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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…

5 Things I Already Love About My New GH5

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I’ve been waiting since 2008 for a camera that I actually like. Finally, that wait is over. The Panasonic GH5 is the first camera I’ve been excited about since the Canon 5D Mark II. The 5D2 opened up a world…

BTS – Piggly Wiggly TV and Transitioning to CS6

Usually, work slows down in the summer, but 2012 has been busy! To refresh the very successful “Pig Proclamation” TV campaign, I was asked to direct two more Piggly Wiggly commercials for the summer season. Instead of the documentary-style approach…

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…

Higher Production Value Through Cheating in Post

One of the biggest challenges of microbudget or “crew of one” filmmaking is elevating the level of “production value” so that whatever you’re shooting doesn’t look like a microbudget project. Or, more accurately, doesn’t feel like a microbuget project. “Production…

Sun Safety Awareness Video – BTS

I recently finished my second video for the “I Will Reflect” melanoma and skin cancer awareness foundation. The first video intercut several patient testimonials, and was well-received. In fact, even though I shot it over a year ago, it’s still…

Charleston Promise Neighborhood – BTS Part 2

Because of budget sensitivity, I approached the Charleston Promise Neighborhood video project as a one-man band. While I had a little bit of help with setup and carrying gear, for the most part I was a crew of one. Here’s…