The New Golden Age of Miniaturization May 3rd 2019 - 09:00 AM

Two years ago, I put a complete iPhone video production package into a single shoulder bag. This week, I eliminated the shoulder bag, creating an even better 4K shooting package that is virtually weightless. We are indeed in a new golden age of miniaturization.

Can Your iPhone Replace a $20,000 Camcorder? January 29th 2019 - 12:01 PM

With the introduction of Apple’s iPhone XR and XS models, the mobile do-everything wünderdevice is again drawing attention as a viable alternative, in some applications, to a traditional broadcast camera. In feature films, iPhone aficionados can already look to Steven Soderbergh 2018’s UNSANE, starring Claire Foy, for confirmation, whic…

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LEDs Change Production Lighting June 21st 2019 - 08:00 AM

LED lights have fundamentally changed the art of light and shadow. Long gone are the days of heavy, hot lights connected with thick cables and noisy generators. Today’s LED lights are compact, battery-operated and cool enough to be easily handled by a single person.

How Video Shooting Styles Are Changing June 13th 2019 - 01:50 PM

Since portable video became widespread in the mid-1970s, most videographers shot handheld. Video cameras were heavy — but well balanced — and most professional shooters learned to hold the camera very steady. Now, most cameras are much lighter — often too light for handheld shooting — and gimbals, sliders, motion controllers and stabilizers have fi…