There are a lot of very exciting cameras available right now, many of which offer tremendous value. Blackmagic’s “Cinema” cameras have always been a terrific bargain, offering incredible image quality at previously unheard-of prices. The Pocket Cinema Camera in particular is remarkable for offering full HD (1920×1080) RAW internal recording for under $1000, making it one of the least expensive options for getting true cinema-quality … Read more!
“What’s your favorite movie?”
It’s a fairly common question, especially between people just meeting or getting to know each other – and for good reason. Your answer can tell a lot about you – your worldview, your sense of humor, your sense of style, even your politics. As far as icebreakers go, it’s pretty versatile.
It’s also a question that I just hate being asked.… Read more!
The past several months have been a period of major transition for me. As a freelance video professional moving from the midwest to central California, I’ve had to establish a new client base – and, in the process, learn new techniques, hone my existing skill set, and equip myself with new gear. Essentially, I went from having a well-stocked studio at my disposal with experienced, … Read more!
What is the best DSLR for video? What gear will give the most value and provide the most versatile production setup? I’ve spent a lot of time researching and reviewing video equipment to find the best options – and the best deals. This is my list of equipment choices for getting geared up on a tight budget – especially if you’re getting into DSLR video … Read more!
In my last post, I talked about the three different options video professionals have for getting a versatile camera setup on a budget: renting high-end equipment, like a RED One; purchasing a mid-range professional camcorder, like the Canon XA10; or outfitting a DSLR – in my case, a Canon T3i – for pro video work. After examining the costs and benefits of … Read more!
Video professionals today need to handle a wide variety of tasks. Especially for small operations – like myself – having a diverse skill set is vitally important. I market myself primarily as an animator and editor, but different projects may require me to script, shoot, composite, color correct, or tackle visual effects. When I do work for a larger production company, they often already have … Read more!
For graduate students hoping to enter the world of professional academia, publishing is huge. Having your work published in a respectable journal can be the deciding factor when applying for jobs, grants, or other programs. It’s a competitive process, especially in today’s crowded job market, and one of the major stressors of the field. On a more personal level, though, publishing can give a feeling … Read more!