4 Necessary Tools You Probably Forgot to Pack for Your Video Shoot

March 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
A guest post by Katie Conlon. Whether you’re shooting a big budget film, or headed into your backyard for some home-movies, there are some utility accessories that will always come in handy when you’re on site or on set. Granted, a professional camera crane and full crew, new lighting rig, multi-million dollar budget, and custom built set will defi...
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So much new...

March 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
So I've not had much luck trying to maintain this "blog" for the past decade or so and it has tended to appear and disappear sporadically depending on how I feel about it at any given point of time. This marks another attempt to resurrect and breathe life into it:) Zenfolio is still an absolute royal pain to upload video to (which was part of the...
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4K tests on the FS700

May 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Two days ago I took the FS700 and a few lenses, namely the SELP 18-200 and some older Nikon 24mm/f2 AI & Nikon 50mm/f2 AI (unfortunately the 2 Adorama links will only get you similar but not exactly those specific lenses) down to Ocean Blvd and Rainbow Lagoon Park for some dusk and night time shooting and technical testing of a couple of lenses and...
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Continuing the quest for the right recorder. Odyssey7Q+ vs Shogun. Price drop on Shogun!

February 03, 2016  •  2 Comments
I wound up getting my hands on the Odyssey7Q+ and spent a solid 6 hours learning and recording with it before deciding to finally go with the Shogun instead. The essence of what makes the very capable Odyssey7Q+ desirable to me is multiple inputs and outputs to multiple codecs, proper ingesting and recording of a raw feed, and the ability to captu...
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Tax Ninja of Tucson

February 02, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Here's a short commercial I just finished for a small business and personal tax accountant based in Tucson. LSJ Accounting sent me the raw green screen footage shot by a videographer at People's Mortgage in Tucson which I then assembled into this video. LSJ Accounting is based in Tucson, AZ but holds multiple state licenses and can be easily reach...
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Adorama & Amazon affiliate programs

February 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
A few days back I signed up with both Adorama & Amazon's affiliate programs. As a result any items I link to on this blog in the course of time will inevitably link back to one or both shops depending on availability and any purchase made will result in a small commission to Jackrabbit Photo. I've purchased a ton of equipment from both these selle...
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Max! checks out the FS700

January 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
So Max! stopped by today cos he'd been hearing about the new FS700 and all and he got very excited about the old Russian lens I had on it. On the whole I'd say his reaction was quite positive. Here's the video.:)
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Sony FS700R - Atomos Shogun or Convergent Design Odyssey7q+

January 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Continuing this line of research I've come to the conclusion that the decision, for me at least, is a bit more nuanced than I was originally expecting. I began writing this post a day or so back expecting it to be a quick summary of how I'd rejected my earlier (somewhat hackey) idea of converting the component video to SDI and trying to record 10 b...
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10 bit output from the Sony FS700R

January 16, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
In other news I recently procured an FS700R off of a nice guy by the name of Colin McGuire. Here's his You Tube Page and Kickstarter project for a short film series about Portals or some such thing. Quality shooting, quite entertaining and definitely recommended. I believe they're supposed to be location scouting in Bombay in February. The reason...
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A result of a training project on using Motion 5 to create a video

January 16, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
A bit sloppy in terms of the graphics, green-screening, as well as some of the elements and animation (so sloppy all around really) but in general this was a good introduction to using Motion and I'm pleased with how it turned out. Thanks guys at Ripple Training. Good stuff! On another note trying to post anything to a blog using Zenfolio is reall...
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