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…

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…
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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…

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…