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Sleep Alive Music Video – Lights, Camera, Action – Shot on Two Canon 5dmk2 DSLRs

I used two Canon 5dmk2 cameras with “L” Series glass to shoot a music video a few weeks ago. The band is called “Sleep Alive” and they are out of Worcester, Massachusetts. We shot in two locations. The first was a small bar/restaurant in the city of Worcester and the second location was an old […]

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Kessler Shuttle Pod Dolly System – Motorized Dolly Moves Using Oracle & ElektraDRIVE

I have been testing the Kessler Shuttle Pod in Indiana. Eric Kessler, Chris Beller and myself have put the brand new system through its paces. My first few blogs about it included how easy it is to setup, how smooth and sturdy the system worked out with a telephoto lens and motion recording and playback […]

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Kessler Motion Capture & Playback using Oracle, ElektraDRIVE Motors, Shuttle Pod, & CineSlider

I have returned from my Indiana trip and I am very tired! I have been experimenting with Kessler motorized gear and Canon 5d mark 2 DSLR cameras. Eric Kessler, the man behind the products, has been working with me to field test these innovative production tools. In addition to shooting time lapses with motion, Eric […]

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Kessler Shuttle Pod – First Look & First Test Shots – Potato Creek Park Indiana

I am in the beautiful state of Indiana visiting my friend Eric Kessler. We are testing out a new dolly system that Kessler Crane has created to span longer runs and utilize existing Kessler equipment. The System is called “Shuttle Pod” and it is a dolly that wheels down the metal frame used by the […]

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Kessler Oracle, ElektraDRIVE & CineSlider Motion Control Time Lapse Video Blog

ETHICS STATEMENT: I was given this system to test. I have used it on jobs and do not want to give it back. I hope Eric Kessler lets me keep this system or will sell it to me as used…haha! That being said, I feel it important to be honest and tell my readers this […]

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Kessler Motion Controlled Timelapse Teaser – Oracle, Elektra Drive, CineSlider

I have been testing the Kessler Motion Controlled Timelapse dolly system for the last few days and I am very impressed with the results. The system is very easy to move around, is built well and comes in at a low price point. For the first time, you can achieve Ron Fricke and Tom Lowe […]

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Behind the Scenes of Big East College Basketball – Shot on Canon 5dmk2 DSLR

A few months ago, I was hired by COX communications to shoot a behind the scenes video of what it takes to get multi-camera live coverage of college basketball on the air. I normally operate a camera with this crew covering the action for regional television on ESPN or Big East college sports television. The […]

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Going “Green Square” at Fenway Park – Canon 5dmk2 Time Lapse Test

I buy cameras with manual function control. All the cameras I use at work do not have a shred of automatic function on them. I want to be in full control at all times when operating a camera. But what happens when you cannot be with your camera at all times? What happens when the […]

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Kessler CineSlider Portable Dolly System

The video testing this gear is all the way at the bottom of this blog post! I am a big fan of using a dolly to move my camera smoothly through space. This became an extension of my use of prime lenses without any zoom capability. I built my own skateboard wheel and pvc pipe […]

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Christmas with Friends and the Canon 5Dmk2 DSLR

My blog is crossing over into personal… ut oh! My parents moved out west this past summer and this was my first Christmas in 31 years without them. Work and their distance away made traveling hard this December, but I will be booking a flight to visit them later in January. So this Christmas was […]

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Capturing live music with Zoom H4 portable stereo recorder

I have owned the Zoom H4 for about a year and I have used it on many different projects. I have used it to record natural “wild” sound while shooting nature, specifically waterfalls. I have used it to capture audio inside the Boston Garden as the Celtics pulled the championship banner up into the rafters. […]

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Astro-Timelapse Project Preview

I have been having a lot of fun lately. “Late” being the key word. And I am working on a new project. I am very excited about the Canon 5Dmk2 DSLR, but not just because of the shallow depth of field people have been raving about. I am very excited about the low light capabilities […]

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