Tweet I decided to take the plunge today and purchase FCP X after giving the trial a once-over. I get a lot of work for both Avid and FCP 7 but lately I have been asked about FCP X – so it’s time to start learning something new. I don’t have a great deal of [...]
Tweet I have been working in the field quite a bit lately which is why I haven’t been able to write very many articles in the past two months. However, it has given me the opportunity to jot down some ideas that need to be discussed. The one that sticks in my mind right now [...]
Tweet I’m an organized person. Some people think I have OCD. I think I’m prepared. The plain fact is, that if you organize your shooting kit ahead of time, you won’t have that panicked Radio Shack run-of-shame we’ve all had to do before. So, here’s 10 things you need in your video camera bag. 1. [...]
Tweet I was working on an edit for a show a few weeks ago and I noticed that the shooters in the field had a pretty good trick that they were using for white balancing their cameras. When I saw what they were doing I thought to myself, ” why didn’t I think of that [...]
This week’s quick tip shows you the proper way to raise a C-Stand without expelling any extra energy or hurting those around you.
Tweet A lesser known attribute of Canon’s flagship HDSLR’s is their ability to program special looks onto your image, much like you’ve seen on camcorders for years. Although, there is a tendency to apply the “I’ll just fix it in post” mantra to this feature, there is a particular reason you don’t want to do [...]
Tweet One of the drawbacks of using the HDMI output on an HD-SLR camera like the Canon 5D Mark II is that hooking it up to a monitor blanks out your LCD screen. This can be troubling if you want both the camera operator and your client to view the image. Tony Reale of Creative [...]
Taping down your cables is a safe way to protect any location shoot. It’s also a good way to keep yourself from getting fired – or worse yet, sued. Here’s a quick tip video on how to properly tape down your cables and remove them without creating a mess.
Tweet From the makers of the $30 IKEA dolly, comes this handy-dandy lamp dimmer that could be used on almost every single shoot I do. Once you light and expose your subject often times there’s a practical light in the background that’s too bright. Sure, you could bring a bunch of different low wattage bulbs [...]