Home » Blog (Page 2)

  • Side view of Tilta rig


    *** 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • The BOLT is my cup of tea.

    Switronix Torch LED BOLT Review

    Switronix Torch LED BOLT. 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • Canon Cinema C300 Night Shoot Collaboration

    Canon Cinema C300 Night Shoot Collaboration

    Any time someone asks me to be DP on a shoot with a Canon Cinema 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 performs […]

    Continue reading »

  • Helping Emma cry

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

    Boston video production work comes to Salem, MA for the 1st 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • Couple Enjoys Sunset

    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, […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • Hide and Seek From Her Favorite Chair

    Tribute to Ginger

    This is a tribute to our pet cat Ginger, who recently passed away. The thumbnail image above for the video was taken during early morning hours. It’s a memorable moment played out every day where Ginger would hide behind the back of her favorite chair and peek out at me. Whenever I came home she would run over to that chair and begin her hide and seek ritual. When we first saw Ginger at Northeast Animal Shelter seventeen years ago, […]

    Continue reading »

  • 50mm f1.4 Brew Bokeh

    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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • Healing Hands

    Natural Living Expo Promo

    I had the pleasure of shooting a promotional film for the Natural Living Expo presented by Spirit of Change magazine. It takes place in Sturbridge, MA. and it’s the largest Holistic event of its kind in New England. Shot on Canon 60D and Sony EX1 For more info please visit their website: Natural Living Expo You can also like them on facebook: Natural Living Expo on Facebook  

    Continue reading »