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Canon C300 MKII Review: Part 2

INTRODUCTION Canon introduced some pretty amazing specs into their new camera. With the ability to record HD, 2K, UHD, and 4K internally up to RGB444 12-bit, you can be sure the camera will be up to any challenge. But at the core, what really matters is not only the resolution, but how the camera interprets […]

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Canon C300 MKII Review: Part 1

Introduction I’m very excited to share my thoughts of the new Canon C300 MK II with you. I was lucky enough to receive my camera early, so I hit the ground running! I’ve shot handheld verite, sit-down interviews, stylized recreations, and even some wooden sailboat restoration in Newport, RI over the last few weeks. There’s been a […]

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Cartel Land featured in American Cinematographer

Matt Heineman and I had the pleasure of sitting down with Iain Stasukevich of American Cinematographer magazine to talk about our shooting process and style of Cartel Land. I’ve been reading this magazine since high school, so to be honored in its pages is an absolute dream come true. American Cinematographer continually pushes and inspires us […]

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Wireless HDMI for $300

I’ve recently been looking into a lost-cost solution for a wireless director’s monitor and/or AC focus monitor, without the expense and commitment of a high-end / high-price wireless transmitter-reciever set. I do most of my shooting on a Canon C300 that provides both HD-SDI and HDMI outputs, so my HDMI port sits mostly un-used. I […]

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Intelligence Squared Debates

Even though I don’t do a lot of it, I love shooting multi-cam events. I enjoy the complexity of matching cameras, running hundreds of feet of cable, feeding everything into switchers and monitors and routers and … you get the idea. It’s nice to play with all the toys every once in awhile! For the […]

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Tiger Tiger Wrap-Up

After a long shoot in India and Bangladesh for the Tiger Tiger documentary, we have finally all returned home. Yes, the crew has been back for two weeks, but our equipment only just returned home this morning. The camera package of over 40 cases was shipped via freight both to India and back from Bangladesh. […]

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First Shoot Day

The first shoot day was already set to be one of our most complex and potentially chaotic days of the entire trip. The logistics required to pull off the shots needed were quite intricate. We spent the first half of the day in the Kolkata train station. This station rivals Grand Central or Penn Station […]