Archive for July, 2013

Tom Antos’s video segment: RED Epic vs DSLR’s

Posted in Photojournalism, Reviews, Video on July 28, 2013 by William Hooks

I have to agree with his simple and straightforward comments- that’s why I bought my D600 instead of a D800 despite being able to afford the more expensive body. That savings was put into lighting, grip and other areas of production.

Here’s the link:

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Nice YouTube video: Adding motion to interviews (Next Wave DV)

Posted in Photojournalism, Studio Portraiture, Travel, Video on July 28, 2013 by William Hooks

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I also enjoy using slow motion as depicted here, but I usually do it in post (Premiere Pro/After Effects) rather than at capture.

Updated my Blogroll today- new links

Posted in Music, Photography, Photojournalism, Reviews, Studio Portraiture, Video on July 28, 2013 by William Hooks

I included several programs from the Adobe Master Collection CS6- my core software along with Lightroom for video and still imaging file storage and manipulation.

Also added was Nikon Camera Control Pro 2, which I recommend to Nikonians who want to be able to tether their captures. It supports stills and video.

Some details regarding my setup for #2 Cinema rig (Benro DV-15c)

Posted in Photojournalism, Video on July 23, 2013 by William Hooks
lower right: high capacity Beillen Li ion battery to power LED lights, also acts as counterweight for rig

lower right: high capacity Beillen Li ion battery to power LED lights, also acts as counterweight for rig

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attached to leading tripod leg

attached to leading tripod leg

before connection of Sescom cable

before connection of Sescom cable

illustrating Sescom cableconnections allowing dual audio capture and headphone monitoring

illustrating Sescom cableconnections allowing dual audio capture and headphone monitoring

Rig configured for monitor, stereo XLR audio recording and LED lighting

Rig configured for monitor, stereo XLR audio recording and LED lighting

Climate Change Event in Pasadena, CA USA at the office of US Rep. Judy Chu

Posted in Captain's Personal Log with tags , , , , on July 20, 2013 by William Hooks

This is the link to my recent YouTube video about Organizing for Action (OFA), and its efforts regarding Climate Change in southern CA (May 2013).

http://youtu.be/W8QHd_cxjk0 

Beginning steps toward creation of a new documentary about the Zeitgeist Movement

Posted in Captain's Personal Log with tags , , on July 1, 2013 by William Hooks

I ‘m beginning preliminary work to direct and create a collaborative documentary about the Los Angeles Chapter- its members, why they belong to the Movement, and their journeys as they help to achieve its goals whether regionally or otherwise. 

If you are interested in helping me with this project, please contact me and tell me something of your experience with one or more elements which may be needed for such a team. These include writing, research, IT/social media, translators, grips, audio, video, still shooters, musicians, assistant editor/s; this list is not all-inclusive, and if you believe that there’s something else you might wish to contribute I’d like to hear about it.

I would prefer to have team members who have at least a working knowledge of the subject categories listed, but there may be an opportunity for me to train some of those interested if time and other factors allow. It would be helpful if you could share with me what equipment or particular skills you might bring to bear on the project such as cameras, lenses, microphones, musical instruments, or languages spoken.

In addition to this site, I can be reached by cell at (951)-255-9568. I’ve also created a dedicated Facebook page for the documentary ( called ” Zeitgeist Movement, Los Angeles Chapter-Documentary”). 

Thanks for your consideration— and stay out of the heat!