Tag Archive for video

How To Shoot Real Estate Videos (In 7 Easy Steps)

If you’d like to create “property films” with a video-enabled DSLR or other 35mm-lens-capable video camera, you’re in luck: it’s not that hard to do a clean, simple, appealing video like this one I recently shot for Wild Dunes resort.…

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…

Is Magic Lantern Still Needed?

I have decided to rent a Canon 5D2 system to make a short video.  I mentioned to the rental house that the Magic Lantern firmware upgrade would allow for better audio capabilities, and the technician I spoke with informed me…

Sony NEX-FS100 Is Neither Here Nor There

Ever since I plunked down my hard-earned cash for the Panasonic AF100, I’ve been a little nervous about Sony’s answer to the 35mm video question. I’ve been a fan of Sony for a long time, and I was worried that…

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 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.]…

The Linux Netbook Experiment – Part 3

Perhaps my idea of taking a SUSE Linux Enterprise netbook and seeing how effective it can be as an open-source creative workstation wasn’t such a good one. But, to be honest, it’s going fairly well. When I first got my…

Better Audio for Concert Videos

Answering the question: “Most of the recording I am doing is concert video. I was wondering if my sound quality was bad because I was running the XLR to a mini plug, because I didnt have a preamp fixed to my camera, or because I am using the wrong mic for the type of shooting I am doing.”