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Eric Kessler & I capture stuff blowing up with Phantom v1610 at 60,000 FPS

Eric Kessler & I capture stuff blowing up with Phantom v1610 at 60,000 FPS

First of all, do not try any of this stuff at home! We had a range safety officer overseeing our production to keep everyone safe. When Eric Kessler of Kessler...

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Thorn Mountain Maple Mini-Documentary – Shot on Sony PMW-F55 with HDx35 mkII B4 Lens Adapter

Thorn Mountain Maple Mini-Documentary – Shot on Sony PMW-F55 with HDx35 mkII B4 Lens Adapter

A few years ago, I was visiting my family in Arizona. We stopped for breakfast at a local diner and I ordered pancakes. I asked the server for real maple syrup....

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Capturing Content for the Extreme Mount Washington Museum

Capturing Content for the Extreme Mount Washington Museum

Last December, I spent almost the entire month in New Hampshire on the top of Mount Washington, the home of the world’s worst weather. I was hired to shoot...

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Testing out the Fastec TS3 Cine High Speed Camera and Butterfly Footage

Testing out the Fastec TS3 Cine High Speed Camera and Butterfly Footage

I finally got my hands on the new Fastec TS3 Cine camera and I love it. It is truly a portable high speed solution that is very easy to use! EDIT 5/2/12: I shot...

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Monster Hunter – Short Film Shot on Sony PMW-F3 with S-Log

Monster Hunter – Short Film Shot on Sony PMW-F3 with S-Log

The Monster Hunter Short Film Behind the Scenes of Monster Hunter Video Blog Making movies. I’m sure all who read this blog loved doing it when they were...

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First Short Subject Shot on Red Epic – Austin Orth – Frontside Grind Coffee

First Short Subject Shot on Red Epic – Austin Orth – Frontside Grind Coffee

This past summer, I borrowed Eric Kessler’s Red Epic and shot a quick short film with it. This would be my first time ever using the camera system. I wanted...

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Prospect Hill – Come Alive – Music Video Shot on Master Cinema Series Rig

Prospect Hill – Come Alive – Music Video Shot on Master Cinema Series Rig

Two weeks ago, I was hired by director and friend Torey Champagne to direct the photography on my third music video shot with Canon 5dmk2 DSLRs. The band was Prospect...

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The Shane Hurlbut Letus Master Cinema Series

The Shane Hurlbut Letus Master Cinema Series

Shane Hurlbut, ASC – Letus Master Cinema Series Launch Video Blog Ethics Notice: Letus paid my expenses and invited me to the Los Angeles Launch Party so...

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Kessler Timefest 2011 – Behind the Scenes of the TimeScapes Film

Kessler Timefest 2011 – Behind the Scenes of the TimeScapes Film

A few weeks ago a group of “film buddies” from around the United States got together and spent a few days shooting remote locations in beautiful Northern...

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Red Epic on the Road – First Impression Video Blog with R3D Epic Video File Downloads

Red Epic on the Road – First Impression Video Blog with R3D Epic Video File Downloads

Working with friend and first A.C. Nick Keating, I shot and edited a video blog that will help you better understand the Red Epic. I go through the menus, show...

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Claymore Challenge Freestyle Mountain Biking Shot with Phantom Flex

Claymore Challenge Freestyle Mountain Biking Shot with Phantom Flex

This past weekend, I got my hands on the Phantom Flex again to shoot an insane competition up in Northfield, New Hampshire. Every summer, professional freestyle...

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The Phantom Experiment

The Phantom Experiment

First of all, please do not try anything you see in the video above at home. We took precautions while shooting the more dangerous Phantom experiments. We made...

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Kessler Shuttle Pod V2 Video Setup Tutorial

Kessler Shuttle Pod V2 Video Setup Tutorial

I have been using the Kessler Shuttle Pod for almost a year and it works very well as a portable dolly solution. I use the system to get dynamic camera moves either...

