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First video Eric and I ever shot using SCUBA

A few days ago, Eric Kessler and I finished our open water requirement to get PADI certified as SCUBA divers. I plan to shoot some unique stuff underwater in the next few years all over the world. This was something I always wanted to do and apparently, Eric wanted to do it as well. So […]

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Documenting a Rafting Trip with 5 GoPros, Letus Anamorphic Adapter & 2 iPhones

A few weeks ago, Paul Reynolds and I went white water rafting down some very cold rivers in Oregon. One of these rivers, the upper McKenzie, can only be run this time of year because of the high water flow. The problem with rafting in the spring is the wet weather and icy waters. Paul […]

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Sony PMW-F55 High Frame Rate (HFR) 240 FPS Test

When I bought my Sony PMW-F55 from Rule.com I knew it was going to be an amazing camera. I was looking at replacing my Red One MX digital cinema camera and needed a similar style large sensor camera that would compliment my Sony PDW-F800. I needed a digital cinema/broadcast television camera hybrid. My Red One […]

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Capturing Content for the Extreme Mount Washington Museum

Last December, I spent almost the entire month in New Hampshire on the top of Mount Washington, the home of the world’s worst weather. I was hired to shoot wintery, interactive content for the newly updated “Extreme Mount Washington” summit museum set to open spring 2014. The idea was to capture the extreme winter environment, […]

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Blogging from the Summit of Mount Washington and Documenting Extreme Weather with Heated Camera Enclosures

I am typing this inside a steel and concrete re-enforced building. All I can hear is the howling of the wind outside and the pop of rebar contracting from inside the bowels of the bunker-like structure. The temperature outside is 6 degrees F and the windchill is -25 at 60 miles per hour sustained. I […]

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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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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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Testing out the Fastec TS3 Cine High Speed Camera and Butterfly Footage

I finally got my hands on the new Fastec TS3 Cine camera and I love it. It is truly a portable high speed solution that is very easy to use! EDIT 5/2/12: I shot a video blog detailing the operation of the camera and also traveled to a local greenhouse that was filled with colorful […]

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Kessler Timefest 2011 – Behind the Scenes of the TimeScapes Film

A few weeks ago a group of “film buddies” from around the United States got together and spent a few days shooting remote locations in beautiful Northern California’s raw landscape. I was lucky enough to be invited on this trip and got to hang out with some of the best photographers in the business. The […]

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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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