Tag Archive for DSLR

Panasonic GH5 – First Footage & Initial Thoughts

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First things first … Here’s some ungraded footage I shot today with my new Panasonic GH5. All this was shot in 4K 8-bit mode, using the Lumix 12-35 f/2/8. It was downscaled to 1080p, and Vimeo adds the usual compression…

Tascam DR-100MKII vs. Zoom H4N

DSLRs have a number of advantages for video projects, but audio capability is not one of them. It is reasonably easy to feed audio from an external microphone into a DSLR, but it’s hard to control how the camera handles…

Mixing AF100 & 5D Mk II Footage … On Purpose

I recently had the pleasure of shooting two commercials for the graduate studies program at The Citadel – the military college of South Carolina. I was hired by the good folks at Cognetix, who wrote and produced the spots. This…

BTS – “Dead Battery Anxiety”

A few months ago, I was hired by Slant Media to direct a series of web videos to promote Philips Electronics’ “Dead Battery Anxiety” microsite. This was a great project, based on a very entertaining concept: that the anxiety caused…

Is Film School Worth It? A 12-Year Perspective

Twelve years ago this month, I graduated from the Film/Video program at the Savannah College of Art & Design. Since then, I have worked as everything from a cable wrangler on televised college basketball games to the owner of my…

DSLR Audio Setup for a Crew of One

Trying to sort out the best way to handle audio on a microbudget DSLR shoot can be a real challenge. Ideally, you’d hire a professional audio operator with a high-end field mixer who would adjust microphone levels on the fly,…

DSLR Monitoring Solutions

One of the problems with using a 5D Mark II or other DSLR for larger shoots is that the camera’s LCD screen shuts off when you plug in an external monitor. My typical workaround is to put the monitor where…