J. Carlos Perez

3 months ago
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? After all, it’s your passion and inspiration...
3 years ago

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. 

3 years ago

Inspired by the artistic and scientific balance of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, Giottos VGR tripods offer the kind of proportion and support you would expect from a tripod designed according to the Golden Ratio.

3 years ago

If you’re shooting photos or HD video with a Canon DSLR, the Okii FC1 USB Focus Controller might become one of your most indispensible tools. It works with Canon’s USB protocol and lets you conveniently pull focus from one object to another without losing your preset focal points.

3 years ago

Within the last couple years, top camera manufacturers like Sony, JVC and Panasonic have introduced consumer-friendly 3D camcorders that built on the advances already achieved in consumer-based compact HD camcorders. 

3 years ago

As content has increasingly shifted to multiple screens, from TVs to computers to tablets and mobile devices, consumers have grown accustomed to watching video when they want it and how they want it.  

3 years ago

DSI NewsShark systems are portable transmission devices that attach easily to ENG (Electronic News Gathering) cameras and use the H.264 (MPEG4 AVC) video compression and ACC audio coding. Available in a combination of Wi-Fi and cellular transmission combinations, there is certain to be a DSI NewsShark that works ideally in your area.

3 years ago

The AJA Ki Pro family of tapeless recorders is built around four different models designed to optimize workflow, making it possible to record analog or digital footage from any device and have it ready to edit without the need for conversion or transcoding.

3 years ago

Sachtler imbues its Ace Fluid Head Tripods with the same level of expertise found in its broadcast-quality FSB system heads. The Ace Fluid Head, 2-Stage Aluminum tripods were designed specifically to offer prosumers, independent filmmakers, advanced film students and experienced professionals the option of a lightweight, easy-to-use tripod for less than $1,000.

3 years ago

Since introducing its Ultimate Ball Head in 2001, Acratech has continued to design innovative new ball heads that are lightweight, sturdy and ideal for hiking and travel. 

3 years ago

You’ve got a lot of options these days when it comes to shooting video. You can shoot video with a multimedia phone, or you can opt for the convenience and decent image quality of a shoot-and-share camera like the Flip, or you can even shoot video with your digital camera. All of these options are great when you just want to capture a moment and maybe post it quickly to YouTube, but when you want more quality and a few more bells and whistles, your best option is still a handy, compact camcorder. 

4 years ago

Sony’s new NEX-FS100UK (B&H kit) will give videographers plenty to think about when it comes to choosing their next video or still camera. Is it better to shoot video with a DSLR that takes stunning stills? Or would it be worth upgrading to a DSLR video camera that can capture beautiful stills as well? 

4 years ago

Sony has been delighting video professionals with their XDCAMs since 2004.They introduced their first high-speed memory XDCAM EX in 2007, and went on to set high standards in broadcast quality with their PDW-700 and PMW-320 models.