On the Road

Canon C100 Viewfinder Rant

Canon C100 Viewfinder Rant

My love/hate relationship with the Canon C100 may be coming to an end. The third-party viewfinder work-arounds for me to see what I’m shooting a... Read More »

Noisy Image Stabilizer

Noisy Image Stabilizer

Noise created by the image stabilizing motor on a camera lens is nothing new. I’ve encountered this issue before with DSLR cameras when the mic is too... Read More »

My Documentary Sound Kit

My Documentary Sound Kit

Over the past few years I’ve had the chance to use quite a bit of new location sound equipment – thanks manufacturers! This is what I’m us... Read More »

Going Wireless in Guatemala

Going Wireless in Guatemala

Ever thought of going wireless boom as a sound op who carries their own mixer? Something I’ve seen done for a while now is the wireless boom – u... Read More »

A tough field test for the Shure VP83F LensHopper

A tough field test for the Shure VP83F LensHopper

I’ve been looking forward to trying out the Shure VP83F LensHopper camera mounted recording mic since it was released at NAB this year. It’... Read More »

Easy Ambience

Easy Ambience

On my last shoot in Nicaragua I had to focus a little more then usual on ambience, and realized I had an easy solution in my bag. Here’s an easy... Read More »

Rule #14 – Know your Gear!

Rule #14 – Know your Gear!

When you get new gear there’s always a bit of a learning curve. Procedures that come naturally and effortlessly become a “how do I do that” and “why i... Read More »

Speak up, I’m maxed out!

Speak up, I’m maxed out!

During this shot in Guatemala I ran into a situation I deal with often, especially when interviewing children – low input levels because of soft... Read More »

It’s not always about Sound

It’s not always about Sound

You’d think after 15 years of shooting documentaries in hot countries I’d stop getting sun burnt on the first flippin’ day! But I’ve done it again, an... Read More »

What are you, new?

What are you, new?

That’s how I felt after getting my ass kicked up in the hills of Santa Monica with RF problems. I haven’t shot and used wireless systems in the states... Read More »

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