Posts Tagged ‘video’

As if the already in production “hack” was not already helping DSLR users, the team at Magic Lantern has released what they are calling their “professional” upgrade. I can say that I’ve been using it myself and I love it and I can also say that I’ve probably not used all the features and functionality that it can offer to its fullest but I’m doing more with it than most. A partner of mine especially loves the intervalometer feature so much he returned his amazon purchased intervalometer and got himself something else for the money. I love the feature of being able to listen to audio now, but I still prefer to have a independent audio recorded on a H4n or the likes whenever possible.

Here is the a link to their site and where you can download the latest rendition of the application.  Magic Lantern 

Also, with all the work they’ve done for us DSLR users, please please donate to their cause! It take a lot of time and effort and love for what they do to make our lives easier with the aid of their software.  I know I did!  For me, the aid of the sweet ISOs spots has been very useful, the intervalometer, which I’ve used for the time lapses and last but not least the histograms and ability to see the audio levels. A true labor of love is what I would call all their efforts and it continues to get better. You mus check out their new site as well!  So all you Canon users if you don’t know about Magic Lantern, here is your chance, somethings may excite you to try it and some things you may be like “eh, does nothing for me”.  In either case you know the option is there and you can choose your tools of mass film destruction!

Good Luck and Happy Shooting!

Although this post has nothing to do with my normal subject matter, I wanted to share an alliance we are cultivating. Founder of the Artist Shop, Francis Palacios is teaming up with New Day Home School Academy to bring the art of music, photography and video into a class like program for the youth. This is an exciting endeavor and we will keep you posted as things progress. To see more of what will be offered go to http://newdayhomeschool.com/ and click on the School News link and you will see under Upcoming Events what the program will be offering.

Thought I’d post a little more information on Erika Allen’s music video, produced and directed by Lyriqal Blyss of LB Productions and DP’d by your’s truly! This was such a fun project and I’m looking forward to more from the creative mind of LB.

Ok so I love checking out lenses from craigslist, especially if I can get a deal. Well just recently I acquired a Super Takumar 50mm Lens from a fellow photographer with the adapter for the canon and man I’m so glad I did! A friend of mine said it feels like a Bentley, so smooth, sturdy, all metal construction, heavy and of course ALL MANUAL!

I’ve never used an all manual lens before so it was interesting getting to know it. It has a great bokeh. I will post some pictures I took with it as well as video. It has a warm feel to it and is sharp! Might turn out to be one my favorite lenses to shoot with! Primes are truly the best! If you can get them, DO!

My Fig Rig

Posted: April 8, 2011 in Camera, DIY Stuff, Rigs
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Ok so I decided to post a picture of my fig rig in all it’s adorned glory…lol. Well ok not so adorned but it looks boss! Thanks again to CheesyCam for the rig idea!