Fake News, Video quality, the Laws of Light

Fake news, video quality, the laws of light and DSLR and Mirrorless tutorials.

The Friday Roundup - A Few Tips Before The End of 2016

This week a little review of 2016, fake news, video quality, the laws of light and finally some DSLR and Mirrorless tutorials.

The Friday Roundup – Dreamy Looks, Color Grading and a Freebie!

How to Create a DREAMY LOOK in Video There may be times when you want to add a sort of dreamlike or surreal look to your projects or part of them. There are a number of ways to achieve this type of ef

Worth the Upgrade? Sennheiser G3 vs G4

A New Era We’ve been using the Sennheiser G3 for all of our video work over the past couple of years. When Sennheiser reached out to us to see if we’d like to review their new G4 for them, we, of

The Friday Roundup – Zoom Transitions, B-roll and Motion Blur

10 Things To Do When You Get A New Camera In my house I am considered to be a bit weird by my wife and son. Whenever we purchase some new device, appliance or piece of technology the very first thing

5 Reasons the f/4 70-210mm Might Be Right For You

Telephoto Lens Choice Most of the time when looking at a telephoto lens option, one must choose between an f/2.8 lens and an f/4 lens. All f/2.8 lenses will be much more expensive than an f/4 lens. Si

The Friday Roundup- Foley, LUTs, Audio and Lighting Tips

Foley: How Hollywood Sounds Effects are Made When you look at the differences between an amateur video and a professionally produced one you would get the idea that those differences are because of bi

Laws of Light: Shooting in Direct Sun

The Difficulty of Shooting in Direct Sun A lot of the times when you’re shooting in direct sun, it’s very harsh on your subject’s face. Many people try not to put themselves in this situation be

Why You’ve Been Organizing Your Camera Equipment the Wrong Way

The Good Old Days Everyone starts off with one camera and lens. Then everyone moves along and grabs a few more lenses, and a few more, and a few more! Sooner or later you have to upgrade your bag to f

The Friday Roundup – Basic Editing Cuts, Frame Rates and Time Lapse

9 Cuts Every Video Editor Should Know Whilst it is true that the available palette for cutting any video together is almost limitless it is also true that you need to nail down the basics before you g

Correcting White Balance Using a Color Chart in Photoshop

Tesla Coils and ArcAttack Julene and I were in Huston earlier this month and decided to hit up this band called ArcAttack! They use giant tesla coils to create music. I got my gong out to join in on t

MAGIX Video Pro X Review

Magix Video Pro X is the top of the line video editing software from the European based Magix company and in posting a review of the program it is important to understand where it sits in the overall

The Friday Roundup – Super Hero Tricks, Some Video FX and Aspect Ratios

How To Make Money on YouTube with Affiliate Links It is probably safe to say that the world of YouTube for anyone that was previously making living over there from producing and uploading videos has d

Camera Comparison: Sony a7R III vs Sony a7 III vs Nikon D850

The Top 2018 Cameras The Sony a7R III, a7 III, and Nikon D850 have been making waves this year and are in the conversation for best camera you can buy right now. Unfortunately, Canon didn’t show up

Travel with Seamless Just Got Easier with 86” Savage Paper

  Savage Seamless Paper Have you ever had a hard time getting your seamless paper in the back of your car? It can be tough, especially in smaller vehicles like the Toyota Prius. As cars are getting s

The Friday Roundup – Hyperlapse, Color Grades and ND Filters

How to be Less Awkward Filming Yourself Whenever I come across videos like this I always include them in the Friday Roundup. For most people the idea of being in front of the camera sets off alarm bel

Capture the Action: Useful Application of a Pistol Grip Camera Handle

The New Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263CGHT Carbon Fiber Kit Vanguard has come out with a great bundle deal for people looking at creating an awesome tripod package for sports and action photography. The pis

TSA Battery Restrictions – Flying with Lithium Ion

Congratulations! You just got hired to travel for your photography/video services! The question now becomes: how do you get your batteries on the airplane? Does TSA have anything to say about it? Sinc

The Friday Roundup – Microphone Basics, Camera Effects and Stabilization

The Basics of Microphones Let me introduce the video below with an old saying that probably will hold true for as long as there is video. The most important part of video is… audio. For most people

Action Photography Using the Tamron 100-400mm Lens

Using the Tamron 100-400mm lens The new 100-400mm lens from Tamron is a great choice for the budget sports or action photographer. We decided to test it out here at the Santa Anita Race Track since ho

The Friday Roundup – Camera Shake, Auto-Focus and LUT Limitations

LUTS: The Complete Video Guide A few weeks back now on April Fool’s Day Casey Faris put out an incredible video purporting to announce the release of his amazing automatic super LUT called Pegasus.

The Friday Roundup – Vintage Voice Effect, Creative Tips and a Freebie!

So let’s kick off this week’s Roundup with a freebie! This week that venerable British broadcaster the BBC lifted her skirts and showed us everything! Well not quite because that would be very un-


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