Phantom 4 camera drone review
I had the chance to use the Sony FS5 camera on a few projects I did in Ecuador in January of this year. Together with a fellow filmmaker and friend, Danny Ruan, we used this great little camera on the short film “Lights”, as well as on two music videos. One of them is premiering today! Continue reading “Wannabe” new music video by Anna Cyzon!
I wanted to show you a new set of LED lights that I used on a film I shot. Continue reading LED Lights – Thin, Good Quality and Cheap
Recently, I got to put the Sony a7R II to work and here’s my review of the camera. Continue reading Sony a7R II Review & Overheating Fix
One of the most frequent questions I get asked is “How do I get that film look?” Today I will show you how I turn ordinary-looking video into a cinematic image that just simply looks good. Continue reading Color Grading with Magic Bullet Suite 12
I have a new filmmaking tutorial for you guys today where I talk about moving camera in your production. Also I get into why you should do it, when, how and also some common mistakes that beginner filmmakers make. Continue reading Cinematic Camera Movement – Steadicam / Gimbal / Dolly
Even though I normally have access to lighting equipment, I often just use the sun and a reflector to light the films or music videos I work on. This way I can move fast and save a lot of money by not renting those huge and expensive HMI Par lights (but if you want to learn to use HMI Pars, I have a tutorial about them too). Continue reading Lighting using just the sun & a reflector
The last few months I’ve had the chance to use Panasonic’s new 4K camera, the GH4, and I have been really impressed with it. The camera is easy to use and lets you create amazing shots. Continue reading GH4 Review, Tips & Cinema Settings