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First Feature: Lessons Learned

In the summer of 2014, a crew of first-time film makers traveled to Iceland and shot Bokeh, an independent feature film. Some had production experience, others were raw beginners. All learned a lot about the process of making feature films. Doug will share key lessons he learned learned from pre-production, principal photography, post-production and paperwork;…


At Preston Castle

Back in the spring of 2009, I had the opportunity to work on my first feature film. Then called “Dark Fear”, the film was ultimately released under the title “At Haunting at Preston Castle“. I had two primary roles, BTS (Behind the Scenes) Camera Operator and Streaming Engineer.


First Live Stream from A Working Film Set

This past weekend, everyone on the set of Martin Rosenberg’s new supernatural thriller found out that we were making movie history. While many other films have had crews on hand for “behind the scenes” footage, no other production maintained live video streams throughout the course of the shoot. As the principal camera operator and stream…


Behind the scenes at NAB

Folks have been asking about the rig we are shooting with. Here it is, top to bottom. Litepanels LP Micro Compact LED Camera Light Universal Cold Shoe Adapter Sennheiser ew 135-p G3 Handheld Wireless Microphone System Apple Earbuds (Audio Monitor) Canon VIXIA HV30 MiniDV High Definition Camcorder BeachTek DXA-6vu Dual XLR Adapter with Phantom Power…