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March 17, 2012 - 10:17 pm in
Moving to FCP X without giving up FCP 7
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…
March 17, 2011 - 4:06 pm in
Before you leave, normalize your gear
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…
August 25, 2010 - 2:27 pm in
10 things everyone should have in their camera kit/car trunk right this instant
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…
July 27, 2010 - 11:21 am in
Lighting and Grip
Installing (and removing) a soft box
This quick tip video will show you how to install and remove a soft box on a light. This trick here is in the removal, so all of you newbies out there, pay attention.
June 16, 2010 - 9:30 am in
Keeping a white card nearby is easy with this week’s quick tip
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…
May 5, 2010 - 3:57 pm in
Lighting and Grip
C-Stand quick tip – the easy and efficient way to raise any type of light stand or C-Stand
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.
April 27, 2010 - 2:57 pm in
Using Picture Styles on your Canon 5D/7D to get the look you want
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…
April 7, 2010 - 12:17 pm in
Canon EOS utility software lets you use your laptop as a spare monitor via USB
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…
March 9, 2010 - 9:33 am in
The secret to taping down (and removing) cables
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…
January 18, 2010 - 2:32 pm in
TRICK: Getting prod. gear @ Ikea is just plain “practical”
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…
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