Life Skills Update Vol. 2

I continue to learn a lot. My life has expanded in many directions over the past year or two, so bear with me while I sum it all up in a couple paragraphs and bulleted lists. New Work Skills With a generic title like Digital Content Marketing Associate I expected to be diving into a swath of new … Continue reading Life Skills Update Vol. 2

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The Sony FS5 Footage

At my current job we purchased these cameras, but what you're probably wondering is "how does the Sony FS5 footage look?" So let me dive into a little review of my experience. First off, I'm falling in love with slow motion. I have not used slow motion in the past due to the lack of … Continue reading The Sony FS5 Footage

Panasonic DVX200 4K Camera

I'm always interested in new cameras and the Panasonic DVX200 is no exception. I think they're putting an amazing product with cinema style 4k into a price range that most documentary and indi film makers and obtain. With a Micro 4/3 sensor you're getting some amazing footage. Check out this review from Holdan Limited.

New Epic Marching Band Promo Video

In a previous post I showed the removal of a fly on my camera lens during a shot of the marching band at Stevenson. Here is the technical aspects of the video for those interested. It uses football halftime show and parade footage I captured on a Canon 60D with a Sigma 10-20mm lens mounted … Continue reading New Epic Marching Band Promo Video

Camera DSLR Shutter Action in Super Slow Motion

This is simply amazing to see. It's a process that so many photographers take for granted. The Slow Mo Guys made a video showing how the shutter and mirror retraction occur in a typical DSLR camera. This particular experiment used a Canon 7D which is their go-to camera for filming non-slow-motion footage. Another thing they … Continue reading Camera DSLR Shutter Action in Super Slow Motion

Dual Monitors for Premiere Pro and After Effects

I just got a new computer at work and was able to plug in a second monitor (like most professional studios). This then led me to figure out how to set up the second monitor as a preview display for video editing with Premiere Pro. I was then led to Google how to do this. … Continue reading Dual Monitors for Premiere Pro and After Effects

Showcase Your Work With a Video Portfolio

Never let your Demo Reel get dusty. If you're constantly producing new video, photo or motion graphics content then make sure you're showcasing your work along the way. I have neglected to update my video portfolio for nearly 3 years now. In that time I have helped produce well over 100 videos for Stevenson University, … Continue reading Showcase Your Work With a Video Portfolio

How to Work Faster In After Effects

I have been doing a great deal of work in After Effects recently. In fact, to be a proficient videographer and editor you should know After Effects or Apple Motion to add that extra "wow" effect to your videos. These programs are extremely complex and will tend run very slowly on a computer that does not … Continue reading How to Work Faster In After Effects

How to Pack for an Overseas Video Shoot

I will be flying out of Dulles International Airport near Washington DC tonight with a destination set for Heathrow international Airport just outside of London. Then I'll go on a short trek up to Bishop's Stortford, UK. I'll be filming for Fisher BioServices which is part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific company. While I have not been … Continue reading How to Pack for an Overseas Video Shoot