Free and Easy Way to Import a Client’s Photo List
Free and Easy Way to Import a Client's Photo List

While I wouldn’t call myself a photographer, I tend to have a photography gig every now and then. When dealing with a client regarding photography, I use Zenfolio.com. It’s a (relatively) simple set up that allows me to share photos with a client so that they can choose which photos I’ll process and eventually hand over […]

Cinemagraph Pro: The Easy Cinemagraph Tool
Cinemagraph Pro: The Easy Cinemagraph Tool

As you can see above, I just rendered out my first Cinemagraph today! The application Cinemagraph Pro is now on sale for $15…a whopping 92.5% off from the usual $200! I had checked it out a couple of weeks ago, but thought the price was just way too high. For $15, I was definitely interested (maybe […]

Magic Lantern 5DMKIII Raw – 5 Tips + Samples
Magic Lantern 5DMKIII Raw - 5 Tips + Samples

First of all, I’ve been much more active on my Facebook page than my blog (some smaller posts don’t warrant writing a blog post over), so please visit and like the page: http://facebook.com/bryantnarocinematography So the big deal these days is the Magic Lantern raw hack. It’s been around since May. I decided to wait it […]

My FS100 Build
My FS100 Build

One great thing to come from modern camera technology is the versatility of their modular designs. Camera operators and cinematographers have an extensive set of tools to make their camera builds completely unique and effective for whatever the shoot requires (RED for high res, DSLRs for quick/small set ups, GoPros for crash cams, etc). No longer […]

Using Dropbox for Client Access
Using Dropbox for Client Access

I’ve briefly chatted about Dropbox before (and mentioned how to increase your storage size for free), but within the past few months I’ve found myself using the service more than ever. Dropbox is a file sharing site that simplifies the process of passing files around to clients (or friends and family). The first feature that […]

Production Notes: Wander My Friends
Production Notes: Wander My Friends

Tomorrow we will officially be half way through filming Wander My Friends, a feature indie comedy film based on three comic book creators. I’m the cinematographer, and I’ve learned quite a bit already about what has and has not been working in terms of camera gear. I chose to film on the Sony FS100 with […]

Current Happenings – July 2, 2012
Current Happenings – July 2, 2012

Today I filmed some quick person-on-the-street type shots for an upcoming Obama related video series. The plan was to match footage that was shot in New York City a couple of weeks ago (I couldn’t attend because of a location scout). I really haven’t shot much video on my 5DMK3, or really on any DSLR […]

Current Happenings – June 13, 2012
Current Happenings - June 13, 2012

So, a lot is going on right now. Location scouting for the feature I’ll be cinematographer on in July-August, Wander My Friends, went well last weekend. I’ve purchased some new gear for the shoot—the SmallHD DP4 monitor and Viewfinder, as well as the Redrock MicroMatteBox. Both pieces of gear (as well as the 4×5.6″ filters) […]

KUA Live Shoot Highlight Reel
KUA Live Shoot Highlight Reel

I don’t think I’ve had a day off from working for at least two weeks…anyway, this is what I shot yesterday. We did some interviews as well, but I’m really happy with how fantastic our props were. I love shooting lowlight scenes, and the FS100 really held up well (with a couple ƒ1.4 lenses, too). […]

Last Haul Trailer
Last Haul Trailer

The Trailer Here’s a trailer for Last Haul, a short sci-fi film I shot a while ago. My girlfriend and go-to editor Meagan Frappiea cut it together yesterday, and I did a quick color correction in DaVinci Resolve (lite). Adam Wilkins made the awesome title (I ran it through After Effects to give depth to the […]

Roger Deakins Forum
Roger Deakins Forum

I don’t know how it’s taken me this long to find out about it, but Roger Deakins has a forum online where he answers questions about his techniques used and other very helpful advice for aspiring filmmakers/cinematographers. Is it possible to love this guy anymore than I already do? I don’t think so.   Check […]

Interview with Geoff Ward
Interview with Geoff Ward

The interview with Geoff Ward that I shot last week (about Daisy Suckley) went pretty well. Ken Burns led the interview, and I somehow managed to light, run sound, and control two cameras all by my lonesome (I definitely wouldn’t recommend it). It was quick (about 30 minutes), but Geoff squeezed some great info into […]

Free 3GB Upgrade For Your Dropbox Account
Free 3GB Upgrade For Your Dropbox Account

The title sounds spammy, but trust me, it’s not. In a move to strike at Google’s GDrive news, Dropbox is giving anyone using their camera upload utility a free, permanent 500MB upgrade to an account. Then if you continue to upload using their utility, you can get up to 3GB of additional storage for free […]

About That Blackmagic Cinema Camera…
About That Blackmagic Cinema Camera...

