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Freefly Movi Gimbal

I recently added a Freefly Movi M15 camera stabilizer to my kit, and I’m very excited about it.  It opens up a whole new world of camera movement and visual storytelling possibilities.   What is the Movi? The Movi is … Continue reading

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Fluid Heads

I find one of the most over-looked pieces of camera equipment is the Fluid Head.  There are several brands and levels to choose from and if you’re not a camera operator, you might not think there’s much of a difference.   … Continue reading

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Artists, Politics, and Management

A lot of people think being a DP is all about art, composition and lighting, and sometimes forget about the Management aspect of the job.  For me, being a Manager is a task that can be the most complicated part of … Continue reading

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Lighting 101 – The DP’s Playbook

Like any good football coach, most DP’s have a basic Playbook they use when it comes to lighting.  Of course, everyone’s got a different style and likes to mix it up, but there are things that we know work well … Continue reading

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Elephant in the room

I recently had the pleasure of working with my second exotic animal this year, an Asian Elephant named Tai.  We were shooting a spot for an addiction clinic and the theme was ‘The Elephant in the Room’.  It was a … Continue reading

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Temara Melek ‘Karma’s Not Pretty’ – Music Video Released

Hey gang, the music video I shot for Temara Melek and Director Shawnette Heard was just released on YouTube. We shot this with an Arri Alexa and Lomo Anamorphic lenses.  Check out my previous blog post about that.  Lighting package … Continue reading

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Shooting Anamorphic

I’ve done a couple of Anamorphic shoots lately and we used three different kinds of lenses.  Here’s a quick rundown. The first project I shot was a music video for Temara Melek, ‘Karma’s Not Pretty’.  We used Lomo anamorphics and … Continue reading

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Aspect Ratios

I’ve always been fascinated by the history of Cinema, and I saw an interesting video today about Aspect Ratios and thought I’d share it.  If you want to understand where our aspect ratios come from, enjoy!     As a … Continue reading

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Winner of Best Cinematography for ‘Somebody Marry Me’

Just a quick note to say that the movie I shot in December, Somebody Marry Me, just won several awards at Hoboken International Film Fest, including Best Cinematography.  It also won the jury award for Best of Fest and Best … Continue reading

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New Demo Reel and Tips for Cutting Your Own

It’s been a busy couple of months for me, but I finally got around to cutting a new demo reel.  Check it out!     Cutting your own reel?  Here are my thoughts, having just gone through the process This … Continue reading

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