These Production Promos for the Rugby World Cup Will Make Every Cameraman Smile

In the lead up to the 2011 Rugby World Cup, Sky Sport released a series of advertisements featuring a lighthearted play on the camera and production crew and their readiness for broadcasting all 48 matches live.

From assembling cameras blindfolded to learning the first rule of being a cameraman, the quips in these ads will surely make you smile. Check out the rest of the series below. [Read more…]


How to Get Good Audio for Periscope


If you haven’t heard of Periscope, it’s the latest social media product from Twitter that allows you to live stream video from your iPhone or Android smartphone.

One of the difficulties however is capturing good audio for your viewers since it is captured on something like the iPhone. Now, the iPhone does okay in for delivering audio to Periscope when you are in a quiet setting . . . but add some ambient noise and the experience is less than ideal.  [Read more…]

DaVinci Resolve 12 is a Full Blown NLE and It Looks Incredible (and it’s free)

DaVinci Resolve 12

One of the most impressive things I saw at NAB 2015 was Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 12. Looking back, I can’t believe that I haven’t written about this yet. But maybe this timing is actually a little better since it is supposed to become available in the next few days.

Right now, the big three video editing platforms are Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro X and Avid Media Composer. All have their fans and faithful user bases. But I think there is about to be another big player with Resolve 12. [Read more…]