Brendan Shick | Freelance Film, Broadcast, & Digital Media

4 Must Watch Director’s Commentaries – Even if You’re Not a Film Geek

4 Must Watch Director's Commentaries - Even if You're Not a Film Geek

4 Director's Commentaries for any sensibility or taste! At least one of these will appeal to you...
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Learning the Pitfalls of HFR

Learn the Pitfalls of HFR

Don't make the mistake of paying more for a lower quality theater experience. Here's a look at what HFR really does to your image straight from a cinematographer's mouth...errr...pen...err...whatever.
Baseball Broadcasts: Behind the Scenes

Broadcasting Baseball

Ever wonder how the game gets from the field to your television set? We're sharing a behind-the-scenes look.

News & Link Round-up [March 9th, 2012] Editor's Pick
Mar 09 2012

News & Link Round-up [March 9th, 2012]

News & Link Round-up is a regular column where I showcase the Vimeo shorts, film news, and other online content that’s caught my eye over the past couple weeks, but for whatever reason (time, importance, amount of content, etc.) didn’t make the blog sooner.

In this edition: Canon 5DMkIII announced, Wally Pfister gets feature directorial gig, Ralph McQuarrie dies, and a couple must see shorts

Project Recap: Olympiad XVIII Editor's Pick

Project Recap: Olympiad XVIII

As a freelance camera guy, there are a number of events that I tend to photograph on an annual basis. In 2009 and 2010, I was paid to produce recap videos for Huntington University’s annual Olympiad (a miniature “olympics” only with stranger events…) as a keepsake for the students.

This year, although I wasn’t officially on the job, I was in the area and couldn’t resist watching some of the festivities – and of course I had to bring the camera along for old times sake.

I wanted to test the limits on using a DSLR for video in the sports world. Again, I’d never given this a fair shot, mainly due to the rolling shutter, lack of autofocus, form factor, and other common issues that people have with DSLRs for video.

This being a personal project, I was able to experiment in some new ways and thought I’d use the rest of this post to share my findings.

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