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The Ultimate Pizza Delivery to a Place with the World’s Worst Weather

The Ultimate Pizza Delivery to a Place with the World’s Worst Weather

I got a phone call asking if I would go up New England’s tallest peak with my cameras to document a pizza delivery. The location, Mt Washington (elevation...

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2011 World Championship Ping Pong Trailer – Phantom Flex, Sony F800 and GoPro Cameras

2011 World Championship Ping Pong Trailer – Phantom Flex, Sony F800 and GoPro Cameras

You may have seen “Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex“, but this is what I was hired to shoot while in Las Vegas. Here is the official...

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Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex

Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex

Violating the laws of nature. Playing God. Capturing stuff we are not supposed to see. Potentially opening up a wormhole in the fabric of time. These are a few...

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It’s a Burl – Short “Slice of Life” Documentary shot on 5Dmk2 with Kessler CineSlider

It’s a Burl – Short “Slice of Life” Documentary shot on 5Dmk2 with Kessler CineSlider

Last Summer, I took a trip to the Pacific Northwest. I brought a Canon 5dmk2 and some Kessler gear with me to capture a few stories while I was on vacation. I have...

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University of Rhode Island “Senior Year” High Speed Spots

University of Rhode Island “Senior Year” High Speed Spots

A few months ago, I shot with Fastec Imaging HiSPEC2 high speed cameras at the University of Rhode Island. I worked with the URI Mens Basketball team and Cox...

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Panasonic AG-3DA1 3D Video Camera and the Future of 3DTV (3D files for download)

Panasonic AG-3DA1 3D Video Camera and the Future of 3DTV (3D files for download)

Looking to buy some cheap 3D glasses to view this footage? Click on these! Red / Cyan Anaglyph Plastic 3D Glasses (for use with this video blog) Magenta / Green...

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Kessler SmartLapse Tutorial

Kessler SmartLapse Tutorial

I have been using and testing Kessler Crane equipment for almost a year. I was interested in adding motion to my timelapses, but getting a move to happen exactly...

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An Airplane and the Moon

An Airplane and the Moon

I captured this moon shot this past summer with a Sony HDC-910 broadcast television camera and a Canon 75x (700mm) lens. This is one of my all time favorite shots...

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Live Weekly Webcasts with Interactive Chat

Live Weekly Webcasts with Interactive Chat

My goal for 2011 was to launch a brand new interactive website. I am going to be hosting a weekly live webcast with chat on my site in the near future. I will be...

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Life Cycles Bike Film Review

Life Cycles Bike Film Review

I have been waiting to see the Life Cycles film since I caught wind of it when I was at Whistler mountain. My friend, Eric Peterson, who is also a filmmaker, lives...

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“Skyfishing” with a GoPro HERO POV Camera 400+ Feet Up

“Skyfishing” with a GoPro HERO POV Camera 400+ Feet Up

WARNING: I am getting reports that when flying this thing around trees, you have no control of it. It is very easy to lose your camera so I must advise you practice...

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Second Teaser – More “Missing Link” Phantom High Speed Footage

Second Teaser – More “Missing Link” Phantom High Speed Footage

I have been working with my new favorite camera system, the Vision Research Phantom HD GOLD. The camera shoots amazingly crisp high speed footage and I am using...

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The “Missing Link” Teaser and Official Film Website Launch

The “Missing Link” Teaser and Official Film Website Launch

Nick Keating and I have been busy shooting New England athletes for a new film we are working on called “The Missing Link”. We have released more sick...

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The Phantom HD GOLD High Speed Camera – Video Blog & Download Footage

The Phantom HD GOLD High Speed Camera – Video Blog & Download Footage

UPDATE: 1/7/11 I have a Phantom v640 .cine raw file at the bottom of this blog for download. This file was shot on a Phantom that was not working properly until...

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Shooting Bruins Hockey with High Speed NAC Memrecam at 300 Frames Per Second

Shooting Bruins Hockey with High Speed NAC Memrecam at 300 Frames Per Second

First of all, sorry for the quality of the blog pictures! I had to use my Blackberry. I was not ready to take photos for my website at the Bruins a few days ago....

