Published October 17, 2010
If you’re on a tight budget and you don’t want to spend for a ThinkTank Bag or similar and really need one, well think again because you can just make one for yourself for just under $50.
The materials I used here were old foam/mattress that’s just lying around and a Samsonite bag. You can get the bag for a cheaper price at Ross or Marshalls (here in the US). For the foam, I found out that they have those at Jo-Ann fabrics. I used a bread knife to cut the portions of the foam to match my gear and it should at least be smaller than the actual camera that you have for it to be tight (please see photos below).
Also, I put in 3 layers of foam (just match the size of the foam to the size of your bag), lower layer and then middle, this has the cutout for your gear and last would be the cover or the third layer to protect everything from falling. So there you have it, all your gear in one bag!
Gears inside my DIY ThinkTank bag are the ff:
Tamron 17-50mm 2.8
Tokina 11-16mm 2.8
Canon 50mm 1.8
Audio Technica AT875R
HDV Z96 LED lights
Plus the tripod, wireless lav mics, eneloop batteries and other accessories.
I hope you find this useful. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. Thanks!
Published October 14, 2010
This wedding was a remarkable one. For one thing, it was celebrated on 10.10.10. Also, it was my first time shooting with the Glidecam and I think that it’s a must have for any wedding, although I have tried a DIY counterpart of that Glidecam before and it was pretty good and was also cumbersome because of its heavy weight. For the weather, it was sizzling hot that day with high contrast and no clouds at all. It wasn’t an ideal weather to shoot since it was too bright, although it started around 4pm.
I wanna give a shout out to my 2nd shooter, Jeruel Garado, for those amazing shots. Awesome job, man!:D Also, let’s not forget the very accomodating couple, Kendra and Clint, they were great.
Anyway, I think the team did an amazing job capturing their moment. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.
Here’s the highlights.
Published October 14, 2010
Hey guys here’s another spot that I shot recently at a warehouse here in Miami. The company is called Pakobel, I thought Ali (the one being interviewed in the video) meant “Taco Bell” I was like, Taco Bell’s now selling carpets and rugs? Hmmmmnnn…Lol.
Kidding aside, we had fun during the shoot and it was a breeze working with Ali and his crew.
I’d like to thank my Dad who just came back from Canada for helping me out.
Here’s the video.
Published October 7, 2010
Maybe you guys are wondering why on earth I posted these clips below on my wedding blog. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, it’s supposed to be just weddings but it’s not.
We also shoot birthdays, commercials, music videos and short films. So don’t be surprised if you see a lot of those videos here.
Anyway, here’s the 30 second commercial and the soft opening video of a local restaurant that I shot and edited.
30 second spot:
Soft opening video: