Not to be outdone by the strong Zeiss support for the native Sony FF E mount, Schneider Optics announces additional support for the Sony E mount in their new family of prime lenses specially designed and built for digital cinematography with full-frame sensor HDSLR, Mirrorless, and other professional cameras. Built in Germany by Schneider-Kreuznach, the new […]

The long wait is over.  The first DEFY G2x gimbal is due to ship on February 15th, 2015! The DEFY G2x gimbal promises to be the lightest, most powerful gimbal in its class.  Designed to give filmmakers from all genres the ability to have precisely accurate stability all squeezed into a compact, extremely light and powerful gimbal that […]

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a professional full-frame digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera. It has a 22.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor.  Succeeding the EOS 5D Mark II, it was announced on 2 March 2012, the 25th anniversary of the announcement of the first camera in the EOS line, the EOS 650. It was also Canon’s 75th anniversary. The Mark III went on sale later in […]

Fifty years or so ago, I saw The Endless Summer in a suburb outside Washington, D.C., after it was released at the world premier on the 15th of June, 1966, in New York City, New York. The Endless Summer is the best of the best in ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries, a cult classic, and […]

This story was a bit of education for me.  Of course, we all know that there is no way that a Galaxy note 3 cell phone is even in the same league as the industrial video workhorse, the Canon 5D Mark III, right?  Well, right and wrong, depending upon what your needs are.  If all you are […]

NAB 2014: Kessler CineDrive from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. The Kessler CineDrive is a revolutionary multi axis camera motion control system designed by the Kessler engineering team to put the emphasis on filmmaker creativity, solving the how to do it problems.  I’ve never seen any one system with the power,versatility, and multi axis control that is […]

Published on YouTube Jan 28, 2014 Randy Halverson is a driven person, as driven as anybody living in rural South Dakota can be I guess.  Randy and his two Canon 5D Mark III’s sure did some traveling last year, covering South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah shooting in 4k.  Oh, you didn’t know the 5D Mark III […]

The Lanzarote Effect from Lea et Nicolas Features on Vimeo. The Lanzarote Effect by Lea Amiel and Nicolas Libersalle. With 6 other filmmakers from all around the world, they were chosen to make shorts films about the canary islands : 7 filmmakers, 7 islands, 7 stories. The Island assigned to Lea Amiel and Nicolas Libersalle […]

  The A7 is near.  Very near. We are about a week from the release of the initial shipments of the new Sony A7/A7R cameras.  With only a few days left until the release, I need to decide the hard decision – will I be an early entry into this new Sony A7 full frame […]

Editors Note: One of the best things about our move to the Studio City, CA area last fall was the proximity to the action “where the nerds live” in the movie business.  They don’t call it Studio City for nothing…. our apartment is surrounded by all major studios within a couple of miles, six major […]

Everest -A time lapse short film from Elia Saikaly on Vimeo. I’ve never been a mountain climber.  I don’t have the strength, endurance or the desire to undertake extreme sports in extreme locations.  I can appreciate what a great story it can make though.  For this Mt. Everest ascent, Elia Saikaly almost lost his life. […]