Apr 19

Depth of field

I was looking for a good instructional video on what it takes to manipulate depth of field for production. I found this YouTube video that makes it simple to understand this concept.

Feb 03

New Gear!

After spending an incredibly long time  trying to determine what the best 4K solution for me was, I finally caved in and purchased a brand spanking new Panasonic GH4. I know the GH4 is old now (released in 2013) BUT I have to admit that this was the best solution for my budget. I really wanted to purchase the Sony A7S mainly for it’s incredible low light capabilities, but the price point did not seem like it was worth it. After all I was going to stage most of my lighting anyways and at 3,000.00 I could not justify amazing night B-Roll.

For my research on this topic I heavily relied on a Video extraordinaire and Vlogger “Video DSLR shooter”.  He has a great review of the GH4 and in my opinion, it’s the best and most in depth review of them all. I took a long time considering my options and I’m so excited to be receiving this bad boy in the mail shortly.

Jan 11

New Lens

Yes, I kind of went overboard with my Tax money. Along with the GH4 I had to buy a lens. Why did I buy a Nikon APSC lens? Well I figured that the longevity of the lens would be increased if I bought a full frame lens. I figured that when the time comes I can invest in a full frame sensor camera and have the appropriate glass to accompany the camera. I wanted to buy a Micro 4:3 lens with my Panasonic, mainly because of the internal stabilization and auto focus features offered but I could sacrifice these features for a more robust lens with better low light capability. This is why I chose the Sigma 18-35MM lens. Here is the best review of this lens I could find: