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December 10, 2015

Encryption In Video Production

It seems like for the last few years, on an almost monthly basis, we are alerted to some major company getting "hacked," and all of our credit card and private information is stolen- major box retailers, healthcare providers, and even two of the three major credit companies. Couple that with the Edward Snowden NSA revelations, and the celebrity nude photo leaks, and there's…
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December 10, 2015

The 3-2-1 Backup Solution for Filmmaking

Filmmaking is stressful. Filmmaking is not "usually," not "often," and not "sometimes" stressful, it is stressful. The stress comes from coordinating anywhere from a handful of people to hundreds, the complexity of locations and communication, the opinions of everyone who wants to be involved, and the nuances of everything that is in and out of control. Producing a film shoot can be like throwing a wedding…
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February 4, 2014

Clean Footage: How To Get the Most Out of Your DSLR Camera

Over the years of creating videos from various formats and sources, and especially from various cameras, there’s a chain of command I like to implement in the workflow to get the best quality out of all assets. Especially when working with DSLR footage (when the imaging sensor was not particular designed for shooting video), part of the process is just…
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January 30, 2014

Image Sensors: When Bigger Is Better

Over the last few years of filming sit-down interviews with some interesting people, I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to use a couple of different video cameras, depending on the needs of the project. Every camera I’ve handled has delivered what I expected it to deliver (mostly because I was able to test them prior to task at hand),…
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