In days of old when men were bold, and DSLR video was not yet invented, to record video you would turn to a dedicated video camera. If you wanted to be a hybrid storyteller you wanted both photos and videos.  So you’d need to bring two cameras with you, a “still” camera, and a “video” camera.  And of course, all the […]

Curiosity from John Brawley on Vimeo. Shot entirely with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Many of the motion tracking shots for this were also shot using the new DEFY G2 Gimbal with the E-M5 Mark II mounted up. For full details on the hows and whys and for camera original files go to http://johnbrawley.wordpress.com […]

While most of the country chilled out inside avoiding the “Arctic Vortex,” thousands of brave souls battled the crowded isles for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas, NV.  Show attendance was reportedly brisk again this year, where the features were focused more on services and coming attractions than on new hardware […]

From the deepest depths of “In My Fondest Dreams” and from a Bad Kreuznach Division IBC Press Release, 13.09.2013, I bring you the current #1 pick for my “Christmas Video, 2013 Most Wanted Stocking Stuffers.”  (Saint Nicholas should be this good to all of us .)   Schneider-Kreuznach presents its new range of Xenon 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 […]

Canon 5D Mark III Continuous Raw Video with Magic Lantern (1920×1280 24p) from Andrew Reid on Vimeo. They laughed and called it an April fools joke when the news first broke.  Nobody covered the story.  Most said it couldn’t be done. It has. Here is the proof. Bottom line, continuous raw video on the 5D […]

Cameras today are so smart, why should a photographer need to know how to use a camera in manual mode?   Good question, and one with a several part answer.  First, to use technology to its fullest you have to know what is going on behind the scenes. How to adjust your camera manually also […]