» Archive for February, 2011

28Feb DSLR vs Camcorder, whats best for you?

James from powermultisport.com wrote in. “How would the Canon t2i stack up against a dedicated camcorder like the Canon VIXIA HF M30 Camcorder for roughly half the price?” Even though cameras like the Canon T2i are a great value, they still might not be the right option for everyone. The first thing to really consider is […]

28Feb Big hands, tiny Cameras.

Even though I do most of my filming on Canon DSLR cameras, I still find it handy to have a small handheld Camera laying around the house. One of the problems I have with smaller cameras like the Canon HF s100 however, is that they’re designed for people with much smaller hands. My fingers are so […]

27Feb Something fun for a Sunday Night. Rubber shot on the 5d Mark II

It’s Sunday night and I’m about to sink into the couch and enjoy a film shot entirely on the 5d mark II. If you’re up for a bad comedy/horror movie this might be just the thing to round out your night. Get it, round out our night? Alright that’s a horrible joke. Anyway Rubber is […]

27Feb CPM FILM TOOLS Cube Cage 3.0 DSLR RIG Review

I’ve spent my weekend testing and filming. My living room is covered in camera rig parts and tripod stands. So what does all of this mean? It means that The CPM FILM TOOLS Cube Cage review is done. So lets spend a little bit of time talking about the Cube Cage 3.0.  As with all […]

26Feb Want a 35mm f1.4 for less, try A Nikon Nikkor + adapter combo.

The Canon 35mm f1.4 and Sigma 30mm f1.4 are great options. But what if you want to spend even less money? Well then you might want to consider an old Manual focus lens like the Nikon Nikkor 35mm f1.4. If you are willing to put up with bidding and waiting, this lens sometimes sells for […]

25Feb Musician and Filmmaker.

You may or may not know that when I’m not filming, writing, researching, and working, I’m also a part time musician.  I know what you’re thinking, “great another musician”, so I promise not to clog this blog up with crappy love songs and soft core acoustic crying. But every great once in awhile I might just […]

25Feb More on Adding audio monitoring to your DSLR.

As promised here is the how to video guide, along with a quick demo. Yes My headphones are lime green, I know. Back on subject, you’ll notice in the video that the Red HDMI cable is plugged in and working at the same time as the usb-composite adapter (Canon AVC-400ST is the proper name). Since […]

24Feb Adding headphone monitoring to the Dirt Cheap $28 monitor project

So if you gave the Dirt Cheap Monitor project a try awhile back, this might be just what you needed. Freyguyproductions wrote in asking “What would you suggest for stronger audio sources?” The first thing that came to mind was a hearing aid amplifier. So I started rummaging around the net and found something even better. The FiiO […]

24Feb Bargain Bin extra’s for your DSLR RIG.

These 3 Items are probably some of the most handy things to have around the house when you’re putting together a DSLR RIG, mounting camera equipment, or adapting your stuff to stuff.  The best part is, “all of this could be yours if the price is right”. What is the right price? Well lets work […]

24Feb Canon 35mm f1.4 v.s. Sigma 30mm f1.4 head to head Compairson

I recommend the Sigma 30mm f1.4 quit a bit, but it always seems like when i do, the first response I get is “what about (insert lens here)”.  Many people aren’t very comfortable with 3rd party lenses or they feel like Canon is the only brand for them. Most of my lenses are canon, but there […]