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Kessler Parallax – Add a “Back-Pan” to Your Work!

You can order Kessler Parallax by clicking here. Panning while sliding requires a lot of concentration to get perfect. If your fluid head on the slider is not smooth, or you apply to much or to little pressure to the pan, locking onto your subject is difficult. The Kessler Parallax is fast to set up […]

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Documenting Extreme Weather this December

Above is just a tease for what is coming… This December I will be living inside a remote manned weather station with scientists and climate observers. I will be shooting a documentary on extreme weather and will also be posting BTS using a microwave internet connection that I hope will be stable! More information on […]

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Exploring Frame Rates and Resolutions on a Phantom Flex High Speed Camera

My friends at Rule Boston Camera hooked me up with a Phantom Flex for a job and I had an extra day to play with this amazing high speed camera. I asked on my Twitter feed if any of my follows were interested in a techy video blog that showed off the different resolutions and […]

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Shooting Professional Sports “ENG” Style with Red One MX Camera

I have been working in sports television for over a decade. I have seen standard definition turn to high definition and technology improve to help live remote broadcasts bring the action from the field into your living room. I have the honor of using cutting-edge equipment working all over the country. I also do quite […]

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Exciting new GoPro Products: The WiFi BacPac and the Underwater Dive Housing

Ethics Statement: I am not sponsored by GoPro and they did not ask me to write about their new products. I bought and tested out the new Dive housing and wanted to share my experimentation with my readers. I made the mistake of shooting underwater b-roll for a client on a GoPro with unusable results. […]

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Using GoPro Cameras on Live Multi-Camera Remote Broadcasts

EDIT: Do not build your own 12 volt USB power adapter for the GoPro. The power requirements are 5 volts, 500-1000 milliamps which is what almost all cell phone chargers put out. If you send 12 volts to a GoPro it will do damage! GoPro Heros. Amazing little cameras. For under $300 you get a […]

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First Short Subject Shot on Red Epic – Austin Orth – Frontside Grind Coffee

This past summer, I borrowed Eric Kessler’s Red Epic and shot a quick short film with it. This would be my first time ever using the camera system. I wanted to get a few hours on it and experiment with the workflow. I also wanted to try mounting the Epic to the Kessler Pocket Dolly. […]

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The Shane Hurlbut Letus Master Cinema Series

Shane Hurlbut, ASC – Letus Master Cinema Series Launch Video Blog Ethics Notice: Letus paid my expenses and invited me to the Los Angeles Launch Party so that I could document the event for my blog. I am not being compensated for the shooting, editing or writing of this blog. I was sent home with […]

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Adobe Warp Stabilizer. A poor-man’s Cineflex?

I have been thinking about bailing on Final Cut Pro since the release of Final Cut Pro X, aka iMovie Pro. I was so upset with the new Final Cut software lacking key elements (such as legacy support of old projects) that I demanded my money back from Apple. I got my refund. Now, I […]

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Red Epic on the Road – First Impression Video Blog with R3D Epic Video File Downloads

Working with friend and first A.C. Nick Keating, I shot and edited a video blog that will help you better understand the Red Epic. I go through the menus, show basic operation and offer tips to save you time in the field and bring back stunning pictures. Shot on location in the New Hampshire White […]

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Kessler Basic Controller Video Blog and Tutorial

Are you looking to get into motion control timelapsing, but you have a tight budget? Do you want to add a simple and precise dolly move to your next short film? I have found the perfect solution! The Kessler Pocket Dolly Traveler, Basic Controller 2.0, 500 series ElektraDRIVE motor, motor mount kit, Manfrotto 701HDV fluid […]

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Kessler Shuttle Pod V2 Video Setup Tutorial

I have been using the Kessler Shuttle Pod for almost a year and it works very well as a portable dolly solution. I use the system to get dynamic camera moves either by sliding the carriage down the track by hand or under the power of the ElektraDRIVE motors. I shot a video blog on […]

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