Tag Archive for video

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…

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.…

Recent Work – Ginny Deerin Campaign Announcement

Benjamin Franklin famously stated that, “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Only slightly less certain is the preponderance of political media that is produced for every election cycle. As with too much…

Photo Processing & Color Grading Tips

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Working in the intersection of photography and video production, I’ve noticed that the tasks of color-grading and photo processing have become more and more similar. What used to be limited to basic adjustments of brightness, contrast and hue is now…

In Defense Of “Difficult Clients”

Almost every day, on Facebook or Twitter, I’ll see one colleague or another complaining about a client. Some people post their gripes on Tumblr sites or – even worse – public blogs. I’ve even seen designers create elaborate projects like…

New Work “Lennar Choir” TV

This was a fun project. Not only was I able to reunite my favorite freelance crew members, I was able to bring in Robbi Kenney, a terrific music director, to compose, harmonize and lead the choir in this high-concept TV…

Crew of One: Barnsley Karim

Do you know anything about Malawi? Frankly, I had no idea until I started corresponding with Barnsley Karim. Barnsley is a multimedia designer in Malawi, and his perspective on production is likely to be quite eye-opening for readers in the…