January 5, 2015 in Inspiration — 0 Comments

If you haven’t watched ANOMALY yet, please do. It’s the most visually spectacular independent film I’ve seen in some time. Full disclosure, I did back the film. I say this because as a review I’m sure that has some effect on how I experienced this film. So as you read this review keep that in Read More


Astra Review

December 22, 2014 in Reviews — 6 Comments

The Astra is the second generation of 1X1 bicolor LED light offered by Litepanels. To say the least it’s an impressive improvement from the company that created the industry standard in LED lighting. The Astra is four times brighter than the original 1X1 and this is a huge deal. This allows you to move the Read More



December 11, 2014 in Gear — 0 Comments

Convergent Design announced the new Odyssey7Q+, which will record 4K over HDMI, something it’s predecessor the 7Q did not do. This is good news for Sony A7s users like myself. This will add a second 4K external recording option for Sony users. The Atomos Shogun, priced at $1,995, records 4k when paired with the Sony Read More


Zacuto Gratical HD EVF

November 25, 2014 in Gear

UPDATE! Zacuto’s Gratical HD Mircro OLED EVF is available for pre-order with a $200 $700 discount. Originally the preorder price was $3,600, but Zacuto has dropped the price to $2,900! This is retroactive for folks that have already made a pre-orders. This is a serious EVF that includes features such as: – 0.61″ OLED EVF Read More


My Utopia

November 17, 2014 in Inspiration — 0 Comments

Here’s some inspiration for your week. This short was produced by Still Motion. It’s a true story and I love they way they choose to set it in 1981. The story is compelling and creates an emotional response from the viewer, and let’s be honest, that’s why we consume stories.



November 10, 2014 in Inspiration — 0 Comments

I don’t spend time critiquing movies. At least not on a blog. So all I can say about Intersteller is go see it. Avoid reviews and spoilers. Just go experience a very intriguing movie.



November 3, 2014 in Inspiration — 0 Comments

I don’t do many commercials, but if I did I would want them to look like this 60 second commercial produced by Stink. So as some inspiration for your Monday check out this beautifully shot commercial for Uniqlo’s new HeatTech clothing range. The voice over could probably be stronger, but the visuals are awesome.


Grape Soda

October 27, 2014 in Inspiration — 0 Comments

I had an interesting discussion with a director friend of mine, Dave Docimo. He said all short films are disappointing to him because the stories never give the audience what it wants. The endings are always sad and for most part the antagonist never gets what he or she deserves. I must say I can Read More


The Build

October 13, 2014 in Inspiration, Reviews — 0 Comments

A break down of the most awesome A7s shoulder rig ever. Designed and built by Jason Wingrove.

Black Hole

Black Hole

September 22, 2014 in Inspiration — 1 Comment

THE BLACK HOLE from Philip Sansom on Vimeo. Here’s a bit of inspiration for your week. I found this shortfilm while doing research for an upcoming project. It’s fairly short, but it’s a well told story with no dialoge. I also like it for its simplicity. However, it has all the elements of a great Read More