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Monthly Archives: February 2015

What is My Camera’s ISO?

Using a Handheld (spot or incident) Meter? You Need to Know Your ISO! If you are shooting film, the ISO is printed on the label on the can. Most professional digital cameras now have an ISO setting in the menu or sometimes directly on the body. If your digital camera doesn’t have ISO settings, you
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3 Steps to Actually Using Your Light Meter

Why are Handheld Meters Still Important? Sure, the dirty secret is that a lot of us go days, or even entire shows without consulting our handheld meter.  Most work is now digital, and most professional cameras have fantastic internal meters, so it is possible to skate by without a handheld meter. BUT, the one place
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Day 10 of My Feb Fit Challenge!

The Best Part of Day 10? It means I’ve had 10 workouts this month.  Woo hoo!  Feb Fit Challenge! However, I need to step it up for the next 10.  This past week of work really made this challenge a challenge for me.  I have a few too many half-hour pilates workouts…  and I’ve got
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Shooting New Pilot – Thunderland

Excited to be shooting  the “Thunderland” pilot this week, with Director Mike Lazar! We are shooting all over LA, on a Red Scarlet package with Leica-R primes. I’m also really enjoying our “lean and mean” crew and gear package!  Restrictions can be good for creativity. More to come! View more “Behind the Scenes” from LBLove
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7 Tips for Tackling Action Scenes

Action and Stunts Action and stunt scenes come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s just one guy pretending to faint, or one guy “hitting” another guy on the jaw…  and sometimes it’s a huge scene with 10+ guys, cars flipping over, and stuff catching on fire!   Complicated action scenes can be intimidating, but
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6 Tips to Make You a Better Focus Puller!

1st Assistant Camera   I love my camera assistants!  I am very grateful to David Elkins for the training I received as a camera assistant while I was in film school, and, over the years, I’ve also had the opportunity to train many of my ACs.   The 1st AC is responsible for focus, in
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Master Cleanse Day 10

This is the End. Well, it’s over. I made it. I completed my 10-day Master Cleanse.  And, I’m pretty sure this picture is as close as I’m getting to becoming a unicorn this time around. Today was easy, after I overcame the urge to call it quits this morning.  I just poured my water, put
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Master Cleanse Day 9

Is it Over Yet? I feel like I kept repeating these words all day today.  I’ve felt fine all day.  No unicorns, but I’ve been able to work without distraction from the hunger for most of the day. I think I’m bored with the master cleanse, and I have this feeling like “I get it,
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2 Steps to Easy Lighting! The Back Cross Key

Start Simple Lighting schemes can become extremely complicated, but they can also be very simple.  When you are first starting out, start simple.  (Watch my Two-Minute Lighting Tutorial) Whether I have two lights in the trunk of a sedan or 20 lights on a truck, the back cross key is one of my favorite tools
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