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My Next Camera – The RED ONE – A Video Blog with Raw RED Footage for Download

My Next Camera – The RED ONE – A Video Blog with Raw RED Footage for Download

UPDATED 2/26/10: Red ONE RAW R3D Footage now ready for download at the bottom of the page. I have been talking about buying a camera for months. I am selling a...

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800 Red Sox Games Later – How I Remain Creative as a Sports Cameraman

800 Red Sox Games Later – How I Remain Creative as a Sports Cameraman

I am a professional broadcast sports television camera operator. That is what pays the bills and I enjoy it. Most of the time. I am about 80 percent television technology...

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Blog

Eric Kessler & I capture stuff blowing up with Phantom v1610 at 60,000 FPS

Eric Kessler & I capture stuff blowing up with Phantom v1610 at 60,000 FPS

First of all, do not try any of this stuff at home! We had a range safety officer overseeing our production to keep everyone safe. When Eric Kessler of Kessler...

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First video Eric and I ever shot using SCUBA

First video Eric and I ever shot using SCUBA

A few days ago, Eric Kessler and I finished our open water requirement to get PADI certified as SCUBA...

 
 
Documenting a Rafting Trip with 5 GoPros, Letus Anamorphic Adapter & 2 iPhones

Documenting a Rafting Trip with 5 GoPros, Letus Anamorphic Adapter & 2 iPhones

A few weeks ago, Paul Reynolds and I went white water rafting down some very cold rivers in Oregon....

 
 
NAB 2014 – Come by and say hello at Kessler & Vinten booths

NAB 2014 – Come by and say hello at Kessler & Vinten booths

I will be at NAB again this year, currently in the air on Southwest satellite WiFi, typing out some...

 
 
Kessler CineDrive and Fastec TS4 High Speed Camera Test – A Film About Produce

Kessler CineDrive and Fastec TS4 High Speed Camera Test – A Film About Produce

Last week I spent some time at Kessler Crane HQ in Plymouth Indiana experimenting with CineDrive. The...

 
 
Kessler Parallax – Add a “Back-Pan” to Your Work!

Kessler Parallax – Add a “Back-Pan” to Your Work!

You can order Kessler Parallax by clicking here. Panning while sliding requires a lot of concentration...

 
 
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Completed Projects

Thorn Mountain Maple Mini-Documentary – Shot on Sony PMW-F55 with HDx35 mkII B4 Lens Adapter

Thorn Mountain Maple Mini-Documentary – Shot on Sony PMW-F55 with HDx35 mkII B4 Lens Adapter

A few years ago, I was visiting my family in Arizona. We stopped for breakfast at a local diner and I ordered pancakes. I asked the server for real maple syrup....

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Monster Hunter – Short Film Shot on Sony PMW-F3 with S-Log

Monster Hunter – Short Film Shot on Sony PMW-F3 with S-Log

The Monster Hunter Short Film Behind the Scenes of Monster Hunter Video Blog Making movies. I’m...

 
 
First Short Subject Shot on Red Epic – Austin Orth – Frontside Grind Coffee

First Short Subject Shot on Red Epic – Austin Orth – Frontside Grind Coffee

This past summer, I borrowed Eric Kessler’s Red Epic and shot a quick short film with it. This...

 
 
Kessler Timefest 2011 – Behind the Scenes of the TimeScapes Film

Kessler Timefest 2011 – Behind the Scenes of the TimeScapes Film

A few weeks ago a group of “film buddies” from around the United States got together and...

 
 
Claymore Challenge Freestyle Mountain Biking Shot with Phantom Flex

Claymore Challenge Freestyle Mountain Biking Shot with Phantom Flex

This past weekend, I got my hands on the Phantom Flex again to shoot an insane competition up in Northfield,...

 
 
The Phantom Experiment

The Phantom Experiment

First of all, please do not try anything you see in the video above at home. We took precautions while...

