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Down and Dirty With the Sony F65

One of the first 35mm digital motion picture cameras produced was Sony’s F35, introduced in 2008. It recorded to HDCAM SR tapes and cost over $200k. It was known both for its considerable size and byzantine menu system. Though it … Continue reading

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PL Mount Pinhole Lens

Here’s a look at a PL mount pinhole lens I’m working on. The last version was intended for DSLR cameras, but now that the ARRI Alexa is capable of 3200 ISO, the RED Epic can hit 12,800 ISO, and Canon’s … Continue reading

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One-Man-Band ARRIRaw

Last weekend I had the rare opportunity of spending six hours alone with an ARRI Alexa Plus, a Codex onboard recorder, and a set of ARRI/Zeiss Master Primes. As astronomically out-of-reach as such a package might be for the individual … Continue reading

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Refurbishing a Bardwell & McAlister Lamp (Part 2)

When I left off in my last post, I had dismantled and cleaned the entire Bardwell & McAlister 2k fresnel light. Covered in sand and rust, the housing required a lot of careful work. The wiring was in worse shape, … Continue reading

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“Hazard” Premiere

For those in the New York City area, “Hazard” will be premiering at the Big Apple Film Festival on November 4th at Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick St). It will play in the 7:30-9:30pm block of short films.

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Refurbishing a Bardwell & McAlister Lamp (Part 1)

Film gear is famously expensive and one of the great democratizing forces for this generation of independent filmmakers is eBay. Virtually anything found on a movie set can be purchased in the myriad auctions posted everyday. The caveat of that … Continue reading

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Back From The Break

It’s been quiet these past couple of months. I’ve been taking a break to see “Hazard” out the door and take in some normal, everyday life. Below are some photos from my recent vacation far from New York City, in … Continue reading

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More Pinhole Lens Footage

I have uploaded another collection of clips captured with my prototype variable-aperture pinhole lens on a Nikon D7000. While the last group of clips was intended as a proof-of-concept, this footage is meant to demonstrate the resolution and overall clarity … Continue reading

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“Hazard” Completes Post-Production

“Hazard”, the short film produced by director Nick Perlman and myself, has finally completed post-production. For those who contributed to the Kickstarter campaign, DVDs and original artwork are being produced and should be delivered in the coming month. Everyone else … Continue reading

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Concert Shoot at Webster Hall

I got the opportunity on Saturday to shoot at one of SoHo’s quintessential music venues, Webster Hall. Dating back to the late nineteenth century, Webster Hall is alleged to be one of the oldest night clubs in New York City. … Continue reading

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