So far I’ve filmed all my podcasts alone. Just a man, an idea and his camera. This can be, of course, a real pain. No one to pay close attention to the camera and sound. I’ll be doing a post on my setup in the future, but thought I would share my camera setup with you.
I don’t always use rigs… But when I do, I find that I tend to want to alter the form factor several times during a shoot. This is, of course, impossible. Having to break out tools on set and tinker with rigs isn’t efficient or possible at all. But after playing with some gear, I think I have found a great solution. Using the Polaroid DSLR Rig and some other parts, I’ve made a small shoulder padded rig that can instantly break into 3 different configurations.
I love SmallHD… I’ve had their DP4 for a long time now and love it. While the DP4 is still a great monitor, SmallHD’s new AC7 OLED has taken the spot light in the SmallHD monitor lineup. Check out the AC7′s specs and if you get one in the next 2 days use the coupon code “SmallHD-Origin-Story” to save $50!
This is a longer video, but it is an incredible story of how SmallHD started. Love this documentary by Shane Hurlbut.
A lot of great stuff coming out of NAB this year. I just want to give a special Thank you to Matt Jeppsen and Kendal Miller from FreshDV for their killer coverage of NAB 2010. You can view all of their interviews and videos here. Be sure to also check out Cinema5D for NAB goodies, and DLSR News Shooter for more great coverage as well.
Here are just a few HDSLR picks from NAB 2010: