Screen replacements for television Commercials PROCESS

Screen replacements using Mocha.  I had actually finished these hours before I left for Thailand, however never posted my process on them.
I was given the raw 6k footage from a red Dragon via USB drive and tracked each of the screens using Boris Mocha.  For a scene or two where we had a finger covering the image, I had to separately track that out.

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Tour of my 4k rig

Tour of my 4k rig.

Recently I’ve been shooting a lot of different projects from stock video, to events, corporate videos and interviews and some personal projects and I’ve had people ask me about my setup.
In this post, I’ll be giving you a tour of one of my common rig configurations.

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iMovie on iOS- better than you might think

If you’re like me chances are you are always taking photos of videos of different things/events/ people for script/story ideas.  maybe you like the way a certain street is laid out or the light is hitting through a stained glass window. Whatever the situation, chances are you are not always carrying a whole film rig with you, but instead carrying a cellphone.

I know what your thinking- “Is he seriously saying  that we can get decent results putting together edited pieces from a cellphone?”  

To answer your question, here’s a piece that I shot with an iPhone 6+ and was put together and edited by Kenneth Kornacki of Kenko here in Milwaukee, WI

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Filming in Thailand with the a7s and Atomos Assassin.

Filming in Thailand

Recently I decided to take a trip to Thailand and Shanghai. Most of it was for scouting locations and also to build some footage for my reel. I knew I wanted to have high quality footage and wanted to be able to shoot in 4k as well as stills.  Lastly I knew there would be times that I wouldn’t have access to power so having batteries and different power options would be very important. In this post I’ll be talking about what I brought,  why I brought it, as well as what I didn’t bring. lastly Ill be talking about my challenges when filming in these locations.

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