Two entry-level, versatile, compact, sound recording kits for your consideration


I'm often asked by my students what's a good sound recording starter kit that provides the most bang for the buck on a tight budget. In response to this question, I've assembled the following kits based on gear I've purchased and used myself. While I often prefer to use bulkier, higher-performance … [Read more...]

Olloclip expands iPhone field of view


The iPhone lens does not have a very wide angle of view. There are times I can't step back to frame the shot I want. There are other times I want to shoot close, but the iPhone does not have a macro capability. What to do? There's a wide variety of aftermarket lenses available for the iPhone 4/4S/5, … [Read more...]

iPhone camera support accessories

iPhone Rig

The iPhone can double as a small and versatile video camera. Given the small size and the fact you probably have it with you all of the time, this opens up a lot of creative options. Sometimes holding the phone in you hand is not enough to get the shot you want.  To this end, I've put together a … [Read more...]

Comparison of four professional LED lighting instruments under $1K

Blender Light

Over the past couple of years I've had a chance to use or take a close look at various LED lighting instruments available in the marketplace. Today you will find lots of inexpensive lights suitable for on-camera use available for anywhere from $50 to $500 from a variety of vendors. And while these … [Read more...]