Canon 5Ds & 5Ds R Are Now Available at ARC!

The New Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R are currently available at ARC! The 5Ds & 5Ds “R” Camera Kits include: CANON 5DS ( or 5Ds “R”) 50.6 MP DSLR CAMERA (2) x CANON LP-E6N BATTERY CANON LC-E6 CHARGER FOR 5D / 7D TETHER PRO USB3 M TO MCROB 5P RA,15’BK SANDISK / CF CARD / […]

How Slow Should You Go? A Case For Slow Motion

There are various degrees of slow motion and each brings along a set of characteristics that we associate with different types of media. Slow motion can be informative as it reveals what the human eye cannot see, whether it’s slowing down the fluttering of a dragonfly’s wings or understanding natural phenomena like lightning traveling across the […]

Creating the Habit of Backups

Creating a new habit isn’t easy. We all know that. And I’m not talking about major changes (like exercising more, eating better, or working less) but simple things like backing up our projects, especially when working on locations. The “I’ll do it later” or “this is not a good time” will always be there so […]

Best Gear for Hybrid Assignments

Let’s start with the definition of “Hybrid.” What I mean by this term are productions or assignments where one or two people are required to be the photographer, filmmaker, sound recordist, producer, and even editor. These gigs are becoming increasingly popular. It sounds crazy and these sorts of shoots can be. One of the keys […]

NAB Show Coverage with AdoramaTV and Digital Cinema Society

Every year the NAB Show Convention aims to stimulate our senses by showcasing the latest in filmed entertainment and this year did not disappoint. With amazing announcements like the new GoPro HeroCast, the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera, the Panasonic DVX200, Cineo MatchBox, and of course, the Arri Alexa Mini. As always there is extensive coverage of everything NAB Show […]

Basic Camera Techniques for Photo-to-Video Shooters

Film, like many other visual arts, is a two-dimensional medium that attempts to trick the viewer into perceiving a three-dimensional space. Decisions like where to put the camera, which lenses to use, and even the aperture used to increase or decrease the depth of field will all have a significant effect on how the viewers perceive a character’s behavior. […]

The Five C’s of Cinematography

There are many great books on filmmaking. From those interviewing legendary directors about their craft to the ones sharing DIY tips and tricks all the way to the books covering complex technical aspects like grading or movement. I’ll write about my favorite books in a later post, but today I’d like to mention one particular […]

Tips and Tricks for Hybrid Photographers via Sigma Photo

I recently shot and wrote for a two part blog series with Sigma. For the video/photography portion of the posts, I had to write the scripts, shoot stills and videos, record soundscapes, tweak sound, edit and grade everything. It was literally a one-man crew project. It was a wild experience but an extremely rewarding one. […]

Traveling with Photography and Video Equipment

I have always been fascinated with how photographers and cinematographers pack their gear. I remember reading the equipment lists of National Geographic photographers when I was younger and wondering how they could crisscross the world with so much stuff. Those times, as you might have noticed, are pretty much over. Nowadays, we need to deal […]

Attention Filmmakers: Stop Using Your Histogram… Incorrectly

A few month’s ago we posted a couple of informative videos on understanding your histogram, what it is and why you should use it to capture better still images. Well, here are a couple more videos for you by Indie Cinema Academy urging filmmakers to stop using their histograms…. incorrectly, of course. It’s host, Ryan E. Walters, explains […]