What Do You Do When the Lights Go Out?

What do you think of when you hear the word “Preparedness?” It’s a subject that gets an increasing amount of attention. Popular entertainment has glamorized radical climate change, technology gone wild, and other "disaster" scenarios. While Hollywood has entertained us with these, the reality is that we are much more likely to have to deal with something more simple and common.

Flashlights You Never Knew You Wanted

The ubiquitous flashlight is such a part of the modern world that few give it much thought. Except for select professions such as law enforcement, the military, or certain trades, most people only think about flashlights when a storm is coming and they realize that the batteries are dead. That there are so many configurations, switches, and uses, makes this common tool an excellent gift choice.

Which Tools Do You Need to be a Film Grip?

As a grip, it’s your job to handle the lighting and rigging on the set. You’ll set up, take down, move and adjust dollies and cranes and will also be responsible for the non-electrical side of modifying the lighting. 

Basic Equipment for New Filmmaking Students

Your first day of film school is right around the corner and maybe you’re already thinking about what kind of gear you’ll need to make the most of it.  Sure, you’ll most likely get access to a lot of great equipment through your film school, but what if you want to practice framing a shot, lighting an interview subject, or capturing sound on your own? 

Shining a Light on the Fenix Flashlight Brand

Crafted with military-grade specs, Fenix flashlights are industry leaders when it comes to LED illumination. One of their slogans is, “Fenix flashlight, sunshine in your pocket.” I’ve sampled several models and this is definitely true. 

Turn Night into Day, the SureFire Way

SureFire flashlights are among the best in the world, but they’re not for everyone. One reason is that they’re relatively expensive for flashlights. That’s because they’re built to last, in the United States, and they’re backed by a lifetime warranty.

Tips and Solutions for Travel Photography

Traveling and photography go hand in hand; the desire to record the places you’ve visited and show them to others is an endless fascination that never gets old. The main problem with travel photography is that it’s impractical, if not impossible, to bring all your gear with you, especially if air travel is involved.

Beyond Hearts & Flowers for Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

You can always go with roses, assorted chocolates and a greeting card, but a bit of imagination can’t hurt when it comes to making Valentine’s Day memorable. Here are a bunch of gift-giving ideas for her, for him and for the kids.

Inexpensive yet Invaluable Audio Accessories

There’s a certain allure to turning a big knob on a high-end piece of audio gear, but sometimes the most useful tools are the inexpensive doodads. There’s an army of budget-friendly accessories that play a major role both in the studio and on set. 

Pocket-Sized Solar Panel from Goal Zero

Snatch the Guide 10 Adventure Kit from your jacket pocket, unfurl the solar panels, and you’re ready to charge the four included AA batteries or optional AAA batteries. This new arrival from Goal Zero, a manufacturer of portable solar-power products, frees you from reliance on an available electrical outlet and leaves no carbon footprint.


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