Why Not FCPX

Why Not FCPX

You’d think that Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) was a pox-ridden kitten-killing mon­ster, the way some edi­tors and film­mak­ers go to great and painful lengths to avoid it. It isn’t, but the fear, uncer­tain­ty, and doubt (FUD) asso­ci­at­ed with Apple’s non-linear edit­ing...

3 Reasons Your Indie Film Just Got More Expensive

Atten­tion indie film­mak­ers: Your bud­get isn’t near­ly big enough and it just got a lot hard­er to get into iTunes. Why? Acces­si­bil­i­ty, lan­guage, and rat­ing requirements. 1) As of March 2014, Apple iTunes (and pre­sum­ably oth­ers) will require your film to...
Blackmagic Cinema Camera RAW

Blackmagic Cinema Camera RAW

The Black­mag­ic Cin­e­ma Cam­era (BCC) is a 16mm-sized-sensor HD dig­i­tal video cam­era that shoots RAW footage for under $4,000. Much excite­ment has been made about this new cam­era that few peo­ple have yet to use, main­ly because it’ll offer 2k video in RAW mode...

Transferring Video Files

I’ve had a few requests late­ly to send orig­i­nal or very large video files to clients online and when I respond that send­ing a portable hard dri­ve might be more effi­cient, I get con­fused replies. To sum­ma­rize the issues, and hope­ful­ly pro­vide you with a...
Indispensable Gear

Indispensable Gear

I just fin­ished shoot­ing my sec­ond fea­ture film, Death To Prom, and there are a cou­ple of tools that I would like to pass along that were indis­pens­able: a bat­tery charg­er (so I could sleep) and a mon­i­tor (so I could see). The first one is the SWIT...

NY Fashion

Here is a lit­tle peek at what I got up to while I was out in New York last month with Jayce and Tiffany...