Cousin Kate & The Light In The Darkness from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. [ft_dropcap class=””]W[/ft_dropcap] e’re working on another music video project, this time for LA’s hot new Pop music sensations, Cousin Kate.  These gals and guys are always so much fun to work with!  We decided to film some B roll for the project at their […]

Moonlight | Sony A7s ISO test from Carbon Studios on Vimeo. Their goal was to set out and shoot a short film that was lit entirely by moonlight. They waited for the “right” full moon, and on the night of September 8th set out to explore the Northern California coast on a mission of discovery. Discover, they did. […]

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 […]

The Santa Monica Pier from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. a chuck jones film Background Beautiful sonny Sunday afternoon.  Sony A7r.  Sony 55mm f/1.8 & Leica 35mm Summicron non-ASPH.  Add magic and stir. History Santa Monica has had several piers over the years; however, the current Santa Monica Pier is actually two adjoining piers that long had […]

Video review of the Sony A7S from Philip Bloom Reviews & Tutorials on Vimeo. Few people in the small camera video production industry are as widely respected as Philip Bloom.  A photojournalist by former trade, Bloom has evolved his brand and his style to encompass filmmaking as his primary art form. His work is distinctive, […]

Panasonic FZ1000 SloMo Tests from Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller on Vimeo. The Panasonic FZ1000 is not due for release in the United States until next week, but is already available in Europe in limited quantities. Uwe Steimmueller shot this test footage with his new Panasonic FZ1000 at 1080p and high speed (100 fps) and converted to 25p. […]

Sony A7s Review from Matthew Allard ACS on Vimeo. We have been waiting on it, and now here it is.  Matthew Allard has been in Singapore this week covering the Broadcast Asia show and for the duration of his trip he’s had a production model a7S with him on loan from Sony. In that time he has put together […]

In this video, Joe deconstructs the setup of a recent location shoot in Mexico and explains the importance of following the Rule of Thirds, especially for publication photography. Published on May 29, 2014 From Joe McNally’s own website at JoeMcNally.Com we learn Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 years and included […]

Alien Skin Software has just released Alien Skin Exposure 6, integrating the features of stand alone product “Bokeh” into the already powerful film emulation and “look” software add-on. I’ve used Exposure myself a number of years now as I have not found a better way to execute quick film emulations. I’m not necessarily looking  for something new. In fact, […]

Many expect the soon to be released A7S to be a “game changer” for independent film makers. No doubt we will be seeing hundreds of Sony A7S vs 5D Mark III tests. While the truth of these forecasts remains to be seen there is no question the A7S brings some strong features to the playing […]

How many times have you bought a new camera, only to feel like a total idiot within ten minutes of opening the box?  Happens to me almost every time. I get what a camera is supposed to do: take pictures. I understand the feature set I bought my camera for, or at least I should […]

Wisentgehege 2014 (Version 5) from Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller on Vimeo. Want to see how good the Video Frame Pulls can get?  Be sure to take the QUIZ at the end of the article.  The results will SHOCK you! Recently, Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller received their new Panasonic GH4.  One of the reasons they bought […]

I’ve been watching with keen interest the latest round of reviews on what is the best entry level camera for video.  I’ve recently discovered the infinite joy in the editing suite of having multiple camera perspectives of the same subject, but also discovered how difficult the grading task becomes trying to intercut footage.  Using the […]

3 Sensors are Better than One: The Sony Mirrorless Lineup for Doing Serious Video. from patrick murphy-racey on Vimeo. Another old still photographer making the transition to adding video and sound, our friend Patrick Murphy-Racey has been around for awhile doing his still photography thing. Patrick thinks having a variety of different sensor sizes is better for […]

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 […]

There have been a few times in history when Leica introduced products I was very interested in.  To be honest, the introduction of the Leica T intrigued me, but just from reading about it didn’t really ring my chimes.  It looked nice, had nice specs, but wasn’t something I would have ordinarily considered for my […]