Review

DJI Ronin Disappoints

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After hearing fantastic things about the DJI Ronin 3-axis stabilized gimbal system, and being wowed by the demo videos on the DJI website, I was looking forward to using one on my own projects. Sadly, my experience couldn’t have been…

Blackmagic 4K Production Camera – Second Impressions

Here’s a regional commercial for a local bank that I just directed & shot with the Blackmagic 4K Production Camera. The client was looking for the slightly desaturated, shallow depth of field look that is popular in high-end national spots.…

Headphones Review: Senal SMH-1000

Headphones are a critical tool for video production. If you’ve ever forgotten to bring headphones to an interview or dialogue shoot, you know what I mean. Yes, you can look at the db meter to make sure the level you’re…

“The Great Gatsby” Doesn’t Disappoint

In anticipation of watching Baz Luhrmann’s “Great Gatsby” on DVD, I re-read the original novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. What follows are my impressions of the film. If you haven’t seen it, this will probably make no sense to you…

“Continuum” – The Best Show You’re Not Watching

Thanks to Netflix streaming, I recently discovered the Canadian TV show “Continuum.” Rachel Nichols (previously of “Alias” and the “GI Joe” movies) plays a dedicated police officer from the year 2077 who, along with a team of terrorists (played by…