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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.

Around the Web: “Lens Theives Ruin the Day”

Feb 17 2012 by Brendan Shick Add Your Thoughts

"Lens Theives Ruin the Day"I’m usually pretty careful about keeping track of my equipment. Professional gear can be pretty expensive stuff and if you lose it you’re out a pretty nice chuck of change.

Even when your gear is properly insured, you’re still short the missing items until they can be replaced. Your work suffers accordingly.

On that note, I stumbled across an interesting link at a while back that I’ve meant to share. It’s definitely worth reading if you’re a DSLR shooter. Here’s an excerpt:

The great thing about a quick-release button and a bayonet fitting, of course, is that it’s quick and easy to swap lenses. But a would-be thief could use the exact same technology against you [….] The victims frequently haven’t got the faintest idea that their lenses are being stolen straight off their cameras! [….] It does take a little bit of practice to remove a camera lens like that, but it’s not extremely difficult.

-Haje Jan Kamps, “Lens Thieves Ruin the Day” –

You can read the whole article, “Lens Thieves Ruin the Day” – and see the included video – on

Brendan Shick

Brendan Shick is a freelance DP, gaffer, and sports broadcaster serving primarily the Chicago, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; Grand Rapids, MI; and Fort Wayne, IN, regions. You can find out more by following this blog, his recent work on Vimeo, or by connecting with him on Twitter or LinkedIn. Brendan is also an occasional contributor to the Project Updates feed for one of his most recent films, To Turn Back Time.

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