I have joined the Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” club!
As, I’m sure, most of you know, there is a giant collection of music videos from people from all over the world who just dance and show what it means to be happy – all done to the hit song “Happy”. Continue reading Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” – Ecuadorian style by Tom Antos
Camera cranes along with dollies were the first set of filmmaking tools allowing smooth camera movement. They are just as important today. Besides adding production value, they greatly enhance storytelling.
Whereas dollies allow side-to-side movement, cranes and jibs move the camera up and down. If you put a camera crane on a dolly, you will have even more freedom of camera movement. Continue reading Camera Cranes & Jibs – CAME
As many of you know, last year I ran an indiegogo campaign to build the CineDrone – a RC quadcopter camera rig. Designed for the GoPro cameras, this affordable device – under $2000 – was ready out of the box to let you get cinematic aerial shots. The campaign generated a lot of interest and I ended up building even more units for the latecomers to the project. Even to this today, I get more requests. Continue reading CineDrone 2.0
In my previous post, I reviewed the medium-priced Gini BMCC EX rig for the BlackMagic cameras. This time, I am reviewing a high-end model – the Lanparte BlackMagic Camera Cage Kit. Continue reading High-end Rig for BlackMagic Cameras – Lanparte Rig
As I mentioned in my review of it, the BlackMagic Production Camera 4K is a great camera, but it requires additional investment in equipment to make it work well in a real production setting. Continue reading Getting the Most Out of BlackMagic Cameras: the Gini Rig
It sounds like there is a lot of excitement about Panasonic’s new 4K camera – the Lumix GH4 – because I have received plenty of questions about it. Probably the most frequent question is what lenses should you get. So, I will make my recommendations here. Continue reading Lenses for Panasonic GH 4 4K camera
Great news. You can now order the hotly anticipated Panasonic GH4 camera. As expected, the price is very competitive – at $1698, this is by far the most affordable 4K camera. Continue reading Panasonic’s 4K camera released at $1698
Almost every filmmaker and video expert out there wonders what kind of quality they can expect from the new Blackmagic Design Production 4K camera. Continue reading Blackmagic Production 4K Camera Review & Tests
UPDATE August 4, 2014: There is a new & improved version of this gimbal. More info here: https://tomantosfilms.com/4452/came7500/
If you ever had problems using steadicams, then you should consider getting a digital camera gimbal. It’s the next big thing that is about to revolutionize the film industry. Continue reading 3 Axis Camera Gimbal for under $1K
If you ever wanted to experiment with in-camera optical effects, then there is no better way to do this than with a set of Lensbaby lenses. Continue reading Lensbabies – cutest lenses around