Projects

Location Scouting!

 We have a client coming to town for a car shoot and they’re looking for a location to capture the sunrise over the Las Vegas desert. That doesn’t sound difficult, but images with a car in the foreground and the desert and sunrise in the background that are still close to town and our location aren’t the easiest to come…
Adam Kilbourn
April 10, 2015
Stuff

Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience! MGM Grand, Stand In.

At the end of 2014 I had the extreme pleasure of being Justin Timberlakes stand in for his tech week at the MGM Grand here in Las Vegas.  This was for the final shows of his 20/20 Experience World Tour that took place January 1st and 2nd. First day, I was pretty excited. :-) On Stage Wicked cool lighting setup…
Adam Kilbourn
January 31, 2015
Reviews

Speakers – Yamaha HS7 vs. HS5 vs. Presonus Eris E5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCPV6hmIsg0 First, I'm not a sound guy.  I know enough about this to know I'm doing a lot of things incorrectly with setup, testing, etc.  That being said I learned some things as I bought and tried out these various speakers that may be useful to someone looking for themselves. Yamaha HS7   Yamaha HS5   Presonus Eris E5  …
Adam Kilbourn
January 13, 2015
Reviews

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QuGq7X9UOo   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…
Adam Kilbourn
January 8, 2015
Reviews

Sun Surveyor – This Thing Rocks!

Sun Surveyor Screen Shot Virtual RealityHoly 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…
Adam Kilbourn
November 17, 2014
Stuff

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,…
Adam Kilbourn
October 29, 2014
Videos

Varaluz – Lightly Twisted

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13M050Cc9RY   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…
Adam Kilbourn
October 12, 2014
Stuff

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…
Adam Kilbourn
September 26, 2014
Stuff

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…
Adam Kilbourn
September 9, 2014