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Alex Buono Visual Storytelling Tour

April 22, 2013 by Workshop

Oscar nominee and Director of Photography of the Saturday Night Live Film Unit Alex Buono is hitting 31 cities with his Visual Storytelling Workshop and seminar. Alex spoke at both the Collision Conference and the followup PhotoCine Expo. He is a great speaker and educator who shares his expertise in a very accessible manner. If you have never heard him then you should absolutely catch him if he comes through your city and if you live in the Los Angeles area stay tuned for a possible preview of this workshop. … Continue Reading

Hands on With the Sony NEX 6

April 16, 2013 by News

I stood there looking at 10 pounds of camera gear, contemplating what I should take with me on a trail run that I’d never attempted in Joshua Tree National Park. I almost turned and started up the trail with nothing, but at the last second remembered the Sony NEX-6 that Sony sent me. I threw it into a small pack with some water and set off up the trail.

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Girls Just Want to Have School A Review: “Girl Rising”

“Girl Rising” is less like a movie than an extended commercial for girls’ education around the globe. Through a hybrid style combining dramatization and documentary, girls act out stories adapted from their life by acclaimed writers from their country, while famous actresses like Meryl Streep and Selma Hayek serve as narrators. Sprinkled throughout are scenes of a sunny, green field where multiracial girls in school uniforms hold up statistics about global poverty, the spread of HIV, and the power of education while Liam Neeson narrates.

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NAB 2013

I didn’t make it to NAB this year but here are some stand out pieces of gear that caught my eye.

Black Magic has done it again with their Pocket Cinema Camera. It’s a super 16 sized sensor in a small point and shoot sized camera that takes micro four thirds lenses. Black Magic is definitely creating disruptive technology and keeping everyone else on their toes. I love that this camera utilizes the non proprietary M43 lens mount which means you can use some of the nicest small lenses on the planet (like the Olympus 45 and 75) as well as being able to adapt most DSLR or cinema lenses. Expect a Redrock Micro cage shortly. … Continue Reading

Greg Watermann – a long way from fucking.

March 23, 2013 by Music Video

Two years ago today, I posted Greg Watermann’s fantastic video of Scars on Broadway’s Fucking. He created the DSLR video relying on common sense and instinct. Ben Darling edited all the footage together to make an iconic music video that to this day gets a ton of traffic.

For Watermann and Darling it was just the beginning of new career of using DSLR video as part of their tool kit to put together amazing music videos. Have a look at the latest from Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera which features footage and stills from Watermann and Ben Darling’s awesome editing. … Continue Reading

A Little Nudity Durring to Illustrate Lens Comparison

March 19, 2013 by Gear

An epic comparison of the Canon Cinema Primes and the L Series.

Like my friend Greg Watermann said when he sent this to me; why can’t all gear tests be this creative. … Continue Reading

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