Greg Tilton

The Wonderful World of Lenses

  So you want some glass. You don’t? Wrong, yes you do. Like with the post on sound, forget your camera. Lenses are arguably the most important pieces of equipment in your arsenal and can, quite literally, last a lifetime—“Buy once, cry once” heavily applies with lenses. There are so many options out there and so Read more about The Wonderful World of Lenses[…]

Greg Tilton

I Can’t Hear You

  Congrats! You just bought a Super-Charged Canon Red Alexa FSC-10000 hyper-turbo camera. Guess what? It’s worthless without some audio. Many people are incredibly intimidated by sound. The good news is that there are cheap, effective solutions that anyone can do. 1) Mic placement is key. Forget the camera, forget your $20,000 mixer/recorder/coffee maker, forget your beautiful Sennheiser microphone.If Read more about I Can’t Hear You[…]

Greg Tilton

Documentary Workflow (and general tips for people documenting a project, event, or just filming in general)

  Note: While this focuses on DSLR’s, the same rules can be applied to basically any camera. We use these practices with our Black Magic Pocket Camera, which requires way more storage than DSLR’s. One of the challenges my team and I face is how best to store/share our footage. We are producing a feature-length Read more about Documentary Workflow (and general tips for people documenting a project, event, or just filming in general)[…]