On set today in New York City… A Canon C300 with its display and a 7″ Marshall via SDI. The C300 display punched in (focus area selected & magnified) and set to B&W to enhance the focus check, the Marshall showing the overall view.
News today of the impending two-year closure of the Pulaski Skyway, an eighty-two year old bridge connecting Newark and Jersey City, NJ. It’s a major artery leading to the Holland Tunnel and the reconstruction project is likely to snarl traffic for a long time. The governor better be on his best behavior. The Skyway is […]
A friend recently asked me how I lit the interviews in the 44 North Coffee video and it got me thinking. While a light was used, the look created was as much a product of knowing the camera and the post-production/grading as it was of the on-set lighting. Here’s the video again: There are interviews with Megan and […]
I have had my Canon C300 for almost two years and it seems that it has taken about that long for certain accessories to sort themselves out. Looking around my studio I realized that I had three types of rails for connecting the body to Arca-Swiss standard quick release clamps and three types of hoods […]
I just finished post on two videos – both part of a project shot this past August. 44 North Coffee is an artisanal roaster in Deer Isle, ME. Founded in 2010 by Melissa Raftery and Megan Wood in the historic Deer Isle schoolhouse. Melissa and Megan roast 10-12 varieties of beans. Most are origins but […]
Canon announced this morning that its innovative dual-pixel auto-focus capability will be coming to the C300 in May. It’s exciting to see this an option – it will be a $500 service-center based upgrade, similar to the C100. For a sense of how it will work Canon & Joe Simon recently published a video showing […]
Sweat dripping, ice dripping. Is there a big difference? Stuck in the longest winter in memory it is a good opportunity to think back to the summer when it was so hot and humid that just the barest of movement could soak through a shirt. Almost six months ago to the day I ventured down […]