 
 
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Webcast Archive

Live Chat Episode 3 – Phantom Flex – Archive

Live Chat Episode 3 – Phantom Flex – Archive

This is the third live chat I have done on my website. This time I was chatting about my “Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex” viral video. I will...

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Live Chat Episode 2 – Archive

Live Chat Episode 2 – Archive

Archive of my second Live show through my website. We chatted about DSLRs, lighting, 3D, sports television,...

 
 
Live Weekly Webcasts with Interactive Chat

Live Weekly Webcasts with Interactive Chat

My goal for 2011 was to launch a brand new interactive website. I am going to be hosting a weekly live...

 
 
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"In The Biz" Series

Behind the Scenes of Big East College Basketball – Shot on Canon 5dmk2 DSLR

Behind the Scenes of Big East College Basketball – Shot on Canon 5dmk2 DSLR

A few months ago, I was hired by COX communications to shoot a behind the scenes video of what it takes to get multi-camera live coverage of college basketball...

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“In The Biz” – Broadcast Sports Television with ContourHD

“In The Biz” – Broadcast Sports Television with ContourHD

I haven’t had a day off in quite a while and I take almost every television job offered to me....

 
 
“In The Biz” Video Blog – TV Truck Tour

“In The Biz” Video Blog – TV Truck Tour

This is the first little project for my “In The Biz” video blog. A few of you have asked...

 
 
“In The Biz” TV Video Blog

“In The Biz” TV Video Blog

I have this new, crazy idea to always have a 720p point and shoot auto-everything digital video camera...

 
 
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Bloopers & Fun

3rd Annual Kessler Chili Cookoff – Shot on Sony F55 w/ Fujinon 13×4.5 Lens

3rd Annual Kessler Chili Cookoff – Shot on Sony F55 w/ Fujinon 13×4.5 Lens

I am visiting the folks at Kessler Crane headquarters in Plymouth, Indiana to check out some new products they are cooking up. And when I say products, I mean tasty...

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Clone Wars: Tommy Two

Clone Wars: Tommy Two

Last month I did not attend NAB in Las Vegas. But I was there. How is that possible you ask? I have...

 
 
Fun during batting practice at Fenway Park

Fun during batting practice at Fenway Park

Back by popular demand… I talk to a camera, introduce a cool TV subject, shrink myself down into...

 
 
Andy Brickley Drops F-Bomb on NESN Air

Andy Brickley Drops F-Bomb on NESN Air

A guy I work with just emailed me the YouTube link to a piece of video that made it to the airwaves…by...

 
 
One Angry Cameraman

One Angry Cameraman

Some friends at the tv network just sent me this photo. I am sure it has made many in the office smile....

 
 
I get crushed shooting BU Basketball

I get crushed shooting BU Basketball

Manhattan College at Boston University. This is an old video. I was working for WABU when I was in college...

 
 
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Contributors

Canon HDSLR Music Video – Bill Travers

Canon HDSLR Music Video – Bill Travers

Bill here. I recently completed a second music video shot on Canon DSLRs. There were two cameras used in this production. A Canon T2i is used for all of the day...

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On location with the Ninja Pulse

On location with the Ninja Pulse

Here is how the kitchen looked on the scout day. This is a high end residential kitchen in Winchester,...

 
 
Lighting “Old School”

Lighting “Old School”

Scoops, Coops… old school set lighting. Does anyone know what this is? (click on pictures for larger...

 
 
Locked Inside a Broadcast Facility with Phantom Faders

Locked Inside a Broadcast Facility with Phantom Faders

No, this isn’t going to include a video of Tom Guilmette flying in slow motion. I’m just...

 
 
Life Happens at NAB

Life Happens at NAB

I set out for NAB to work the Zylight booth and see what is new in lighting as I have done for the past...

 
 
Lighting the President of the United States

Lighting the President of the United States

President Obama visit to Tech Boston in Dorchester Mass. “Tech Boston has provided over 10,000 teacher...

