• PARIS “Joie de vivre”

    Parisians are very proud of their culture. It can be observed everywhere you turn in their magnificent city. In a cafe, bakery, and in the architecture, even the street musicians. “Joie de vivre” or joy of life as they say. And that’s what I say too after documenting my trip to lovely Paris! One of the things I really enjoyed was observing how Parisians live and savor everyday moments. At sunset they sit along the banks of the Seine river […]

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  • Urban Coastal Sustainability Initiative at NU Marine Science Center

    Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center is situated on the rocky coastline of Nahant, Massachusetts, making it the ideal location for students and faculty members to conduct marine research on these coastal habitats and to spearhead Northeastern’s Urban Coastal Sustainability initiative. Although this was a fun shoot and the views were breathtaking, it was also a dangerous setup because we had to move our equipment to the edge of a cliff so we could line up the Boston skyline behind one […]

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  • CIRCLE OF TAPAWINGO

    Circle of Tapawingo takes a look at how a bereavement camp in Maine helps heal the pain of young girls grieving the loss of a parent. Produced/edited by Rick Macomber, co-produced Julie Geer and beautifully shot by Chris Loughran, this story will pull at your heartstrings.

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  • HOW WE MADE THE ATC MUSIC VIDEO “READY OR NOT”

    Here’s the latest Air Traffic Controller music video from their NORDO album titled “Ready or Not,” written by singer/songwriter Dave Munro. We shot the entire story with the Canon C300, both the narrative and the performance segments, using Kessler Cranes, Kessler Pocket Dolly, Kessler Stealth slider, Tilta rig, ikan D7w monitor and a Glidecam HD 4000 with the forearm support brace. What I love about the Canon C300 EOS Cinema Camera is how it can be rigged up for handheld […]

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  • A WALK IN THE PARK

    While in NYC just a day before Sandy landed in lower Manhattan I took a stroll through Washington Square Park in the village with no intent on shooting a frame of video. But after listening to the Baby Soda jazz band in the square, I switched over to movie mode and produced this short film for them on a whim. Kick back and take a look at a slice of life in Greenwich Village. Shot with a Canon 60D handheld […]

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  • Canon Cinema C300 Night Shoot Collaboration

    Any time someone asks me to be DP on a shoot with a Canon Cinema EOS C300 I pretty much drop everything and acquiesce. Especially if that someone is my pal Paul Antico of Anticipate Media, who just happens to own one. Paul and I had been discussing doing another collaboration with his C300 after working together recently on the first Boston  Under 3 Minute Film Challenge. We also wanted to shoot something that would showcase how beautifully the C300 […]

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  • The Willows

    Salem, Massachusetts is one of those coastal towns on the north shore of Boston that has lots of character. I’ve shot many films in Salem since moving here. It’s an historical and colorful place with the tales of the Salem witches and the Mardi Gras atmosphere of Halloween (see my short: Halloween Carnival vimeo.com/16388984) But when all the tourists have left and summer arrives, locals flock to The Willows, a honky tonk picnic area with beautiful aging willow trees, arcades, […]

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  • Life in Singapore

      For me… traveling to Singapore has become like slipping into my favorite pair of shoes. Comfortable. It’s become my favorite city to visit – metropolitan, diverse people, great food and they speak English. I’ve also grown somewhat accustomed to the long trip – almost 24 hours to get there. From New York it’s about 14 hours to Tokyo. Then another 7 hours to Singapore. Not that I’m advocating drugs… but self medication is a must to help pass the […]

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  • The Making of One Day in Boston – Project Right

    The Making of One Day in Boston – Project Right

    THE MAKING OF ONE DAY IN BOSTON – PROJECT RIGHT One Day in Boston is one of those passion projects I try to do every year. It can be fun and challenging to dig up a good story to shoot all in one day that’s both emotionally charged and interesting to watch. I’ve been participating in this project since it began in 2010 when it was called One Day on Earth 10-10-10. It’s still part of One Day on Earth, […]

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  • Boston Stock Footage

    BOSTON STOCK FOOTAGE

    Macomber Productions is constantly updating our stock footage of every location we visit. Here’s some HD Boston stock footage. If there is any stock footage you are searching for, please inquire with us to see if we have what you need. If we don’t have it, we’ll shoot it!  

