The Hatchback Production Kit


I recently conducted a workshop titled “The Hatchback Production Kit” at the Camera Company Pro Video Show in Dedham, Massachusetts. During the workshop I promised to post an inventory of the items I discussed in the workshop. I described the kit I’ve assembled for shooting formal interviews. I … [Read more...]

Canon HG20 camcorder provides stunning price/performance


Canon HG20I recently taught a class at MassArt, Documentary Video Boot Camp, and one of my students, Adam Weiss, used his new Canon VIXIA HG20 camcorder in the class. As a result of seeing the video Adam shot for his assignments, I think I have to say that the Canon HG20 AVCHD Hard Drive camcorder … [Read more...]

To P2 or not P2, that is the question…

Panasonic P2 Card

I discuss Panasonic's P2 technology and workflow in Part 2 of my article about the Panasonic AG-HVX200 camera that appears in the most recent issue of New England Film. As part of my research for the article I put together a music video shoot using P2 workflow and spoke with several filmmakers about … [Read more...]

First Look: Panasonic AG-HVX200 DVCPro HD Camcorder

I wrote a detailed report of my first experiences with the HVX200 camcorder titled "First Look: Panasonic AG-HVX200 DVCPro HD Camcorder, Part 1" (a more orderly and polished version of my previous posts on the camera) for NEFilm this month, check it out. Some notes from my experience with the camera … [Read more...]