» Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

24Apr Smallrig Sony a7s II $68 cage Review

If you’ve been a DSLR or Mirrorless shooter for any length of time, camera cages are a way of life. Over the years, I’ve wondered between huge bulky 15mm rail setups and shoulder mount rigs, but in the last 5 years or so I’ve settled into a minimalist approach to camera rigs. That’s why Smallrig has […]

24Apr Win Sachtler Tripods and Litepanels Caliber Light Kit

planetMitch from planet5D here… Deejay is letting me post our latest planet5D giveaway thanks Deejay! WIN $2300+ in Vitec Videocom prizes! 2 Sachtler Ace M tripods and 1 Litepanels Caliber Kit 3 winners and $2,355 value! 2 winners will receive a Sachtler Ace M Tripod (Value $680) 1 winner will receive a Litepanels Caliber Kit (Value $995) Visit the giveaway page for […]

01Mar Monoprice 2.4GHz Wireless Mic system $49.99

Over a Year ago, I put together the review above of the Monoprice 2.4Ghz Wireless mic system. It isn’t the best wireless system in the world but at the time of the review, it was a decent value for the price. Since then there have been a lot of clones on the market and most […]

11Apr Canon 5d mark III HDMI firmware upgrade in the wild

I was hanging out at the Atomos Ninja booth checking out their new (and beautiful) Samurai Blade when I noticed a 5d mark III on display. I started playing around with the settings and suddenly I had a clean 1080p output. I grabbed one of the Atomos reps and he confirmed that this 5d mark III on […]

30Nov Aputure’s End of the World VIDEO CONTEST

Contests usually provide two positive things, free gear and the chance to practice your skills as a film maker. Right now Aputure is running a 1 min film making competition with the chance to win up to $1000 worth of free gear. The theme is “end of the word”, simply create a 1 min video with your […]

23Aug Yongnuo YN 565EX – First Impressions

I don’t do a lot of flash photography so i’ve been considering selling off a few of my Canon 580EX II speedlites and replacing them with some cheaper off brand models before the new Canon 600EX-RT drives used 580EX II prices into the ground. But before I sell off two out of the three 580EX II’s in […]

24Jul Accepting credit cards when you’re selling your stuff.

One of the major ways we raise funding for some of our independent film projects is to travel around to film festivals and conventions selling our feature length films. Each event gets our movies out in front of people who might never have heard of them and sales help fund future projects. We’ve done this enough […]

17Jul Using a monopod to cover fast moving events and stabilize your camera

More from the new DSLR FILM NOOB Channel. If you have to cover an all day event, lugging a shoulder rig around can be tiresome and a tripod and fluid head simply adds more weight to your setup. So why not use a hybrid of the two? Combining a set of handles like the Flyer Cage Kit with […]

14Jun Should you buy or rent your film equipment?

Before I dive in, here is a little background. On the left hand side of the image you’ll see a Panasonic AG-DVC32, that’s the PAL version of the AG-DVC30. Back in 2005 I had a PAL project come up and thought it might be a good idea to have a nice PAL camera around. I shot one […]

12Apr Canon 1D C Cinema EOS announcement

The Canon 1DX has yet to be released and Canon has already announced its bigger brother the Canon 1D C. Basically a video oriented version of the 1DX with some added frame rate options (24 through 60 at 1080p) and of course the ability to shoot 4k at 24fps Motion JPEG. All this recorded to Dual CF cards with no […]