52 blog posts found matching keyword search for: camera setup in Kalamazoo
Best Camera Accessories and Rigs to Make Your Summer Shoots Sizzle
As a producer/director/shooter I’m always looking for the best way to maximize the investment of time and money. When it comes to purchasing and getting new gear into the production flow you need to do your homework. Listed below is but a few of the thousands of camera support products that are out there. But hey, that's why we’re here! The trick is to choose the right gear to stay within your budget and still come out with outstanding content. Easier said than done. But here is the good news. Getting new gear doesn't have to break the bank, and if you play your cards right, new gear can even pay for itself over time. So with that said lets’ check out some of the latest camera support gear and rigs that will take your production values to the next level.
Published on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 11:07 AM
4 Tips for Making the Most out of Your Lighting Setup on the Most Extreme Sets
Lighting is the secret weapon in any production; it sets the scene and tells the audience how they should be feeling with dramatic lighting effects generating intrigue. On lower-budget productions it can also position them and tell them where they are; warmer light with added gels can create a rich chocolate tone to be used in period dramas for example.
Published on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:00 AM
A Comprehensive Guide to One-Camera Live Streaming Setups
While the majority of Mainstream Media's live streams are multi-camera configurations, there are numerous situations where only one camera is needed. Events such as online learning modules, press conferences, electronic news gathering, and internal corporate broadcasts can be really successful with a simple one-camera setup.
Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:06 PM
Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Battery For A Drone Mounted Camera
From running around as a kid with a 35mm black and white camera, to renting a camper van and driving through New Zealand for a month while I took pictures of all my surfing adventures, I have always wanted to take my love of nature, people, humanity and technology and bring them together.
Published on Friday, August 19, 2016 1:00 PM
Getting Great Slow-Motion Results With The Sony FS700 and Atomos Shogun Inferno
Filmmaker Andi Hoffmann proves that with a lot of creativity and a little help from Atomos you can make a high quality, high concept music video - even without the very latest camera.
Published on Friday, August 25, 2017 10:00 AM
In Review: The Sony FS7II Delivers When It Really Counts!
First off, let me preface this review by saying nothing brings me more joy than getting a camera to try out and review. Some of the cameras I get are good and others are (in my mind) fantastic, great and all that. The Sony FS7II falls squarely in the second category. The second and maybe the more important set of questions are simple. I always ask myself, what would make me want to buy this camera? Secondly, what would compel (you) want to go out and buy this camera? Lastly, when it is all said and done, does it fit into what I am doing production-wise?
Published on Thursday, December 28, 2017 10:00 AM
The Challenges of Pre-Production
How does a director take a winning pitch from concept into production? Earlier this year, I directed a commercial for Refilmery about a home security camera product. The system allows you to keep an eye on your home from via your smartphone. It’s a crowded market, so we had to find a way to portray the unique features of the product in a family-friendly manner. Let’s look at some of the pre-production and production challenges I encountered.
Published on Monday, October 23, 2017 6:51 PM
Canon 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.1- HDMI Clean Output and the Atomos Ninja 2 recorder.
by Barry AnderssonRecently Canon announced the latest firmware update for the 5D Mark III camera (Version 1.2.1). The exciting new feature here for video is the clean HDMI out on the camera that allows you to record the signal to an external recorder. The clean HDMI out sends the video feed over the HDMI cable without any of the menus or markings so it can be recorded and used for your edit. I chose the Atomos Ninja 2 external recorder to use on two of my recent productions and it works like a charm. The HDMI feed goes directly into the recorder and is recorded onto a SSD drive. If you have primarily been using DSLR cameras SSD drives may be new to you. They are solid state drives that are about the size of an iPhone. If this is your first time using SSD drives there are a few things you should know. You need an adapter or device to connect to your computer. There are two that I have really been liking.
Published on Friday, June 7, 2013 2:00 PM
In Review: SlingStudio
In a nutshell, SlingStudio is a complete professional multi-camera solution in a backpack. All of the tools provided for our review fit neatly into one regular size backpack. Of course, if you are using full-size cameras and tripods that might make for a pretty big backpack.
Published on Thursday, August 8, 2019 10:00 AM
The Difference Between Hiring a Video Production Company and Hiring a Freelancer
In its simplest sense, a freelancer or freelance videographer is usually an individual who is hired to perform a specific task such as recording with a camera. A video production company provides their own equipment, planning, supervision, customer interface, the actual recording, editing and anything else the client might need to successfully complete their project.
Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:00 AM
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