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Speed vs Features for Back to School PC Shopping

Speed vs Features for Back to School PC Shopping

As the new fall school year fast approaches, many students have been asking me about  which laptops within their price range would be great for post-production and film-making.  There seems to be some confusion about weather it is better to get a faster laptop or more...
Tips for shooting in the Midday Sun

Tips for shooting in the Midday Sun

Shooting films in midday is not really a great idea. The harsh sunlight often blows subjects out or leaves your entire image looks flat, and uninteresting. However, often due to time constrains we have to shoot in midday sunlight, and here are some tips I have used to...
Canon 50mm Lens Comparison

Canon 50mm Lens Comparison

This previous week I was happy to be out shooting with a local photographer Jason Thomson. We set out to see the differences in shooting stills with the Canon 5D and the Canon 7D. We also wanted to see if the small sensor in the Canon 7D could over come the 5D’s...
Beat The Heat With Some Cool Films

Beat The Heat With Some Cool Films

It’s a heat alert in the city of Toronto, that means many of us will spending a great deal of time shooting indoors or even sitting in our nice AC edit suites. scheduling is important based on weather. For instance I will be heavy into post production this Thursday,...
Cool New Gear Letus Hawk

Cool New Gear Letus Hawk

Summer is in full swing, and what better way to stay cool, then to play with new gear.  I recently received a new Carbon Fiber Letus Hawk from Letus Direct. For those of you unfamiliar with what this is  or actually does… It is a view finder for dslrs such as...
Intel Quick Sync and iPhone 4

Intel Quick Sync and iPhone 4

Shooting with the latest and greatest gear is always fun. Selecting lens, bodies,  filters, batteries, and tripods  for a day shoot is fantastic. However there are times when lugging all that gear is really not necessary. this can happen at family events, vacations,...
Apple FCPX Review Part 1

Apple FCPX Review Part 1

By now I am sure everyone has heard all the bad press, negative reviews and blogs on FCPX. I am sure you know what is missing out of FCPX, if you don’t then clearly you are extremely busy and did not even know FCPX was released, therefore kudos to you. Before I begin...
Catching Bollywood Stars at IIFA

Catching Bollywood Stars at IIFA

The IIFA ( International Indian Film Academy) awards show has landed in Toronto.  The weekend is filled with events celebrating the festival.  Bollywood’s biggest names have all arrived to celebrate and participate in the prestigious awards show. In case you are...
Video Outputs

Video Outputs

Today’s in the world of mixed formats, there are various different sizes and frame rates to choose from to output. These can be anything from 4K, 2K 1080P, 1080i, 720p 480i and 480p, not to mention there is also NTSC and PAL.  This does not even include the...
Samsung Series 9 Laptop Review with Intel Widi

Samsung Series 9 Laptop Review with Intel Widi

Samsung is renowned for creating some of the best technology in the world. Their LCD displays can been seen in homes across the world. Samsung launched at CES 2011, a 13-inch Samsung Series 9 laptop that with a gorgeous the duralumin casing. Powering this small laptop...