“Take 1” – What are you communicating

Can you imagine having to listen to the same person for 5 hours? Even if it was a great speaker – that’s a long time. Now let’s make things worse by starting that listening session early on a Sunday morning. Ugh! But, that’s exactly what some of our tech people (for example, camera operators) go through each week. They sit quietly in the isolated world of their dual-muff headsets and listen…and listen… and listen. With rehearsals and pre-service work, this…

Understanding Iris, F stops, Aperture, Gain, Shutter, Depth of Field & Lighting

Even people that work with video cameras all the time are often confused with the function and the interdependent relationships iris, f-stops, aperture, depth of field, gain, shutter and lighting levels have on each other. In this post I will attempt to unravel these terms and discuss how their functions are used – practically in a church multi-camera production environment. On ENG style broadcast video lenses there are typically four rings (or barrels) the camera and/or video operator (shader) may…

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I never thought I would have a personal website or a blog. There are many others who have such sites and do what they do very well. I always feared that if I were to have a blog it wind up being, or appearing self-serving. There is really no upside to me personally having a blog. I am not interested in selling advertising or promoting any brand of equipment or services. I am not attempting to prove myself as a…