The Hatchback Production Kit

hatchbackcamera

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...]

Sound for documentary, Part 1: Eight fundamental concepts

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Between widespread access to affordable camcorders and the rising ubiquity of mobile phones with good video cameras, along with the ascendancy of YouTube as a major media diffusion platform, it’s never been easier to produce and share documentary videos. Across the board, however, sound is the … [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...]

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...]