Alzo 3000

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Alzo 3000

Use Coupon Code 1372431674 to get 15% off everything Alzo's store until July 18th, 2013.

Art of Writing Proposals & Budgets Workshop (AbelCine NYC - July 9, 2013)

Can anybody spot the continuity issue in this episode?

Notes: 1) I reshot this episode today as there was a big audio issue with first go around yesterday. Still some issuees but I think I have it sorted out. 2) As I was shooting at an f/8 for a deeper depth of field, the ISO on the C100s was set to 2500. Obviously that could be reduced at a larger aperture. 1250 at an f/5.6 or 640 at an f/4. 3) No custom white balance on second section of video. Just dialed in 5800K on C100 to warm image a tad based on color temp of light. 4) This is not a perfect light but for less than $250 you'd be hard pressed not to get your money's worth when doing certain projects. Know the limitations of something and it can become a great tool in the toolbox.

Next week... Atomos Samurai Blade.



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Pocket Jib Traveler
Kessler Kwik Release
Flat Mount Adapter (for mounting flat base fluid head)
Manfrotto 500 Head 
VideoMic Pro

Honestly, I 'd really like another 3-4 hours to work on this. I'm happy with it based on the time I had to get it done and the assets I had but there's always something else to change, try or tweak. Will almost definitely be swapping out the "Ken Burns" stills on white with the lamps in actual environments buT i didn't have that. Brian and I are working on that. Also, a lot of mixed lighting but I think it's acceptable based on the environment.

4th of July Week
BTW, I'm sure there'll be quite a lot of July 4th gear sales going on this week and and are always good place to find them.

Here's one particular one from Alzo on a new clustered LED fixture that they have. Used it on a job last week in the city in an office with daylight coming in and need to bounce light to match and create the key. I was very impressed. A hell of a lot of light for the money and if you use this coupon code you get another 15% off everyting they sell. Code is good until July 18th.

Alzo 3000 LED

Coupon Code: 1372431674

Here is my friend's being used on a shoot we did last week...

I will do an episode on the light next week.



Your Camera, Not Mine

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Petrol PA1018 C100 Hood
C100 Z-Finder Pro
DP4 Eyecup (not perfect but the best solution I have found).

NOTE: I have recently posted all of my upcoming classes and workshops. Just look to the right under Workshops & Training. Also planning on a September 7-8 Digital Cinema Bootcamp in NYC and a Novemebr One Week Doc Intensive in New York. Those will be posted soon.


Flag That Sucker!

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FS700 Kit for Sale

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Sony FS700 Specs
Sony FMU128
Metabones EF to NEX Adapter

Sennheiser ME66/K6 Kit
Marshall 5" Monitor (I would get a battery adapter from Marshall for it)

Notes: 1) Only selling to U.S. buyers & shipping will be UPS or FedEx Ground. 2) Original boxes for FS700, FMU128, Metabones Adapter and Charger will be used and then everything shipped in one large box. 3) Certified check or cleared check acceptable for shipment. 4) If paying using PayPal then total price will be higher to cover PayPal fees. 5) Product is in perfect working condition and guaranteed to not be DOA. 6) Please ask ANY questions as there is a lot of interest already and it's all ready to ship out when bought. 7) Light on neck is because I didn't flag the light below the table. Quick set up so you get a glowing neck! See next episode of gearbox about this very thing.


One Man Crew

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One Man Crew
Eduardo Angel
Adjustable Sawhorses

Note: Key is set for wider shot, position one, in the video. That's why when I am in position two that you aren't seeing the catch/eye light as much.


April 29th


On Camera Audio

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When using zooms you have a bit more freedom in terms of composition but the same rule applies. Keep talant about an arms length away from the camera if them mic is camera mounted. In the previous episode (Ghost Town), we're using the same lens but I'm just a bit further back. Still OK but a zoom like a 24-70 would work very well for this type of stuff.

Nelson Nevada Ghost Town Workshop

Unbelievable teaching experience. Great students, crew and sponsors. Big thanks to Eduardo Angel for being 2nd in command.

Note on the audio...

The RØDE Video Mic Pro is by far the best of the on camera mics out there. I think I have tested them all (or at least almost all), of them. Been using for ages and it lives on my C100 now. Next episode will be a little bit more about that.



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C100 Tutorial Series
March 26th LA Event (free but must register)

Next Acoustics! That's the name of the company I got the panels from. I bought on ebay as they came with double sided tape but they are also selling stuff on Amazon.

Here's what I ordered...