2018 - Year in Review
Canon EOS R Review for Filmmakers
Every year I make time between the craziness of holiday celebrations and spending time with family to do an annual review.
So for 2018’s review I’m going to use a more detailed framework, go further into the weeds than normal, and be both honest and transparent. This will be really long, so…
Let’s dive in.
Canon EOS R Review for Photography
In this review I share my experience testing the Canon EOS R for filming videos.
I give my thoughts on the 4K crop, the quality of the 720p slow motion files, using this camera for vlogging, how to turn it into a mini cinema C200, and pontificate about the future of Canon's mirrorless cameras.
Canon EOS R vs. 5D Mark IV
Canon’s first full frame mirrorless camera is a funky little thing, and if you’re considering buying it to use mainly for photography or hybrid with video and want to know the photo features, I’m going to go through what I like and don’t like about this camera, plus share who I think should buy it.
7 Camera Tricks Using Lens Filters
My wife Jen has been a wedding and portrait photographer for over 7 years, captured over 100 weddings, and she has exclusively used the Canon 5D Mark III.
So while I had the EOS R on loan from B&H to review, I had her try it out for a couple photo shoots and sat down with her to talk about what she thought of the camera.
DJI Osmo Pocket — First Look
Lens filters are a great way to get in-camera effects for both photographers and filmmakers.
In this video I share 7 camera hacks for making your images more cinematic.
The Truth About Being an Influencer
In this video we take a look at the DJI Osmo Pocket, one of the smallest 3-axis stabilized handheld cameras ever with Dave Alitizer from Kinotika.
Why My First Business Was Failing & How I Fixed It
Something really bothers me about the internet, and it’s that word: influencer.
But once I thought about the word a little more, I realized I’d actually been an influence on how some people spent their money for years now.
In this post I share how influencers should act and as follower of anyone online, what you need to know about how things really work behind the scenes.
What It Takes to Make $100,000 a Year with a Camera
I started my first blog way back in 2010 and published a post every day for the first 50 days.
I was stoked. I thought I knew what I was doing.
But I had one big problem.
Introducing My 3-Month Accelerator Program for Freelance Filmmakers
Four years ago I quit my dream job.
I had 7 weeks to figure out how I was going to make ends meet. I didn’t have a pile of money saved we could live off of. I had to make it work.
Here was my plan...
Michelangelo was a liar.
Today I am opening up my Freelance Filmmaker Accelerator Program, a small, intimate, group of filmmakers who are serious about growing their businesses.
I’ll be providing a 3-month long, hand-crafted experience. You’ll have direct access to ask me questions and get customized advice on what you’re struggling with most to grow your business.
Every SwitchPod Prototype
One of the most famous artists of all time, Michelangelo, lived a spartan lifestyle. When his family members wrote to him, asking him for money, he’d respond that he had none to give.
But was that really the truth?
As SwitchPod is getting closer to the launch of its crowdfunding campaign and being available for pre-sale, I wanted to share a little bit more behind the scenes of the process we’ve gone through over the past year to get it made.
In this video I show every prototype we’ve made so far.