Introduction Isn’t it amazing how time flies?! It’s been nine months to the day since I posted my initial reviews of the Canon C300 MKII: Part I and Part II. I’ve gotten so much great feedback from people as they started playing around with the camera, so I wanted to continue the conversation with my […]
I had the pleasure of working with the Canon Digital Learning Center and Jem Schofield on a series with the Canon C300 MKII. We shot a short documentary about Brooklynphono in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and broke down working with the C300 MKII in a documentary environment. Check out the entire series here.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Many filmmakers dream of having their work screened at the Sundance Film Festival. The world watches each February as Park City, Utah’s Festival showcases new films and the artists behind the camera. Getting a film into Sundance is itself an achievement. For Department of Film & Media Arts alumnus Matt Porwoll, that achievement also includes […]
In my last post, I broke down some key grip items to travel with on any job. Here, I will add to the list items in my paired down “AC kit.” Often times you may not have an assistant camera on the shoot, or sometimes you will need to split crews. Regardless, it’s always important […]
The cinematographer’s tool kit is an important part of the job. When it comes to shooting documentaries, it is a necessity. We rarely have the luxury of renting a full grip package or have the necessary hands to set it up, or tend to find ourselves in places where having the crew to run out […]