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River Whyless Live Music Video!

In April, I had the pleasure of shooting the entire River Whyless performance at Bourgie Nights in downtown Wilmington, NC. The always awesome Rick Badger and Patrick Shea shot as well in order to cover everything from multiple angles.

Thanks to Sean from Bougie Nights for running sound and letting us grab the board audio!

DETAILS:
“Life Crisis” at Bourgie Nights in Wilmington, NC 4-18-2015
Shot By: Bradley Pearce, Patrick Shea, and Rick Badger
Edited By: Bradley Pearce
Audio: Zoom H4N
Cameras: Canon 6D, 5D mkII, GH4, GoPro Hero4

Get their music here:
riverwhyless.bandcamp.com/


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Photo Shoot: River Whyless


I had the awesome opportunity to do a photo shoot with a band this past weekend! River Whyless is a collection of down-to-earth, talented musicians based out of Asheville, NC. Do yourself a favor and get their album on Bandcamp, you will not be disappointed. Also, check their tour schedule because you do not want to miss them if they are playing near your city.  Continue reading


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NAB 2012 ROUND-UP

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Pre-NAB Announcements
Adobe announces Production Premium CS6!
Canon announces 4K capable DSLR ahead of NAB

The NAB show delivers year after year in terms new technologies that change the video production/broadcasting industry. This year’s NAB show had many new offerings worth checking out, below you can find some of the highlights, as well as, sources for more information on the show.

Autodesk Smoke for Mac
On Sunday, Autodesk announced that Smoke would be making it’s way onto the Macintosh operating system, and even with a price cut down to $3495.

Black Magic Design’s First Camera
Monday morning, Black Magic Design introduced their first entry into the cinematic camera industry. It’s equipped with a 2.5K image sensor boasting 13 stops of dynamic range. The camera will also have a built-in SSD recorder, touch screen LCD, meta data entry options, and compatibility with EF and ZF mount lenses. All packed in a hand-held design, this camera will be available in July for a price point around $3000. This will surely be an interesting camera to watch in the market.

Zacuto’s Plasma Light
Zacuto introduced a very interesting plasma light at NAB. The light is soft and won’t damage your eyes if you look directly into it. Check out the video below from Wide Open Camera talking to Zacuto about the plasma light, as well as other new Zacuto products.

JVC Ships Advanced Handheld Camera at NAB 2012
JVC’s impressive handheld 4K capable camcorder, the GY-HMQ10, started shipping on April 16 (during NAB). This little camcorder packs an incredible punch and especially for a low price point of $5550.
Read More Here

GoPro Announcements
GoPro has partnered with Technicolor and is broadening efforts to make the GoPro Cineform Codec more accessible to the professional production market.

Other Great Coverage:
Creative Cow, as always, has excellent coverage of the event in their news section. Other things to check out include Wide Open Camera’s vimeo channel, Richard Harrington’s vimeo channel, and DSLR News Shooter. These guys have some fantastic coverage of NAB with video interviews with some of the industry leading manufacturers.

Creative Cow
DSLR News Shooter
Wide Open Camera Interviews
Richard Harrington’s Vimeo/Pro Video Coalition


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NAB SHOW 2011

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This was my company’s third year in a row getting to visit the NAB Show in Las Vegas (though my first time), and we saw an ample amount of impressive technology in the multimedia production field. The convention is overwhelming to say the least, housing booths for industry leaders like Canon, JVC, Panasonic, Sony, Dolby, Adobe, Red, Autodesk, etc. and 30,000 people from all over the world visiting for demos, speakers, and insights on new technology.

PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT

The show floor was filled with cameras, stabilizers, lighting rigs, jibs, etc. to view and try out. Some of the larger “booths” including Sony, Canon, JVC, etc. had set up stages, lighting, and even models for show attendees to demo cameras & equipment on. It’s really nice to be able to try out this equipment on real sets to get an idea of exactly how it would work for your own business’ productions. There were many different booths featuring tripods, sliders, and various other camera stabilizers including Wilmington, NC’s Innocinema where we were able to demo a new Action Products stabilizer. Also, we were able to catch most of a Vincent Laforet Q & A.

Vincent Laforet

And we even got to see Kevin Smith discussing his new movie Red State.

Kevin Smith

Visiting the audio production booths, we were able to see all sorts of equipment like sound booths, microphones, headphones, stock music companies etc. To name a few, we visited Shure, Omni Music, and Whisper Room and were able to walk in isolation booths and listen to audio production samples.

Car Playing Record

Microphones

POST-PRODUCTION

Autodesk

The post-production section of the show featured demos, speakers, plug-ins, etc. We were able to visit Adobe, Autodesk, Maxon, Red Giant, RE: Vision Effects and many more. Most of these booths had speakers demoing the products and/or teaching different techniques. We spent time listening in on some lectures/demos with Richard Harrington at Adobe in which he showed off some After Effects & Premiere techniques.
Richard Harrington
We also listened in on a very in-depth creative process/Cinema 4D demo with Rob Garrott. Rob was incredibly thorough in his presentation and it was really nice to get that sort of creative/professional insight, learning about his process and seeing the project basically from start to finish. Also, the announcement of Final Cut Pro X was huge news around the NAB Show. Go here for some nice details and even video of the presentation, it will be available in June 2011.

*Also, with the tiny bit of down time that was available, I was able to visit the Hoover Dam! Below you can view an image I created using 14 pictures taken on my Canon Rebel T2i with a 50mm Lens.

The Hoover Dam

And some mountains around the Hoover Dam.

Hoover Mountains