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 […]

Why I Really Like FCPX
Why I Really Like FCPX

This past January, I wrote, shot, and edited a quick video review (for the Metabones SpeedBooster). I had been sick all weekend, but made it a goal to have the review done before midnight. The product was being released the next day, so I didn’t have a lot of time. I truly believe the only NLE […]

Buy the Right Asset Tag
Buy the Right Asset Tag

Asset tags are great for production gear, or organizing office gear. Between shipping out drives, going on shoots, or just generally keeping an inventory of what gear you own, it’s a really good idea to have these things. You can use the barcodes to scan, but that’s something I don’t think I’ll use for a […]

Metabones Speed Booster – An Unbelievable Adapter
Metabones Speed Booster - An Unbelievable Adapter

This is the new Metabones Speed Booster EF to E Mount adapter, and it’s mind blowing. You probably wouldn’t expect that from a lens adapter, but then again, you wouldn’t expect an adapter to give your lenses a 1-stop speed boost, a wider field of view, and a sharper image. Yep, you heard it right. […]

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 […]

REVIEW: Kata DB-455 DPS Camera Bag
REVIEW: Kata DB-455 DPS Camera Bag

After a few days of use, I can confidently say that the Kata DB-455 DPS camera bag lives up to my expectations. PROS I appreciate that Kata-yellow lining that I see in their products—something about it just seems more professional. Finding stuff in a bright-yellow-lined bag is a lot easier than one with a black or […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]