Friday, September 23, 2011

New Skate Filming Rig

                                     The "Backpack" holds weights or the battery for  my monitor.
So a while back I made a handle/rig for my gripped t2i, but after using it for a while I found that it was a bit too cumbersome, heavy and a pain to take apart. So I started looking into other handle systems like the x-grp and cam caddie cause I see a lot of other skate filmers using them, but in the end I just couldn't bring myself to spend money on something that I can make myself. So I took the grip off my t2i and designed a new handle that feels and works perfect for filming skateboarding. I've used an Eazy Handle before and although this does not feel quite as good it sure is close enough for me.

Monday, August 22, 2011


So one downfall of using Dslr's (The T2i especially) is that when you film on hot days, after a while you'll get a little symbol on your lcd that looks like a red thermometer, that means your camera is over heating. The remedy I have found that works best is taking the batteries out and letting it cool off in the shade, usually your ok to continue filming within 10-15 minutes.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Acquired a Shotgun

About a month ago I bought myself an Azden SMX-10 shotgun mic, it seems that in the filmmaking community  this mic is the cheaper alternative to the Rode video mic. So far after some audio tests and using it in a couple interviews, in my opinion its a good run and gun microphone, without magic lantern and disabling the automatic gain it gives you audio that's just slightly better than the onboard mic. I will be getting the Sescom AGC cable soon so I can get some clean audio out of it and will probably do a test video.
(notice the deadcat? That's my DIY version made out of a teddy bear)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Gear

I recently purchased the Sigma 18-50 f2.8-4.5.  I bought this lens instead of purchasing the t2i with a kit lens cause I knew I was gonna end up selling it any way, so instead I opted for this sigma cause its a faster lens and has much better build quality than the Canon 18-55.( I know cause my sister has one) I've had this lens for about a month now and I love it! It has an optical stabilizer (which helps a lot for handheld shots) and one of my favorite things about it is when you zoom or pull focus the length of the lens doesn't change, its all internal which is great.

The best thing about this lens is that I only paid 165$ on ebay, they usually run for about 200$ but I would say its worth every penny.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I Got a Blog!

Hi, welcome to my Blog! I figure my first post should lead you to my Youtube Channels is my main Channel where i post skateboarding videos and is short films,Tutorials,music videos etc. I'm going to try and post here regularly with video tips and gear reviews.