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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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I’m a podcast junky. The frustrating thing about listening to the radio in the car is that, invariably, as soon as the program gets to something good that I really want to hear, I’ve gotten...

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Most news interns who shadow crews out in the field simply observe and shoot a stand-up or two. Their focus is entirely on reporting and writing. Some do learn the importance of editing. But none...

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Light Is My Friend

January 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

I generally find harsh sunlight to be the ugliest light of all, but this morning, for some reason, it was amazing. Perhaps because it was early and there was just enough humidity in the air...

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[Author’s Note: The quotes on this page are copied from two other articles on two different websites, both of with are accredited and the full articles can be read by clicking on the places marked.]...

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Jimmy Ennett – Australian Naked Filmmaker

December 20, 2011 | 1 Comments

A few months ago I was reviewing my Youtube account and saw a mile of comments left on my videos. A few of them were from a young filmmaker in Australia named Jimmy Ennett who...

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Every now and then in the business of TV news you get a chance to meet and do a story on someone who’s work you admire and who had been a part of something historic....

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Several weeks ago I received an e-mail from a friend and former co-worker at KCRA asking if I could help out a filmmaker friend of hers. Her friend had a short film and wanted to...

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I’m constantly following links to articles on the net and listening to podcasts in search of somebody or something new that grabs my interest. It’s rare and doesn’t come along that often. But when it...

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Salton Sea on KCRA-TV

May 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

This is our vacation home movie. Most people put some videos together, post them on Youtube or burn DVDs and mail them to family. I write up a script, edit my videos and have them...

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On The Road – Part Two, The Salton Sea

April 8, 2011 | 1 Comments

The Salton Sea is a photographer’s Disneyland. A desert lake. Barren, harsh and beautiful. Not so much natural as unnatural. Located thirty miles south of Indio, which is just next to Palm Springs, the Salton...

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The Good Cameras Behind Goodwill

February 27, 2011 | 1 Comments

KCRA Common Ground – Goodwill Stores Get A Facelift from Mike Carroll on Vimeo. Canon 7D in 1080 60p Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 lens JVC GY-HD100U camcorder in 720 HDV Adobe Premier CS5 FINDING THE STORY:...

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This is the second night I spent on the set of Anthony D’Juan’s one-man film Untitled. Footage shot on the Canon 7D using the Sigma 28mm f/1.8 for the interiors. Anthony wrote a detailed blog...

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Monterey Bay Aquarium – 7D Impressions

August 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

This past Tuesday Bonnie and I took our grandson Sam, who is from New York and is spending the summer with us, to the coast to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I have to tell you...

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Naked Contagion – It’s Spreading

August 13, 2010 | 1 Comments

Naked Filmmaking is spreading. I shot this footage a few days ago of filmmaker Anthony D’Juan directing and shooting a dialogue scene with actors Nancy Zoppi and David Scott for his short film Untitled. I...

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Naked News with the Canon 7D

August 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

A friend of mine, Rick Stevens, is involved in the Land Park community here in Sacramento. When the city started having financial woes one of the first items to be slashed were the city’s parks....

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Neighborhood July 4th Parade on a Canon 7D

July 5, 2010 | 5 Comments

I’ve had a Canon 7D from the first batch that came out. I’ve been shooting various footage and tests for the past several months, but this morning I tried it for documentary/news shooting by filming...

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Had the first Sacramento meet-up for filmmakers to get together for a little bit, show their cameras and gear, exchange tips and ideas, and just generally see who else is out there, what we are...

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