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Kick Ass Review

Kick Ass begs the question, “Have comic books really grown up at all?” If this were the only indicator, I would say that they still retain the level of conscious maturity that they started with; only now, they’re trying like hell to convince us they have. Kick Ass isn’t a bad movie. It can be a lot of fun. In fact, it starts out great: our likeable everyteen of a protagonist, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) gets us acquainted with the world around him without wasting any time – he goes to school, has a few friends, likes a girl, and…

The Benefits to watch Terminator Genisys online

The Benefits to watch Terminator Genisys online

Terminator Genisys is Alan Taylor’s latest movie on the screen and honestly, who wants to miss one of that brilliant director’s movies? Personally, I am a big fan of Alan Taylor and not to forget Arnold Schwarzenegger taking part as well. If that alone isn’t enough reason to take a look at the film, then having it being the fifth installment of the all time popular Terminator series should be. If you are one of those people who prefer to stream movies at home, don’t worry because you can always watch Terminator Genisys online free. It’s even more convenient…

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Netflix password-sharing a criminal offense

Tennessee has passed a law making it a crime to share your Netflix password with anyone else, not the guys on your dorm floor or your housemates or even your immediate family, upon fear of prosecution. Ostensibly designed to protect these services against hackers who steal passwords in bulk and attempt to sell them elsewhere, it has the potential to disrupt the lives of normal, law abiding citizens. I’m still not quite sure why this addendum was necessary, considering that said hackers should already be thoroughly punishable for fraud. Here is a link to the bill, but below you see…

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8 Reasons Not to Buy a DSLR for Video

DSLR’s, the game-changing family of hybrid cameras are the darlings of the media world. Cheap and capable of eye-catching imagery, they’ve captured the imagination of thousands of would-be (and real life) cinematographers and directors. It seems everyone has a feature in production using the neat little cams which are going to take over Hollywood. But this picture isn’t perfect. Here are 8 reasons not to buy a DSLR for video. 1) Ergonomics – DSLR’s are still cameras first and foremost. Actually, DSLR’s are nothing but still cameras which happen to have a motion mode that makes beautiful HD video. They…

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DIY Slider Dolly

Now that we all have shallow DoF capable cameras, the next bandwagon we need to rush to is the slider dolly. What’s a slider dolly? It’s the 21st century version of the skateboard dolly we all used at one point. Generally, the dollies are around 36″ long and composed of two metal rods with end stops and a central tripod mount. A fluid head is connected to a central bar of sorts that is coated with a teflon-like coating which slides smoothly over the bars. Below you can see one in action, a Kessler Pocket Dolly: These units are manufactured…

Canon 550d – The Core Kit

With the increasing interest in the affordable Canon 550d, I thought I’d take the time to contribute not to the innumerable reviews, test films, and camera comparisons, but rather to the accessories this and similar VDSLR’s require and benefit from. This discussion will be broken up into components  divided by necessity, camera base, and budget. Many of these pieces will overlap, but in doing so should provide a broad overview of accessories and kits in the VDSLR world. The Budget Core Kit With the release of Canon’s latest video DSLR darling, the Canon 550d/T2i/Kiss X4 depending on your place of…