SwitchPod FAQ — Gorillapod Alternative for Vloggers
DJI Ronin S vs. Zhiyun Crane 2
Since last month's SwitchPod announcement video after VidCon we've been working hard behind the scenes on finishing up the design and prototyping for our new tripod for vloggers.
In this video & post I give a little update on the timeline of when it is going to come out, how much it will cost, and a bunch more of the frequently asked questions we've been getting.
YouTuber Roundtable #1 ft. Armando Ferreira & Matt D'Avella
I've held off on making any videos about three-axis gimbals, even though companies have sent me ones in the past, because I haven't found one that I'd actually use on a shoot.
But these two gimbals are reliable, heavy-duty, and help me get cinematic smooth shots when I need them.
There are many pro's and con's to each of these gimbals, especially when it comes to using heavier cameras, so Dave Altizer and I go through as many as we can.
From Quitting a 9 to 5 Job to Making Six Figures Freelancing
Have you ever seen the videos where a handful of stars from movies or television (like directors, cinematographers, actresses, etc.) sit and chat in a roundtable format with The Hollywood Reporter?
They have deep conversations and share things you don't hear in the quick press junket interviews they normally give. They last about an hour. I love them.
Anyways, I've always wanted to host and re-create my own version of that and I finally did it.
How to Land Your Dream Clients
In 2011 I quit my corporate job working at Boeing to go work for a blogger (and took a big pay cut too).
5 years later, I was working for myself, making six figures a year.
It definitely hasn't been an easy journey, but here are some things I've learned along the way.
How To Keep Creating When No One Is Watching
Whether you're a full-time freelancer or you're trying to get your first client on the side, in this video I share my best strategies for how to land your dream clients.
If you struggle with "networking" or getting clients to hire you, the advice in this video will help you out.
We Invented a NEW Tripod for Vloggers — Meet SwitchPod
If you're trying to get more followers or build an audience online, but aren't growing as fast as you'd hoped, this video is for you.
Creating when no one is paying attention is hard, but you need to commit to the followers you do have.
My Biggest Video Project Yet — I Am a Blogger
After working in private for over 7 months and finally filing the provisional patent, I'm excited to finally share my new invention!
I've been working with Pat Flynn and the team over at Prouduct to develop a brand new invention built specifically for vloggers.
Introducing my new invention: SwitchPod.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K — First Impressions
In this post I share a secret project that's currently launching on Kickstarter that I've been working on with a client for over a year.
Why I Bought a 1080p Camera in 2018
We checked out the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K at NAB 2018. Here is what we think.
Special thanks to Levi, Caleb, and Dave for sharing their opinions.
Tesla Model 3 Review — Hands-on Comprehensive Feature Walkthrough
When there are so many 4K cameras out there (even ones that I already own), why would I buy a 1080p Canon 80D in early 2018?
Testing the "Tech YouTuber Lens" — Sigma Art 18-35mm f1.8 Review
In this video we review EVERYTHING about the Tesla Model 3. Jason rented the $60,000 version and we drove it around, pushed all the buttons, and made sure the car could fit two 6'4" people in the backseat.
I'd heard many tech YouTubers rave about the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Art Lens, but I didn't fully realize how sharp and unique this lens is until I got it on loan from B&H.
The ability to focus so close to an object at 18mm and shoot at f1.8 gives an amazing look to the footage (or photos).
In this video I discuss whether if I were starting out and could only buy one wide-angle lens, would this be it?