One of the hardest things about beginning to create quality film work for churches is the fact that you’re usually working with an extremely limited budget. While creativity and elbow grease can take you a long way, one thing they can’t do is create high quality music soundtracks out of thin air. Sometimes it’s tempting […]

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One of the signs of a great cinematographer is the way they shape and control light. And one of the most fundamental tools a filmmaker can have in their arsenals to accomplish that is a multipurpose collapsible reflector/diffuser. A few days ago we received a new twist on this trusty standby in the form of […]

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It’s a pretty irresistible idea: a handheld 3-axis gimbal that shoots 4K for under $600. That’s the kind of promise that usually falls into too-good-to-be-true territory. But when that promise is made by DJI, the company behind the Ronan gimbal and Phantom drone system, it’s at least worth checking out. Right up front I have […]

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For many filmmakers working with DSLR camera recording to less-than-optimal codecs, digital noise is an ongoing issue. Most of the time it’s just a bit distracting; other times it can be so ugly that it renders a shot unusable. I know that even when shooting with my beloved Canon C100 MkII every once in a while […]

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