We Invented a NEW Tripod for Vloggers — Meet SwitchPod
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.
Panasonic EVA1 Review — Why I'd Skip This Camera
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?
BEST Hard Drive for Video & Photo Editing? — Lacie 2Big 20TB Review
In this review I'm taking a look at the brand new Panasonic EVA1 and I'll be talking about how it compares to other cameras like a Canon C200.
Loupedeck Review — The Adobe Lightroom Editing Console
In this video I review the Lacie 2Big 20TB Thunderbolt Hard Drive and compare it to my Samsung SDD and Western Digital USB 3.0 HDD.
The ability to have just a single hard drive on my desk that has two enclosures to back up via a RAID system, can daisy chain to my Macbook Pro to charge it, and has SD & Compact Flash card slots makes this dock an all-in-one solution that I'll be using as my main hard drive for a while.
Canon C200 Review — From a C100 II & RED Owner's Perspective
This is Loupedeck. A photo editing console for Adobe Lightroom built specifically to speed up photo editing.
I won't make any promises like "it will DOUBLE your editing speed", but this is definitely faster than using a mouse to work your way down the adjustment sliders and both my wife and I noticed a decrease in how long it takes us to edit photos as well as a new found love for editing black & white photographs.
In this review I talk through what it is like to use it and how it made me enjoy editing photos again.
$150 Lens vs. $4,000 Lens — The Differences Between Still & Cinema Lenses
Having owned a Canon C100 Mark II for three years and having just bought a RED Scarlett-W, the Canon C200 is an interesting cinema camera that fits in right between the two.
Shooting beautiful 4K/UHD footage, having the best touch screen autofocus features on the market, and the ability to shoot RAW video all make the C200 an amazing upgrade for anyone used to filming on a DSLR like a 5D or has been using a C100 for years. Where it gets tricky is all the competition you have to compare it to at a price of $7,500 and the enticing options just beyond that budget range.
In this video review I breakdown the pro's and con's of Canon's latest cinema camera, share who it is best for, and what I might recommend instead.
Why Vlogging is the Worst Way to Start a YouTube Channel
You've seen them. Huge lenses that put the puny lens on your DSLR to shame.
Using a larger, more expensive cinema style lens on your camera when you're filming will do more than just get you a ton of likes on your behind the scenes Instagram photos though.
There are a lot of reasons you’d rent or buy a cinema lens instead of filming videos with a still photography lens.
In today's video and article we discuss the differences.
About a month ago my team and I were filming at ConvertKit's Craft + Commerce event and I was asked along with Levi Allen to give a workshop on why video is the biggest opportunity on the web right now and how to take advantage of it.
What follows is an hour long conversation about how to get more comfortable filming, why vlogging may not be the best format for you, which platform you should be focusing on, and what gear we recommend for video creation these days.
In this video we share why vlogging might be the worst way to start or grow a YouTube channel and much, much more.