July 9, 2019

Last month we released part 1 of this blog post where I went over a few points regarding the trials and tribulations of having to shoot a video without the support of a camera crew (read it here). I mentioned a few lessons I learned along the way since one-man-band vid...

June 10, 2019

Video professionals don’t always have the luxury of an entire camera crew on set where each person can focus on their specific tasks (sound recordist for audio, camera operator behind the camera, DP to light the scene, production manager to coordinate the shoot, direct...

May 21, 2019

Our video production team’s main go-to cameras here in Austria are a couple of Canon C100 Mark II’s. We’ve reported in the past already how our video crew uses this camera as its main work horse for video shoots, and until now it hasn’t let us down and always delivers...

January 3, 2019

Our camera team films talks and presentations on a weekly basis, most of them being in “crowded” smaller venues (like in co-working spaces) with bad lighting and a data projector behind the speaker. Basically a recipe for disaster for the camera operator when it comes...

December 4, 2018

If you’ve ever had to load the Rock-N-Roller camera cart, you know that loading longer, skinnier objects is rather tricky since they have to be strategically placed in between the handles/bars in order for them not to slip. Even then, they have the tendency to “slide”...

November 7, 2018

When is the right time to invest in a cart for all of your film and video gear? (if there is such a time actually). For our video production company here in Austria it was basically once it got to a point where a two-person video crew (camera operator and a sound recor...

March 6, 2018

Whether you’re a full time camera operator or an all-round videographer, there’s one thing you can be sure of: No matter your video production needs or type of video material you create, owning a good set of sticks is an essential part of any filmmaker’s arsenal. Simil...

February 12, 2018

When it comes to the most essential pieces of gear that videographers and filmmakers should have in their arsenal, an external monitor doesn’t quite make the cut (in my opinion). In other words a camera operator can in theory shoot without one if necessary, though not...

January 15, 2018

Whether or not you should invest your hard earned cash in a teleprompter (autocue) system obviously depends on your video production needs, your clients, and what type of videos you’re producing (commercial, interviews, corporate, documentaries etc.).  It’s not the mos...

November 6, 2017

If you’re thinking about dipping your toe in this video and film production world: Cool! There’s never been a better time to do so. Cameras are relatively cheap, there’s a ton of free information out there, and showcasing your work to the entire world is just one click...

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