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  • 2014 MACOMBER PRODUCTIONS DEMO REEL

    2014 MACOMBER PRODUCTIONS DEMO REEL

    Here’s our Macomber Productions demo reel for 2014. I was Director of Photography on these films. I was also the director on some of these clips as well. Please visit our CINEMATOGRAPHY page here

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  • Something in the basement.

    BOSTON 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT

    MALLAS, MA I was very fortunate to be asked to join the team “Fix It In Post” as Director of Photography for this fantastic first time experience collaborating on the 2013 Boston 48 Hour Film Project. Our film is about two bumbling con artists who try to pull one over on a small, superstitious town by posing as paranormal investigators. A fun, collaborative short an Audience Choice Award winner at the 2013 Boston 48 Hour Film Project: 48hourfilm.com/en/boston/ Thank you […]

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  • Side view of Tilta rig

    TEAM TILTA CAMERA RIG REVIEW

    *** NEW INFO: I have been contacted by many of you about purchasing Tilta gear. I just got back from NAB Show 2013 and we spoke to Tilta about the problems contacting the US distributor. Team Tilta is no longer the US distributor for these rigs. The new US distributor is Ikan. Here’s their website: ikancorp.com/productfamily.php?id=199 A Chinese company named Team Tilta has designed a new camera rig system that looks like something out of a Terminator film. On par […]

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  • The BOLT is my cup of tea.

    Switronix Torch LED BOLT Review

    This is the newest member of the Switronix Torch LED family. It’s called the BOLT. It’s 1/6th the size of a 12 inch LED Panel and it’s 2 times as bright. No kidding. It has two dimmers – one for the 32K set of LEDS and one for the 56K LEDS. You can control them separately or blend both the tungsten and daylight LEDs together to deliver a very bright light with a color temperature of around 41K. The BOLT […]

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  • Helping Emma cry

    “Anniversary Day” 1st Boston 3 Minute Short Film Challenge

    Emma and Dan Talbot are celebrating their wedding anniversary. But sometimes love in the suburbs can get a bit messy. Below is one of my shots I borrowed from my favorite film Pulp Fiction. You can hear subtle references to Tarantino’s work in some of the dialogue I wrote for this script. So here it is. The first “Under 3 Minute Film Challenge” sponsored by Anticipate Media and Macomber Productions. For this challenge each cinematographer, using a pen as a […]

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  • Fifties on Pool Table from Hustle

    Demo Reel 2012 from Macomber Productions

    This is my new reel from Macomber Productions. Some of this work was shot for clients. Some just for my own personal projects. I used a Canon 60D for most of the gigs. The exception was a really fun collaboration shoot I did with the Boston Creative Pro User Group with a Canon C300 for the short film called “HUSTLE.” The shots I used in my demo were some of the ones in which I was the DP. You can […]

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  • Baylee does The Hustle

    How a BOSCPUG Canon C300 test film became “HUSTLE”

    It all began innocently enough as a 3 hour test shoot using Canon’s new Cinema EOS C300 digital cinema camera. Boston Creative Pro User Group (BOSCPUG) Founder/Producer and buddy Dan Berube received a C300 loaner on short notice from Canon to carry with him so he could have it on hand at the San Francisco SuperMeet which Dan produces. Realizing the opportunity, Dan dialed up Boston based cinematographers Chris Loughran, Ben Eckstein and myself to see if we were interested […]

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  • Chillin'

    Little India Tekka Wet Market

    Back in Singapore again. I’ve pretty much seen most of this tiny island by now, even if it keeps evolving each time I come back. The Chinese are pumping money into the economy and the current commercial construction here would make your head spin. One of my facebook friends said it best when viewing a photo of Marina Bay Center I posted: “What planet are you visiting?” Since I’ve already done all the tourist locations, I wanted to make a […]

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