At the core of Western Narrative Filmmaking is an unspoken contract that filmmakers make with the audience. It is called “A Willing Suspension of Disbelief.” What that means, is that I, as a filmmaker, am going to do everything possible to make the image look natural. I will do everything possible to create and further […]

It’s small, smart, streams HD footage to your phone, and that’s just the beginning of Micro Drone 3.0.  I’ve been an avid follower of the “drone revolution” pretty much since its inception.  In this relatively short period of time, the changes to the drone technology have taken place almost as rapidly as the users provided […]

Back in the days of old, those archaic days before Photoshop was invented, people like Konrad Eek worked up a print using only darkroom techniques.   The only computer involved was a simple timer, able to count down the time a lightbulb stayed illuminated.  That one simple light, and many of the techniques Konrad Eek demonstrates here, have […]

I have a confession to make. I have been working with animated gifs for several years.  I believe it to be an art form unto its own.  The movie above was done August 8th, 2011.  At that time, the technology to create Cinemagraphs was difficult, crude, not at all intuitive, expensive to work with since it took more […]

Master Series Lecture – Gregory Heisler from Maine Media Workshops + College on Vimeo. Gregory Heisler relates the story of photographing Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis in large format black & white infrared for Life Magazine. Gregory Heisler is a photographer and educator renowned for his technical mastery and thoughtful responsiveness. His enthusiasm, curiosity, and […]

When Dreams Collide from Ian Ruhter : Alchemist on Vimeo. “The distance between where you are now and the path you think you should be on is probably smaller than you think it is” – Chase Jarvis. In the process of preparing his time machine, as he calls his mobile TruckCam, Ian Ruhter had no idea this […]

  The International CES is the annual gathering place for all whose business is a part of the $203 Billion a year business of consumer electronics. Held in Las Vegas every year, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years.  It is a primary stage where […]

For my clients, I do a mix of still photography with a growing number requesting video of one type or another.  So any new camera I would consider using in my work will need to have a good video capability as well as stunning stills.  Sadly, I didn’t have the time to really give the […]