 
 
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Eric Kessler & I capture stuff blowing up with Phantom v1610 at 60,000 FPS

First of all, do not try any of this stuff at home! We had a range safety officer overseeing our production to keep everyone safe. When Eric Kessler of Kessler Crane visited me in New England for the first time, I had to find something unique to keep him entertained. How about firing a very […]

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First video Eric and I ever shot using SCUBA

A few days ago, Eric Kessler and I finished our open water requirement to get PADI certified as SCUBA divers. I plan to shoot some unique stuff underwater in the next few years all over the world. This was something I always wanted to do and apparently, Eric wanted to do it as well. So […]

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Documenting a Rafting Trip with 5 GoPros, Letus Anamorphic Adapter & 2 iPhones

A few weeks ago, Paul Reynolds and I went white water rafting down some very cold rivers in Oregon. One of these rivers, the upper McKenzie, can only be run this time of year because of the high water flow. The problem with rafting in the spring is the wet weather and icy waters. Paul […]

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NAB 2014 – Come by and say hello at Kessler & Vinten booths

I will be at NAB again this year, currently in the air on Southwest satellite WiFi, typing out some information if you are interested in joining me as I talk shop. I am really looking forward to this week. It is always nice to see all my old friends who are super passionate about our […]

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Kessler CineDrive and Fastec TS4 High Speed Camera Test – A Film About Produce

Last week I spent some time at Kessler Crane HQ in Plymouth Indiana experimenting with CineDrive. The Kessler CineDrive system is very powerful and easy to use, controlled by the kOS software on either an iPad or a laptop computer. Kessler CineDrive is able to preform precise, repeatable real-time pan, tilt and dolly moves, or […]

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Kessler Parallax – Add a “Back-Pan” to Your Work!

You can order Kessler Parallax by clicking here. Panning while sliding requires a lot of concentration to get perfect. If your fluid head on the slider is not smooth, or you apply to much or to little pressure to the pan, locking onto your subject is difficult. The Kessler Parallax is fast to set up […]

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Updating the Firmware on Kessler CineDrive Phase 3

I have been using the Kessler CineDrive system for many months now and it changed the way I work when adding movement to a time-lapse or preforming a repeatable camera move. For the first time ever, I have a system that uses computer driven software to give me an on screen interface dictating exactly what […]

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3rd Annual Kessler Chili Cookoff – Shot on Sony F55 w/ Fujinon 13×4.5 Lens

I am visiting the folks at Kessler Crane headquarters in Plymouth, Indiana to check out some new products they are cooking up. And when I say products, I mean tasty chili. I brought a Sony F55 into the office to document the 3rd annual Kessler Chili Cookoff. I captured some of the interesting people who […]

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Sony PMW-F55 High Frame Rate (HFR) 240 FPS Test

When I bought my Sony PMW-F55 from Rule.com I knew it was going to be an amazing camera. I was looking at replacing my Red One MX digital cinema camera and needed a similar style large sensor camera that would compliment my Sony PDW-F800. I needed a digital cinema/broadcast television camera hybrid. My Red One […]

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Thorn Mountain Maple Mini-Documentary – Shot on Sony PMW-F55 with HDx35 mkII B4 Lens Adapter

A few years ago, I was visiting my family in Arizona. We stopped for breakfast at a local diner and I ordered pancakes. I asked the server for real maple syrup. She looked at me strangely and asked me what real syrup was. She only knew of store bought table syrup or the brown stuff […]

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Capturing Content for the Extreme Mount Washington Museum

Last December, I spent almost the entire month in New Hampshire on the top of Mount Washington, the home of the world’s worst weather. I was hired to shoot wintery, interactive content for the newly updated “Extreme Mount Washington” summit museum set to open spring 2014. The idea was to capture the extreme winter environment, […]

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Balancing a Vinten tripod head and using the new blueBridge adapter

This past April, I travelled to Las Vegas to attend and work at the National Association of Broadcasters convention (NAB). I split my time speaking to people at the event in the Vinten and Kessler booths. The tripod is one of my most important pieces of kit. I use one everyday to stabilize my camera […]

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