Canon C100 Camera Review

October 24, 2014 Leave a comment
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Don shoots with a C100 in Guatemala

The Canon C100 was a weapon of choice for a project I shot nearly a year ago in Guatemala (documenting poverty and the impact on children & families by charitable giving) and then recently in Peru where small form factor and a filmic image were desired. Also, shooting with a documentary format would require both location sound via a shotgun mic and interview sound from a couple lapel mics. For those who have done run-and-gun work with a DSLR, they know that it can be a struggle double-checking to be sure that the sound recorder is functioning properly and that the resulting separate audio and video files stay organized. Likewise, constantly changing locations can have a significant impact on the ability to set the correct aperture, shutter speed and ISO for accurate imaging on a DSLR in extended lighting ranges. While still of concern on the C100, the 4K imager provides the shooter with a broader range, allowing significantly more flexibility to record images that will be adjusted and color corrected in post. Here are some of my thoughts on the gear and how it performed. Read more…

Gotta See This: Moms’ Night Out Movie

Call me a skeptic, but I’m guessing that most people out there are really cautious when it comes to dropping some cash to watch many of the Christian films that have been put out in recent years. Shot on low budgets with limited crew and low-to-no name talent, these will obviously impact the viewers’ experience.

Moms' Night Out Movie

L to R: Izzy (Andrea Logan White), Allyson (Sarah Drew) and Sondra (Patricia Heaton) strut their stuff in MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, the new family comedy from Sony Affirm and Provident Films, in theaters May 9, 2014. (photo credit: Saeed Adyani)

Moms’ Night Out is a mix of a couple of the faces that have been seen in prior projects by Sherwood Pictures (Alex Kendrick & Robert Amaya), but executive producers Patricia Heaton & David Hunt apparently saw the need to bring in some bigger guns to achieve the level of expression necessary for a comedic experience from start to finish. Read more…

How to Destroy an Effective Meeting

April 9, 2014 3 comments

Hey, you, sitting there wanting to trade your halo for some devilish horns, have you ever wanted to choke progress, maim effectiveness, and kill morale in a group or business meeting? If you have, this list is for you! …

If you are like most people who are interested in progress, you may simply be doing these things without noticing it, and through a few simple changes you can help your organization to move forward by demonstrating a positive & interested spirit. Believe it or not, your revealed interest can have a big impact on budget and planning dollars, along with project success. Read more…

How To Be A Successful 21st Century Leader

March 10, 2014 2 comments

Observing leaders, reading about leading, and being a business leader myself, I’ve begun to formulate five key concepts that I believe are essential for any leader to grasp if he or she is going to lead teams successfully. Here they are… Read more…

Wonder: Still got it?

November 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Girl_bubbles_awe_iStock_000019168953XSmallSo often we trudge through each day handling our tasks, only to complete everything (or add some to the next day’s list) and then do the same the next day. Honestly, such an existence is mundane, boring, and an absolute waste! Yet, it’s so funny how we all fall into that repetitive trap.

Just this morning, a beautiful thought radiated into my mind Read more…

The Picture Window: Letting Customers Know You’re Open for Business

October 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Ice Cream ShopIt’s so funny how businesses can possess all the necessary elements to meet consumer needs, but they fail to look desirable to their markets. I became quite aware of this just recently while on a quick family trip out-of-town. Read more…

Church Tech: Doing Your Best When You Don’t Have the Best

Old CamerasSome time ago, I read Mike Sessler’s article “Do a Good Job,” and I was reminded that it’s rare for most church tech guys to get what they feel they need in order to perform their jobs as well as they think they should. Mike’s bent is more on the fact that doing well will result in growth and an increase of tools – a biblical model that effective stewardship results in greater trust, reward, and added responsibility. Yet, the current scenario in the local ministry where I serve has found us milking as much as we can out of our gear, pushing for excellence, yet still seeing a reduction of output. Here are my thoughts on the matter… Read more…

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