Your Guide for the NAB Show 2019

To say I am a fan of NAB is an understatement. The friends I’ve met and relationships built around this annual trade show mean a lot and it is the biggest reason I keep coming back. Beyond that there is so much gear. Tons and tons of gear. You won’t be interested in all of…

F&V Z1200VC CTD-Soft Review

There was a time when all lights available were more or less the same. You chose the output and either bought a Mole Richardson or Arri. If you had the money, you could get a daylight balanced HMI. Slowly, new brands emerged producing LED panels. At first, they were all bad. Sorry but it’s true….

Does The New Apple iPad Pro Replace My Laptop?

I’ve only had a tablet once in my life. It was the Nexus 7 and I got it for my commute on the DC Metro and when in my apartment (didn’t have a laptop at the time). I was hoping it would be more of a computer and do a bit more than my phone….

Shoes for Life Onset

I never thought I’d be so passionate about the shoes on my feet. At least not enough to blog about it. But when my day is a minimum of 10 hours, what I wear becomes extremely important. I constantly see questions on Facebook groups about the best shoes for onset, best shoes for operating, best…

Rigging Out My Red Gemini

When I first got into renting a Red and ultimately buying one, it was really hard to find out the best way to rig it out and build it for the work I was doing. My best bet was looking at the configurations I was renting and spending a ton of time looking at photos…

Meditation: What Is It and How Do I Do It?

You’ve most likely heard of meditation and even the health benefits of it. There’s a lot of information out there about the history, and purpose of it, but when I first started I had a hard time learning how to do it. I feel meditation is a powerful thing we can all do, especially in…

Setting Goals for 2019

How many of you have set goals for the new year and either forget about them or lose interest after about a month? If you’ve always followed through with your goals then no need to read on. Better yet, can you send me your tricks? If you’re like me, life often gets in the way,…

Finding Your Perfect Tripod

Buy once, cry once. We’ve all heard it before and sometimes we actually listen to that advice. It’s hard to pay a premium for everything you need and at times, you don’t need the best. When it comes to camera support, especially tripods, don’t skimp. It took me too long (and too much money) to…

Renting from LensProToGo

Production is stressful. There’s a lot going on beyond the work on camera that needs to get done. Locations, crew, talent, parking, food, LaCroix, and of course, all the gear. In a perfect world I have a full prep day at a rental house and go through each build I’d have on set. Unfortunately not…

More Security: Salaried Job or Freelance?

When I graduated college, it was all about getting a job with a growth opportunity, health benefits and PTO. A full time, salaried job was labeled safe and secure. Let me be blunt; this is a load of shit. Maybe not in every industry, but in ours I’ve found a full time job to be…

5 Exercises You Can Do in a Hotel Room

I got a lot of great responses to my health comments in the newsletter and was real excited to have Jason Van Sant do a write up on exercising while on the road. Hope you all enjoy it and thank again Jason!

5 Ways To Never Get Hired as a PA Again

It’s easy and hard to forget everything you need to do right to make a good (first) impression onset. Director Matthew Fridg puts his spin on this and takes us through some of the worst things a PA can do onset. Whether you’re still in school looking for an internship or been in the game…

Planning Your 2018 NAB Trip

Whenever I hear the word, or should I say letters, NAB, I smile. My mind immediately goes to hanging with some of the most passionate people I’ve ever met. Grabbing drinks outside the Vdara, eating dinner with a group of 20, the Kessler party and the wild and crazy showroom floor. I’ve lost count of…