Throughout the year I was able to venture out and shoot some of the sexiest rooftopping spots in Toronto with a couple of parkour people with nerves of steel. Is shot this whole video on the new Sony A7S, mostly in very dark conditions - I can't think of any other camera that would have allowed me to make this video. I was using high ISOs up to 10,000 at f/2.8 with no lighting available at any of the locations, and it really wouldn't have been possible on any other sensor - at least not without a ton of grain!
Finally finished this epic project! Shot/edited/vfxed by yours truly.
As you already know, the new Sony A7s is an absolute beast when it comes to shooting in low light.
The awesome ISO performance turns out to be incredibly handy for video, since where we're basically restricted to a 1/50th of a second shutter speed in order to obtain natural motion.
In my case, it's also turned out to be super-handy photography camera, particularly for night-time situations where you can't carry a tripod on you; or better yet, there's no floor to set a tripod on.
In my latest urban exploration sessions I was able to do a lot of handheld work that I just couldn't pull off with the ol' 5D Mark 3 without getting a very grainy image.
Here are a few shots from these sessions, along with some standard tripod shots, all on the A7S.
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Some professionals might tell you that micro 4/3 can't deliver the kind of quality needed to shoot professional work in the architectural or real estate field.
As a regular 5D Mark 3 user, I recently put the Panasonic GH4 to the test, coupled with panny's own 7-14mm lens to see what kind of results I could get on a real estate shoot. The flip-screen helped immensely when shooting from tight spaces, and the touch-shutter helped in getting zero motion blur.
Can it match the results you'd get from any full-frame flagship camera? You be the judge!
In my opinion it's a great little camera for interior photography.
What a great weekend! Had the honor of exploring the sky with two of my favorite photographers, Tom Ryaboi and Benjamin Von Wong, as well as fellow freerunners Mandy Lam, Stephen Ling & Nick K. There's nothing like being in the company of talented and forward-thinking people!
Just put together a new Martial Arts Tricking video with Jetmir Veseli of Montreal. Crazy talented guy, currently working in Toronto at Canada's Wonderland doing acrobatics in live shows.
A little tutorial I put together to show the power of Adobe Camera Raw's new video capability!This is a great tool for photographers & videographers to get the most out of their imagery.
Voting opens on March 10th!
Finally got around to finishing this edit! It's a sort of 2 minute silent film with some funny moments.
Shot on Canon 5D Mark 3 with RAW hack.
Got this shot at the end of a photoshoot at -20c. We were done shooting when I ran ahead of my girlfriend and took one last photo which ended up being the best shot of the day!
I talk to a lot of beginner filmmakers who just bought their first DSLR and just can't get that cinematic look that they were hoping for! The thing about DSLR's is that they don't make miracles in auto mode. You have to know the specific settings to obtain a cinematic look, and they're eas
Here's a little guide for the amateur filmmakers out there who need some advice on what to buy this holiday season, or earlier in the next year!
I've been making freerunning/tricking videos for 10 years now, but I never took the time to share my thoughts with fellow youtubers! So I put together this quick talk about the fundamentals of what makes a good tricking/freerunning video. Enjoy!
I bought the 5D Mark 3 almost for this function ALONE! The Magic Lantern custom firmware allows you to shoot in RAW format, opening the gates to true cinema quality footage. Here's a little test I did in a pretty top-secret location!