Education & Technology

Tutorials and tips for filmmakers as well as reviews and suggestions for camera gear.

Part 03: How To Location Scout

Part 03: How To Location Scout We have landed the client, submitted the budget, and our proposal has been approved. Now it is time to start the leg work of preproduction. But where do you start? Our process begins by location scouting. Finding the right location, and maximizing it on screen is 70% of creating […]

GoPro Hero 4: Complete List of Third-Party Accessories

GoPro Hero 4: Complete List of Third-Party Accessories As point of view (POV) camera image quality increases, they are being use more and more in projects with high production value, including feature films. As a result film techniques and support gear of the past has had to be rethought and redesigned in order for camera […]

Part 02: Budgeting And Proposals

Part 02: Budgeting And Proposals To craft and tell a story well, requires that we spend a significant amount of time in preproduction. After Landing The Client we begin building the foundation of our story by developing the proposal and creating the budget. Here is a look behind the scenes at our process …

10 Part Series: How To Create A Cinematic Look On A Small Budget

10 Part Series: How To Create A Cinematic Look On A Small Budget About 60% of any visual story worth viewing is the content, the other 40% is the execution of that story. Assuming you have a strong story, how do you create a cinematic look on a small budget? We’ve teamed up with Zacuto to […]

3 Camera Rigs That Tell A Better Story–NAB 2013

3 Camera Rigs That Tell A Better Story–NAB 2013 While it seems that every year NAB attendees are focused on the newest camera technology, to me this is one of the least important storytelling elements. Most stories can be told well with nearly any camera, and having a high end camera certainly doesn’t guarantee that […]

3 Shooting Styles, 3 Camera Bags: Do You Relate?

3 Shooting Styles, 3 Camera Bags: Do You Relate? Production life can be hard, demanding, and not so friendly to our equipment and bodies. That is why we prefer to test our tools prior to deploying them in a production. If something is going to fail or not work properly, we want it to happen […]