by Jared Abrams | 13th March 2011
Misa Garcia put together this killer day one video. He really is one of the best filmmakers I have had the pleasure of working with. We are in Austin for the SXSW Film Festival. To be totally honest we are completely out of our element here. It’s like a mini Mardi Gras. A total party! We have been getting tons of great interviews for our documentary about the validity of film festivals as a way to market and promote independent films. We will get them up soon.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 3rd March 2011
Vincent Laforet will be teaching an HDDSLR workshop at creativeLive March 4th-6th. He will also be giving away a ton of gear. Here is a rip from his blog. Click here to check it out.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 2nd March 2011
Here is a killer BTS video of Vinny Minton rocking a Canon 5D on a Glidecam 2000 rig. He is a pro, so please don’t try this at home. It’s cool to hear that the Canon 5D cut seamlessly with the Arri Alexa footage. Here is a rip from the post.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 7th February 2011
by Jared Abrams | 3rd February 2011
The Bui Brothers asked me to borrow some gear for a BTS shoot they were doing for Zacuto. I was lucky enough to find out about it and snuck down to set to hit up Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn with a few questions about the shootout and the new EVF. It was a massive undertaking. They had so many new single chip cameras there for the test. Everything from the Arri Alexa to the new Sony F3 was there. I was impressed with the scope of some of the tests that were going on there. They had every type of test from color charts to spinning wheels to models with different skin tones going on at the shootout. It looks like they will release three versions of the new EVF. The EVF-Snap ($675), the EVF Flip-Up ($775) and the Z-Finder EVF ($805). The Z-Finder EVF is the only model that includes a Z-Finder. The release date is set for March 10th, 2011. Click here to check it out.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 28th January 2011
Here is a Quick Take video on the new styles from LCDVF. They are one of the few manufactures who have addressed the smaller M4/3″ cameras like the new Panasonic GH2. They have two new viewfinders. The LCDVF 3/2 works well for the Canon 60D and Rebel series of HDSLR cameras and the LCDVF 16 X 9 was specifically designed to work with the Panasonic GH/GF series and Sony NEX cameras. Tõnis Liivamägi of LCDVF informed me that The LCDVF was designed with feedback from the viewers here on C5D. The LCDVF is one of the most cost effective viewfinders on the market at around $150 US. We will be giving these away to three lucky C5D viewers. To win simply follow LCDVF on Twitter and post the following in quotes below. We will announce the winners Friday Feb 4th, 2011.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 20th January 2011
I got this via email from the guys over at Teradek. I had the chance to test out the Teradek Cube while reporting for The Guardian at CES. We used it for a live feed from the showroom floor. It was a harrowing experience to say the least. This video shows off the F-Stop Aerial Media helicopter more than the wireless transmitter. The delay is still a bit of an issue but the wow factor is still there. Transmitting to an iPhone or iPad will be the next step in wireless technology. I am just trying to figure out why Rob the helicopter pilot is wearing flip flops.
The on board camera is a Canon 7D with a Tokina 11-16mm Zoom Lens. The killer helicopter is a T-Rex 700E with a Photoship One pan and tilt head. According to Rod Clark from Teradek. This is a highly modified version built by F-Stop Aerial Media.
Click here to check it out.