DIY Video and Photography Projects

What’s Going On with this BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera?
September 4, 2013






I just recently received two BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Cameras earlier today. So I decided to unbox one and start shooting around, but noticed some very odd lines in the screen. When I played it back on my screen the lines were very apparent. They are so prominent even focus peaking picks up on the vertical […]






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BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera – My Final Thoughts
August 22, 2013






Let me start off by apologizing for sooo many BMPCC posts in the last week, but for the record i’m just as tired blogging about the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera as I am hearing about it. The reason I had to get all of this information out quickly is because yesterday I had to send […]






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Unboxing the BlackMagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera
August 15, 2013






Like many other people out there, I preordered my BlackMagic Design Pocket Cinema Cameras (while I was at NAB) the same day they announced it. With only a few cameras trickling in every week, it could be months before my name is up next. Fortunately, I had the chance to the BlackMagic Design Pocket Cinema […]






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NEW: Kamerar QV-1 LCD View Finder Kit (QB-15 Quick Base)
July 29, 2013






New product announcement. Dedicated to manufacturing products for the budget filmmaker, Kamerar has made available a new consumer budget friendly QV-1 LCD View Finder that attaches to a baseplate through a unique Magnetic system. After discovering dslr video consumers lacked options for a sub $80 dollar high quality view finder with professional features, we decided […]






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New Gear: ATP – Anti Twist Plates for Manfrotto 501PL
July 19, 2013






[Disclaimer] I’ve personally helped to provide input on the design of this particular product along with PhotographyandCinema.com. I find this small item incredibly useful, but please make your decisions based solely on the product functionality and not my personal opinion. The Common Problem The Manfrotto 501PL Quick Release plate is compatible across several of Manfrotto’s […]






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Senna Five Second Head – Motorized Pan Tilt Video Head
July 15, 2013






I received this motorized Pan/Tilt video head a short while back, but we finally just got around to mounting up this Senna Five Second Head up to one of our Video Cranes. Any time you can combine a motorized Pan / Tilt head to a video crane, you’re going to come up with some interesting […]






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TIP: Fit a Benro Video Monopod in Carry On Sized Luggage
June 25, 2013






I’m packing up for a short trip this week and planning to shoot video with a couple of small GH3 cameras, so I thought I would just share this little tip. I’m a fan of video monopods with folding feet, but this week I want to pack light and the $300 dollar Manfrotto 561BHDV is […]






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FREE Diva Ring Light Giveaway – by DVEStore
June 19, 2013






Here’s another product Giveaway and this time it’s a Diva Ring Light sponsored by the DVEStore.com. If you’re not familiar with the Diva Ring light, it’s a round CFL Continuous light with dimming capabilities. There’s a few example videos below showcasing the product in use. Here’s an example of the Diva Ring light from YouTube […]






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