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Off to a 60D trip

I Will be using my Canon 60D as I go on a Mexican Cruise with my family. I am trying out a Tamrac Velocity 10 large sling backpack that my girlfriend gave me for Christmas. If I can get Internet access I will upload some snaps.

Update: I did not have Internet access.

December 16, 2010 Posted by | Canon 60D | Leave a comment

RED Scarlet S35 is now…

RED founder Jim Jennard announced:
“Scarlet S35 is now…
called EPIC Light. The features have changed as has the price. I’ll update in the next two weeks.

Jim

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“Everything in life changes… including our camera specs and delivery dates…”

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December 6, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Canon announces mode dial locking update for Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EOS 7D

This a repost from Planet 5D Blog. This one of the main reasons I switched from the 7D to the 60D. My dial was always being knocked and the mode changed. Very annoying. I am glad they are offering this fix. I guess they have crated a new camera for eBay. One with or with out the locking dial. Has yours been modified?

December 1, 2010 Posted by | equipment | Leave a comment

The Problem with a lot of Films These Daze

The problem with a lot of films these daze is that it is all about geewiz and not story. (particularly Hollywood – look at anything Micheal Bay does) This best films are the small independent film because they have to focus on story. That is what filmmaking is all about – telling a story. But this is not new. I remember working at a theatre in the early ’80’s and the owner and I were complaining back them about the lack of story in Hollywood films. Why is Pixar so successful? Story!

Gear is the ends to a mean. It helps you tell the story. The better you know your gear, the better you can craft your story. This is why it is very important to have the right gear for your abilities. Some require less and others more. I am of the less. I grew up with SLR’s and 16mm cameras, so I know them well. Some grew up with video cameras so they know them well and want their camera to be like that. I do not recommend everybody use a HDSLR. It is more like a film motion picture camera than a video camera. It requires the patience and practice the a film camera requires. Some just do better with a video camera. The manufacture’s are responding to that need of a large sensor video camera the does not rob the bank. But, it will still require good focus techniques because of the shallow depth of field.

Learn your craft so you can tell a great story.

This was a response to a great article on ninofilm.net

December 1, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment