Category: Equipment

TOOLZ: Cinevate Mates a DSLR Dolly and a Handheld Rig and Name It “Trawly”

Posted by Anthony - February 21, 2012 - Cinematography, DSLR Cameras, Equipment trawly1

There’s another new tool coming out for the DSLR and cellphone cinema crowd – the all-new Trawly by Cinevate. The Trawly is a versatile compact dolly/handheld rig in one. It look’s like it could be a cool little portable tool to add some more production value to your arsenal. It’s a little pricey for my budget [...]

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2012 iPhone Cell Phone Cinema Tool Guide

Posted by Anthony - February 12, 2012 - Cameras, Cell Phone Cinema, Equipment iPhone/DSLR Table Dolly

It’s hard, but I do try to keep up with trends and developments in the world of indy film, especially on the tech side. However, one growing movement that I haven’t covered much in my blog or books is the world of cellphone cinema. It’s honestly something that I didn’t take as seriously, because I [...]

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A Sweet DIY Light Background FX for Under $20

Posted by Anthony - January 26, 2012 - Cinematography, Equipment, Lighting LightBoard1

Tim Cash of The Oregon Filmmaker put together this cool and funny little tutorial for a design to create your own quick and cheap “light board” using standard Christmas lights, which looks like it would make a pretty sweet background for interviews or music videos or any similar project where you are shooting with a [...]

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A New $50 Follow Focus for DSLR’s

Posted by Anthony - January 26, 2012 - Cameras, DSLR Cameras, Equipment $50FollowFocus2

Filmmaker Wiley Davis of Bozeman, Montana is my kind of guy – a plain-spoken, practical guerrilla problem-solver who wants to help his fellow filmmakers do things better and cheaper. One of the many accessories that can help you shoot better DSLR footage is a follow focus. However, a quick Google shopping search will reveal that [...]

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TOOLZ: Jawbone’s Jambox Speakers

Posted by Anthony - December 14, 2011 - Audio, Equipment jawbone-jambox-black-hand-lg

Man does not live by video alone…there’s also audio.  At the top of my Christmas wishlist this year is a wireless Jawbone Jambox speaker. We consume so much media on our TVs, smart phones and iPads from movies to games to apps and the displays are incredible, but the audio is usually acceptable at best.  [...]

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