I recently upgraded my camera to the Sony A7S II. And if you are like me, the last thing you want to do is upgrade your camera. Whatever you're using now has gotten you through so many video gigs and home movie shoots that you just can’t imagine life without it. But you have a problem. Your camera … [Read more...] about Why I Upgraded My Camera To The Sony A7S II (And You Should Too)
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Sometimes the glue that holds it all together isn’t glue at all. But tape. And not any kind of tape, mind you. This particular variety goes by many names: gaff, gaffe, gaffs, gaffer, and gaffer tape. But when it comes down to it, as Marty Gage says, “No matter what you call it, it’s just great … [Read more...] about Gaffer Tape: Everything You Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
Ever wonder when you should upgrade your digital camera? A reader recently wrote in with a digital camera question related to full frame versus crop sensor. Question: I am thinking of shooting my movie with a 28mm lens on the 70d. What do you think? Am I better off upgrading to a full frame … [Read more...] about When To Upgrade Your Digital Camera
Most filmmaking tech geeks (including me) get excited about new cameras without giving much thought to lenses. But before the light of our image ever touches the camera sensor, it has to pass through the lens. So while new camera bodies are released every year (see: Sony A7r II, for example), a … [Read more...] about Thoughts On The Sigma 24-36mm Lens
One of the first things people ask when they decide to start filmmaking is this: What indie film gear should I get? My first answer is usually "use what you have." This is because having more expensive gear does not make you a better filmmaker. But continued practice with the indie film gear you … [Read more...] about Indie Film Gear Guide For Entrepreneurial Filmmakers