Register Photography & Video equipment Prior to USA Departure – Part II

A few months back, I wrote a post about how to register photography & video equipment before USA departure. This post attempted to answer most of the questions regarding the forms and the procedures necessary to register your gear prior to an international flight. On that same post, I wrote what I knew and could……

Register your video & photo equipment prior to US departure

Once I was expecting my bags, upon my return from a recent trip to Argentina, and I was ready to leave the terminal area at the Miami International Airport (MIA) I was requested, by a customs officer, to a manual and thorough search of all my belongings. I didn’t think twice and followed the agent……

First time lapse – Lessons in time

Last Monday, 4th of July holiday, I ventured into the depths of Hollywood Beach, Fl to try my first time lapse. Although I went prepared and had researched a few things about how to properly do one, I know now, that the information was not enough to complete the one I was trying to do……

Blackmagic Design Video Assist 4K | Impressions

When Blackmagic Design announced the original video assist back in NAB 2015 we all, video junkies out there in the wild, got really excited. This was not only a fair competitor to the Atomos family of video monitors and recorders, but a solid designed product that entered the market at an affordable price. Fade to……

Sony A6300 – First Impressions

A little bit of personal history to begin with a few observations: I have been waiting for a camera like the Sony A6300 for a little while. For someone as myself that begun taking pictures and shooting video with analog format (Pentax P30 & Panasonic Compact VHS), the technology behind the Sony A6300 can be simply……

WiFi cameras and Copyright

Things to consider regarding WiFi cameras and Copyright. Yesterday I watched a very interesting and educational video posted at BH’s Youtube channel by the Copyright Zone guys. In case you haven’t heard about them, an intellectual property lawyer, Ed Greenberg,  and a commercial photographer,  Jack Reznicki, joined forces in an effort to illustrate and educate, the……

Starbucks – Compatibility matters

In a not such a far away galaxy, everyone in the interactive and web universe was obsessed with backwards compatibility and legacy browsers – namely IE 6 aka as the doomsday device. Although development for legacy devices was a complicated and cumbersome task – mainly because of how buggy and unique those workarounds were, but……

Timing and opportunity – Tyrants of reality

Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013), a documentary directed by Frank Pavich, tells the epic pre-production process of Jodorowsky’s failed attempt at adapting Dune, Frank’s Herbert famous novel. The documentary is very enjoyable and a fantastic journey. Alejandro Jodorowksy work has always been very interesting to me, either because of his surrealistic background in the theater and as……

Is the Camera part of the story ? Sundance Filmmakers

A lot has changed in the last decades. Image acquisition and film-making have gone through major light-year leaps. I have to confess a little jealousy for the availability and easy access to the stupendous image quality and versatility that nowadays cameras are capable of achieving. Take it from me. As someone that watched 8 mm……