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KCRA Alpha K9 & Canon 7D Synch

February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

I am always on the lookout for a story that I can do as a one-person reporter-photographer. I get ideas from friends, something I see when I’m driving around, the Internet and news sites. This...

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For a while now we’ve all been hearing about the Black Magic Cinema Camera capable of shooting 2.5K RAW. Your typical local movie theater is now running mainstream Hollywood movies that are projected at 2K....

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So I had a week and a half of vacation. When it started out I had no plans. But I wanted to shoot something with the Canon 7D. I’ve had the camera since the 7D...

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In the second of what is going to be 3-Parts, here is the story that ran on KCRA-3′s Common Ground magazine show on Saturday, November 20, 2013. The story was shot during my week-and-a-half of...

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A month ago I had a week and a half off. Time to rest the mind and think about things other than news and filmmaking. So on the Monday morning at the beginning of the...

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KCRA Nello Olivo Vineyard Harvest

November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Several weeks ago I wrote a post about a wild day that started with me leaving the house at 6 AM to drive up to Cameron Park (some thirty miles or so outside of Sacramento on...

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I’m working on my new indie filmmaking book following up on Naked Filmmaking: How To Make A Feature-Length Film – Without A Crew – For $10,000 – $6,000 – Or Less. The first book dealt...

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This is a follow-up to an earlier post about the independent Sacramento-produced film Stolen Moments, which premiered in this year’s Sacramento Film & Music Festival. This story is twice as long as the news story...

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On September 18 it will have been 5 years since Canon introduced the 5D Mark II DSLR camera and started a filmmaking revolution. To commemorate this, there is a new ebook being released today. It...

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(Header photo by Jay Spooner. Thanks, Jay) Wednesday, September 11, 2013 — the whirlwind day of a whirlwind week. It’s not uncommon for a reporter to have two stories on in a day, although in...

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The 14th annual Sacramento Film & Music Festival gets underway at the Crest Theater. This is a a news story that I photographed, reported and edited for KCRA-3 TV News. A year and a half...

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More Adventures Using Canon 7D DSLR In TV News

August 15, 2013 | 3 Comments

A few days ago I posted about doing a test shoot with my Canon 7D and how the footage looked when aired on KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California, where I work as a TV news photographer...

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Our Greyhounds on KCRA TV

August 13, 2013 | 1 Comments

Okay, yes – this is a home movie. But it’s a home movie that was shot as a professional test. Hand held Canon 7D footage, shot in 1080 24p using a Canon 70-200mm F4 L-series...

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I love the Fourth of July and I love the independent spirit of the people of this country. A part of that independent spirit is reflected in the local neighborhood parades that take place in...

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I often find myself wondering what certain filmmakers would be doing if they were still with us today. For instance, if John Cassavetes—the original American independent and rebel—were still alive and healthy and enjoying his...

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A new documentary film called Pause Press Play has been out a little while on the Internet and I wanted to post it here and spread the word a bit more. Pause Press Play is...

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This is a TV news story that I shot, reported, wrote and edited that ran on KCRA-TV’s Common Ground on Saturday May 19, 2012. In daily news we live under very strong time constraints of...

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How Much HD Do We Need?

March 19, 2012 | 1 Comments

  Over the past few months, since the announcements of the new RED Epic and Scarlet and the Canon C300digital cinema cameras, and now with all the buzz about the 2K Digital Bolex, various people...

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