ProAm Taurus Jr. Crane (Equipment Review)

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Equipment, Featured, Reviews, Reviews (Equipment) | 0 comments

Over the past decade there has been an incredible increase in camera, software and gear options for filmmakers working with limited funds. Every so often a company comes out of the woodwork spouting that they have the “latest and greatest” for an insanely low price point. In my experience, most of these claims turn out to be nothing more than promotional hype, obviously hoping to lure in unsuspecting filmmakers who have just the right amount of cash available. Over the past few years, I have been building up my own little arsenal of gear and I was always on the lookout for a small crane or jib that could get the job done without breaking the bank. In my search I eventually found a company called ProAm USA, my first experience with them was a positive one and I have been using their products ever since. When the opportunity to check out the brand new ProAm Taurus Jr presented itself, I couldn’t say no.

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Adobe Creative Cloud (Software Review)

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Featured, Reviews, Reviews (Software), Software | 1 comment

Here we go again; Adobe is unleashing its latest product line for creative types and some of the new features are going to blow your mind. HOWEVER, you have to conform to Adobe’s new content delivery standards. Gone are the days when you could purchase a software license to use as you please, for years to come if need be. Now we have gone from “buying” a license to “renting” one. Creative Cloud offers an online account that features Adobe’s vast collection of products. Subscribing allows access for a lower price than buying software outright used to be. But the option of buying the software outright is now gone...

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Photoshop CC (Software Review)

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Featured, Reviews, Reviews (Software), Software | 0 comments

Adobe Photoshop is the Gold standard in photo editing software and over the last 15 or so years it’s also become a much more accessible program. When first introduced it probably seemed like dark magic voodoo, with the ability to bring back the old days of “yellow journalism.” What started off as simple photo manipulation has since evolved into complex tinkering with seemingly endless options. The newest version—Photoshop CC—requires...

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