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April 8, 2016

Lenses for Filming Interviews

What are the best lenses for filming interviews? There are a ton to choose from at varying costs. I've experimented with a few over the years and currently I've landed and two lenses that get the job done. I like to have the ability to shoot photos as well as video, so I like to use the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8…
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Sony a7sii
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March 2, 2016

Sony a7sii Hands On Review

This past weekend Jill and I had our first hands-on experience with the Sony a7sii. We rented Metabones lens adapters and used our two primary Canon lenses, the 24-70mm and 135mm. Our points of reference are Canon DSLRs in run and gun situations, so this was learning to swim by jumping into water. I've taken a liking to these little…
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June 1, 2015

Consumer Vs Professional DSLR

Let's say you followed my flowchart and you see that I recommend getting a consumer DSLR. Maybe you were hoping to leap right into a professional model, or maybe you're on the fence on which way to go. What are the differences between a consumer vs professional DSLR? What are some factors that might help you make a decision? Price.…
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May 19, 2015

My Evolution of Cameras for Filmmaking

I was thinking today about why I'm writing more about filmmaking. Like I've mentioned before, I don't consider myself an expert, but there are number of things I've learned in the last few years that might be helpful to someone out there. Much of my experience has happened within the context of the non-profit/faith-based world. Many non-profits have utility players like me…
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May 15, 2015

A Humble Beginning in Filmmaking

If you've read my philosophy on filmmaking then you know I'm a huge advocate of starting with whatever you have. There are some recommendations I'll make in upcoming posts once you have some money to invest in some starter gear, but I'd strongly recommend just using what you have at first. Our first venture into filmmaking really started in 2004 between…
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