Category Archives: Filmmaking

Crazy STRONG Variable ND Filter! (11 Stops)

Neutral Density (or ND) filters are indispensable when you want to get a narrow depth of field while filming in very bright light (for example, outdoors on a sunny day). Sometimes you can’t or don’t want to make the shutter go fast enough to open the aperture up all the way. That’s when you need an ND filter. Unfortunately, these filters are usually expensive. Continue reading Crazy STRONG Variable ND Filter! (11 Stops)

Motorized slider time-lapse with Varanus SV2

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

Cinema Camera Mega Test of 2017!

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!

My Daily Routine: The Life of a Filmmaker

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

DIY cheap storage for the URSA Mini cameras – CFast to SSD Adapter for under $100

If you own the BlackMagic URSA cameras or the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, then you know how expensive it is right now to get enough storage. Continue reading DIY cheap storage for the URSA Mini cameras – CFast to SSD Adapter for under $100