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Behind the Scenes – Mayor Riley Announcement

I was recently hired to record a brief message from the mayor of Charleston, SC, announcing his intention to seek re-election. This would be his tenth(!) term as mayor of this historic city. The parameters of this project were interesting.…

AF100 Custom Scene File

Out of the box, the camera’s “Cine-D” setting works reasonably well. However, I noticed two issues: harsh clipping of highlights, and plastic-like skin textures. I also noticed that, because Cine-D emphasizes dynamic range, the image tends to look muddy and…

AF100 + Antique Leica Lenses = Geekout

One of the coolest things about Panasonic’s Micro 4/3 lens system is that it allows virtually any third-party lens to be used. Here is my AF-100 with a couple of antique Leica screw-mount lenses. As you can see in this…

AF100 – Backlit Shots & Interviews

After doing some preliminary testing to get the basic feel of the Panasonic AF100, I put it through some more strenuous testing: real shoots. One of the strengths of the 5D Mark II is its ability to capture beautiful shots…

AF100 vs. 5D Mark II (First Impressions)

As the proud owner of a brand-new Panasonic AF100, here’s my take on how it compares to the Canon 5D Mark II. [UPDATE: If you’d like to see similar projects I’ve shot with the 5D2 and the AF100, click here.]…

Behind The Scenes – Piggly Wiggly TV & Print Ads

It’s always fun to work for an established brand, and I jump at any opportunity to work with my favorite team of pros. Plus, the fact that I shot regional print and TV with the same camera struck me as a nice example of how DSLR technology is changing the face of commercial production.