NAB has come and gone, but there’s still so much to discuss. Without a doubt, the biggest surprise event was Blackmagic’s Cinema Camera. Obviously I haven’t been able to give this thing a test run, but I’ve had some time to digest all the information given about it, and the following is what I’ve concluded. I […]

Busy, But NAB is Here
Busy, But NAB is Here

Lots of excitement about some new releases at NAB (I’m looking at you, surprise Black Magic camera!). Unfortunately I’ve been too busy to write about them (well, fortunate for me). I’ll be blabbing about all the new gear soon, but as a quick update, I wanted to praise 5DtoRGB for making my FS100 look so good! […]

Pre-NAB 2012 Whirlwind of Announcements
Pre-NAB 2012 Whirlwind of Announcements

Before the big NAB exhibits begin (April 16th-19th), companies usually push press releases out for PR hype. They do it so effectively on us tech geeks, I sometimes wonder what the main event is for. Anyway, it’s obvious from today’s round-up of new releases that NAB is very nigh. Canon drops some 4K Bombs (and […]

Prolost: Canon 5DMK3 Picture Profiles
Prolost: Canon 5DMK3 Picture Profiles

Prolost: Canon 5DMK3 Picture Profiles—Great article about shooting video on the 5DMK3, and what profiles to use. Side by side photos (well…dissolve by dissolve) are really helpful. Stu Maschwitz is a real class act—he writes honestly and earnestly in his posts, and he knows so much about cameras and post-production visuals. He’s a co-founder of […]

Canon 5DMK3 Thoughts: Resolution
Canon 5DMK3 Thoughts: Resolution

I had to pause color correcting the seemingly endless amounts of photos I took at PAX East this year to make this post, because I’m just too excited to let it go. I’ve had my Canon 5DMK3 for about two weeks now, and the short story is, I absolutely love it. My plans are a […]

Kata DSLR+Laptop Bag on Sale
Kata DSLR+Laptop Bag on Sale

I definitely check dealmac.com way too much, but it finally paid off (well, yes and no—their motto “How to go broke saving money” is entirely too accurate). Today I found the holy grail: A product I’ve been looking for, one sale, with free shipping. This Kata bag is everything I’ve been looking for in a […]

Filemaker 12 Announced
Filemaker 12 Announced

FileMaker 12 was released today! What’s new? Well, not a whole lot. The previous update to version 11 included some huge new features relevant to usability (Quick Find, Snapshot links, Charts, and more). FileMaker Pro 11 is fantastic! So what could they add that’s new? After checking the press release, I think Filemaker, Inc. is […]

5DMK3 Support in Lightroom! And has been a while…
5DMK3 Support in Lightroom! And has been a while...

I’ve been pouting ever since I got my new camera that Lightroom 4 didn’t support it yet…well I feel dumb. They’ve had the update out for a week now! Much thanks to Christina Bernales for pointing this out. Can’t wait to finally go back to my non-convoluted workflow…Seriously, Canon’s software is a piece of junk—at […]

Canon Announces EOS 60Da for Astrophotography
Canon Announces EOS 60Da for Astrophotography

I love that Canon does this kind of thing (niche photography markets). They did a similar modification of current hardware a couple of years ago with the Canon 7D Studio version, and with the previous Astrophotography Canon, the 20Da (way back in 2005!). They’re including an AC-Adapter and RA-E3 Remote Controller Adapter (which is necessary for using […]

Sony Makes FS700 Official
Sony Makes FS700 Official

Sony has officially announced the FS700! At first review of the specs, it seems like an interesting camera. My bias is obviously that I own the FS100 (purchased about 4 months ago), which I absolutely love. The chance for higher over cranking ability is really great, but as an FS100 user I can tell you […]

Metabones EF to EMount Adapter for the FS100
Metabones EF to EMount Adapter for the FS100

Here’s a quick review of the Metabones EOS to E Mount adapter for NEX cameras—specifically the FS100. The first thing I noticed was how solid and substantial it felt. You can see the connectors that interface with each electronic mount, there’s some sort of I/O for firmware use, and a depth of field preview button. […]