Cinelight 1K Junior Fresnel Review

[html ]In the current economy, us lesser affluent individuals barely have enough cash-money to get by, let alone to purchase cool new film-making toys. One of the most exorbitantly priced parts of any production, and any Director of Photography’s arsenal, is the lighting. Sure, you may have an expensive camera and an array of overly-priced […]

Zacuto Mini Baseplate Review

If you are shooting video with one of the recent crop of video-capable DSLRs, such as the Canon 5D Mark II, one thing you should invest in, without question, if you don’t already have one, is a good baseplate. Having your DSLR (or any other camera, for that matter) mounted to a baseplate unlocks a […]

Zacuto Z-Finder v2 Review

The Canon 5D Mark II and 7D are fantastic cameras, and in my current opinion, are capable of shooting some of the most beautiful looking footage in their price range… Even above! However, when using either of these cameras to shoot video, they do have a few drawbacks, namely the lack of a proper viewfinder, […]

Transcoding Canon 5D Mark II h.264 Files

From a stills point of view, the Canon 5D Mark II is a fantastic camera, and totally kicks the ass of my 5D Mark I. But from a motion stand point, sure, the footage LOOKS great, but you’re very limited in terms of what you can actually do with it, and here’s why… The Canon […]