08 Jan 2015

Wireless Directors Monitor Review! Nyrius, Small HD, P&C, Nanuk

  I have wanted a wireless director’s monitor for some time now. When your cameraman sets up his/her shots, you see glimpses of the framing he does, but those looks are quick and the screen is tiny, typically 3 inches or so. Setting up a video village with a larger screen for the director is awesome, and doing it wirelessly lets you lose the dangerous cables lying around.   I’ve been stalking the Paralinx and Radeon systems and as I […]

22 Nov 2014

exFAT vs NTFS – 1TB External Drive Re-Format: Speed and Allocation Unit Size

Warning! Technical stuff ahead!  We use a lot of external drives for media work and storage.  We’re constantly handing projects off to different people to work on different parts and that means these projects need to be mobile.  It also means that they need to work on both PC’s and Mac’s.  To do this, we reformat all our drives to exFAT which allows us to read and write to the drives using either a PC or a Mac.  Very handy. […]

17 Nov 2014

Sun Surveyor – This Thing Rocks!

Holy Moly does the sun speed by.  On set, chasing the light is a constant battle and if you’ve been on location and had to deal with buildings or a nearby mountain, you know how frustrating the local sunrise/sunset report can be. I live next to a large mountain range and this is a constant problem for me.  I’ve lost the light on several occasions because I planned the day by what a website says instead of putting actual eyeballs […]

29 Oct 2014

Price Mistake? Western Digital 2 TB External Hard Drive ONLY $25!

Not sure if Adorama is going to honor this, but they’re selling 1TB and 2 TB drives for only $25 on Amazon!  Only certain colors are affected, but if they do honor them, this is the cheapest I’ve ever seen these things.  – Adam 🙂  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EAS8KSW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 UPDATE: Crazy sale!  Within an hour it’s done.  I ended up buying a bunch, now I have to wait and see if they are honored by Adorama.  Fingers cross! 🙂   UPDATE II: Nope! […]

12 Oct 2014

Varaluz – Lightly Twisted

  Lights, camera, Party Time!  Varaluz is an awesome custom lighting company here in Las Vegas that hired us to produce this cool commercial.  Their goal was to make a splash, something that would highlight there brand but not be the same boring stuff they’ve seen other lighting companies do.  We came up with several ideas, but this concept won out, the lights having a party when the owner leaves, ala the Bellagio fountains.  What was great about this was […]

26 Sep 2014

Fun Month: Samsung, Arri Amira and the Undateables!

I’ve had a great time this last month working on several projects, including a few that weren’t my own. Las Vegas hosts other production companies from time to time and this last month I’ve had the pleasure of being hired on as a “Fixer” for a Samsung commercial and an episode of Channel 4‘s show “The Undateables.” A fixer is a local producer that helps with all the stuff that an out of town company is going to need while […]

09 Sep 2014

Amazon Studios Storybuilder is Freaking Awesome!

I try writing from time to time, but I have always wanted an easier process, something like a notecard/corkboard set up, but digital. My handwriting is crap so writing on notecards is only so-so successful, and I always find it frustratingly slow when I want to reorder things. So when I started to write a new action script, I started searching for a better way and came across Amazon Studios Storybuilder. Holy crap it’s awesome!  Yes, Celtx and others have […]

28 Aug 2014

None of the Above Season 2! Done!

Season 2 is in the bag! OK, it was actually a month ago we finished production on Season 2 of None of the Above, but we’ve been busy with other projects since then and I haven’t had a chance to write about it. All in all, Season 2 was even better than Season 1. I know the production improved overall, the show is finding its voice and we kicked up the experiments a notch this year.   It’s a lot of […]

17 Jul 2014

Our Favorite Girl – Shana Emily Dahan

  “Sha-Sha!” as we like to call her, is a BADASS.  For the past couple of years she has been pushing herself and inspiring us with all the crazy stuff she does.  At the same time she was starring in our action films, Alien Tequila videos, product tutorials and commercials, while simultaneously launching a fashion blog and becoming a boudoir spokes model, Shana took on a full tilt fitness journey getting into the best shape of her life.  Here is […]

17 Jun 2014

ReAction! – Land Rover Style

  Action! Action! ReAction!  Heck Yeah!  A few months ago we went back and played in the world of Action! Action!  We had use of a plane for the day (YES A PLANE!) and decided upon a a quick storyline that we could shoot in a day.  This commercial for Land Rover of Las Vegas is part of that footage.  Take a minute to watch and tell us what you think.  We’re working on how to turn this whole Action! […]