Articles by: shane

Review: Hollyland Cosmo 3000P

Overview A few months back, I was sent a Hollyland 3000P wireless transmitter to review. At 3000ft, it’s comparable to a Teradek Bolt 3000 XT, but costs about $3k less. I was interested to try it out, so I said yes – why not? I had some shoots coming up […]

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Review: Tilta Nucleus-M

Overview Back in May 2017, I pre-ordered a Tilta Nucleus-M wireless follow focus system from a RedUser group buy. I was number 532 on that group buy list – and that, coupled with some insane production delays from Tilta, means I didn’t get myΒ unit until January 20th, 2018. All that […]

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High-Key Fitness Lighting

As a DP, I get asked all the time about lighting stages. There’s a plethora of tutorials on lighting white cycs and green screen, so I wanted to take those basic concepts and give a real-world example of that same style of lighting as applied to a fitness set. In […]

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Working With a Colorist

I think there’s three components to a pleasing image on film: lighting, movement, and color. As cinematographers, we focus mainly on the first of these on set, and then also take into account movement (or lack thereof) when setting up a shot. When you’re just starting out, it can be […]

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Why This is a Bad Idea

On Saturday evening I shot a product commercial on a white cyc, and the director had a very specific request: he wanted two cameras, side by side on a Dana dolly, on one tripod head. Somewhat similar to a side by side 3D rig, but he wanted to put different […]

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Review: Chinese Knock-Off EasyRig

Overview So, a couple of months ago I was gearing up to do two weeks of shooting on VH1’sΒ Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party followed by four weeks on the featureΒ Electric Love. All six weeks were going to involve a heavy amount of shoulder shooting, and I started researching rigs […]

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Review: Zacuto Gratical Eye

Overview Those of you who know me or follow me online know that I own quite a few Zacuto products. I own their amazing VCT baseplate and grip relocator for my Canon C300 MkII. To add to this, I recently purchased their Zacuto Gratical Eye EVF, which is probably the […]

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Testing the Elements

This is some dummy copy. You’re not really supposed to read this dummy copy, it is just a place holder for people who need some type to visualize what the actual copy might look like if it were real content. If you want to read, I might suggest a good […]

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