In The Biz

I have this new, crazy idea to always have a 720p point and shoot auto-everything digital video camera with me to capture what I do. I am a broadcast television camera operator and I get to work with cutting-edge HD equipment that costs more money than a three bed room house!

Many people who visit my website are very interested in what is happening inside the television production world right now. So, instead of me taking each and everyone of you on a physical tour of the television facilities I work for, why not post simple little videos that are basically virtual tours!

If you have any ideas on what you would like to have me cover, just post them in the comment section at the bottom of this page.

I have a few of these “In The Biz” video blogs already recorded, I just need to edit them and post them to this site. I plan to talk about the 53 foot mobile television truck that is used to cover Red Sox baseball in Boston, a behind the scenes look at setting up panning 7 hour timelapses at Fenway Park, how to build a homemade PVC pipe dolly, the current RED ONE 4k workflow, the different camera positions to cover a baseball game and just what you can do with a Canon 75x HD television zoom lens!

This video blog will give you current and accurate information straight out of the real television world. This stuff may help you more than a college tv production course!

This first little tease video blog explores the nutty zoom on the Canon 9.3mm to 700mm f1.7 HD broadcast television zoom lens. I am going to edit a much better video showing you how this lens mounts to the camera and I will show you some of the best non-baseball super telephoto shots I have ever captured with this huge piece of glass. I will also explore the shallow depth of field properties of this lens when used creatively.

Don’t expect to see baseball coverage in the upcoming video blog. I don’t need to have MLB productions telling me to cease and desist because of copyright infringement! I will just post some sick footage that I shot before the game and whilst we were in commercial between innings.

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I often wish I could have this $200,000 camera setup somewhere in the wild where I could just track wildlife at 1400mm. This camera, lens and Vinten Vector 70 pan head is a lot of fun to use!

Take a look at the teaser video for the “In The Biz” video blog.

Let me know what you think. What shall I exploit next in the television field with my little Panasonic Lumix camera?