FiLMiC Pro transforms iPhone into sweet and respectable video camera

FP-viewfinder

The iPhone is capable of producing surprising good video and as a result, quite a few documentary makers are using their iPhones as their go-to B camera and in some cases even as their primary camera. In order to get the best video possible from the iPhone you'll need to get (if you're not already … [Read more...]

MassArt’s Summer Film School, 2010

Summer is upon us and I would like to remind you there is still time to register for most of the Summer Film School classes at MassArt. If you don't live in the Boston area, MassArt is offering an affordable residential option in the dorms! Check out the course descriptions below. For more … [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...]

Quick and dirty Kodak Zi9 camera test

Kodak Zi6

Steve Garfield purchased the cute little (OK, not so little, it's larger than many competitors) Kodak Zi9 camera recently and brought it to the Boston Media Makers meeting. And while this $179 camera is not going to enter my short-list of favorite documentary cameras (on the list are Panasonic's … [Read more...]

Sony PMW-EX1 Camcorder (BOSFCPUG Presentation)

The Sony PMW-EX1 XDCAM EX camcorder represents an important milestone in the evolution of digital video camera design. This is the first all-in-one camcorder to provide videographers with the productivity of solid-state memory card recording, the quality of three true high-definition 1/2-inch CMOS … [Read more...]