Monster Headphones: iSport

Hey guys, I recently completed a TV spot for Monster Headphones that’s been airing on ESPN and I wanted to share some of the behind-the-scenes of the process. The concept was to showcase various features of Monster’s iSport line of headphones through athletes doing various training sessions like boxing, cross-fit, running, and etc. The production [...]

Slow Motion Video Booth with Sony FS700 + Metabones Speed Booster

Last night our friends at Zendesk asked us to do a photo booth for their “Ballrs” event. Not only did they ask us to do it in video but they also wanted it to be in super slow-mo! We’ve had plenty of experience in doing photo booths and slow-mo photography but never both at the [...]

Shape DSLR Video Cage – Kirk Neff Edition

Here’s a quick look at the Shape Kirk Neff Edition DSLR Video Cage. The Cage is lightweight and simple yet robust enough to handle mounting many of your popular accessories. The cage is ready to mount directly to a tripod and comes equipped with a set of 15mm Rails for your follow focus or matte [...]

First Tests from the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Took the little Pocket Camera out for a spin to test it’s ProRes abilities. So far i’m finding the camera can easily be cut along side with the larger more expensive systems. A small discreet system with this quality will surely receive plenty of use in my productions. The BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Cameras have been [...]

Equipment Used for Project – 1190 Mission: Trinity Place

I get a lot questions about what type of equipment I use for a typical Torres Studios video production so I figured I’d right a little blog about the video I recently produced for 1190 Mission: Trinity Place. 1190 Mission: Trinity Place is an apartment complex that was recently completed on San Francisco’s Market St. [...]

Edelkrone Modula MONITOR / EVF HOLDER Review

Unlike traditional magic friction arms, the Edelkrone Monitor / EVF Holder does not eventually spin loose when making adjustments to your Monitor or Electronic View Finder. Like other Edelkrone products, this product is built like a tank. You can find this product at http://Edelkrone.com or through many of their eBay resellers (found here). Edelkrone Monitor [...]

Portable Telescoping Aluminum Mini Video Jib / Mini Crane

Here’s a quick overview of a new affordable Portable Telescoping Mini Video Jib for DSLRs or or other small video cameras. This mini video crane is very lightweight and easy to setup. You may have to purchase additional weights if you plan to use it at full extension, but otherwise the product offers great value. [...]

Wooden Camera UVF EVF Universal Mount

EVFs (electronic view finders) are becoming more affordable and a standard feature with every professional video camera. EVFs allow the camera operator to adjust the eyepiece to a more ergonomic position regardless of where the camera is mounted. An EVF can be especially useful in bright outdoor shooting conditions. Popular affordable models are the Zacuto [...]

GiniRig Pro 1500 Hand Held Shoulder Rig Review

Here’s a quick look at the Gini Rigs Bridge Shoulder Rig (for Red, Arri, Blackmagic). Gini Rigs offers high quality affordable systems for both small consumer video cameras to high end professional camera systems. More Gini products can be found at their eBay Store (click here). Gini Rigs Video Camera Stabilizer Systems

Convergent Design Odyssey 7/7Q NAB2013 Product Information

Here is some additional information about the new Odyssey OLED Monitor + Recorders from the NAB 2013 Show. The monitors are already available for pre-orders following the links below. Convergent Design Odyssey7Q RAW Monitor & Recorder Convergent Design Odyssey7 RAW Monitor & Recorder

Delkin Fat Gecko Suction Mount

The Fat Gecko suction cup mount allows users to secure cameras to motorcycles, cars, trucks, airplanes, or any other smooth, flat, non porous surface. The blend of rugged design and ease of use makes Delkin’s Fat Gecko camera mount optimal for use in a multitude of situations. Fat Gecko’s suction cups are so strong they [...]

LockCircle Announces PrimeCircle Wireless Aperture EF Lenses

The Prime Circle XE System is a complete range of innovative prime lenses with electronic aperture and wireless control up to 300 ft, available in 10 different focals from 15mm to 135mm with a makro 50 and makro 100mm. The Prime Circle XE lenses are world class optics (Carl Zeiss) in a high-end shape and [...]

Redrock Micro Universal Video Matte Box Review

The Redrock Micro Universal Matte Box works with video cameras, 35mm lens adapters, and motion picture film cameras. The flattened shade is designed to work for wide angle lenses. With a Swing-away design, lens and filter changes are fast and simple. The Universal Matte Box has separate locking knobs for filter position and filter rotation [...]

Metabones Speed Booster Adapter Review – Sony FS700

The Metabones website (click here)Metabones Speed Booster adapter works to provide your Sony NEX system camera to with a full frame view. Similar to telephoto extenders that multiply the focal distance of a lens and often lose 1-2 stops of light through the conversion, the SpeedBooster works in reverse. This is possible due to the [...]

$2000 Off Instant Rebate on Canon C300

Currently there’s a $2,000.00 US Instant Rebate offered for the Canon C300. This is Canon’s top of the line EOS Cinema camera that offers great dynamic range and color reproduction right out of the camera without all the difficulties of working with large RAW files. A great camera to speed up your post process and [...]

Cinevate Durus Follow Focus

Here’s an overview of the Cinevate Durus Follow Focus system. The Durus follow focus is available for 15mm rails and 19mm rails. The build quality and finish of the product can easily be compared to systems twice it’s retail price.With no backlash, the Durus has a very smooth focus action and very precise. You can [...]

Wooden Camera BMC Kit for BlackMagic Design Cinema Camera

BlackMagic Design’s new Cinema Camera is truly an ergonomic nightmare, so the first upgrade on your list might be adding a basic handle. The Wooden Camera BMC Kit is a great solid starter set for the BlackMagic Design Cinema Camera. This includes a mini base to attach 15mm rails, a top handle, and nato rail [...]