Welcome to Michael's blog. Michael Andrew, (aka Michael The Maven) is a freelance producer, photography instructor, tech innovator, and when needed, disaster aid specialist. Disclaimer: Michael is a participant in Bhphoto & Amazon affiliate programs that provides an advertising commission if you purchase through links on this website.
Want to see what it’s like on a movie set & how many people are involved in a short pilot? Check out my latest YouTube video where I show you a small taste of what’s involved. I only interviewed about half of the crew too! Link in my profile - #bts #pilot #indie #c700
Join me as I take you behind the scenes of an independent TV Pilot with my friend writer Lex Hogan and her fiancé Director Michael Shumway. Learn what some of the crew's responsibilities are and the equipment they use. There were many, many other crew members I was unable to interview unfortunately. I will keep you posted as to when the final product is available to be viewed.
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While the cinematography and choreography were just amazing, this movie had writing and editing problems. At least the first 20 minutes should have been cut, with another 40 or so from the rest of the movie. The writing seemed to just be making up stuff just to fill out the time. Some of the fight sequences are exhausting, but still quite entertaining.
Not as strong as the first two because of this, but still worth seeing if you enjoyed the others.
While many have panned the Canon RP as insufficient for serious pro work, Maui Wedding Photographer Scott Drexler has replaced his two Canon 5Diii's with 2 Canon RPs and has been shooting with them exclusively for his business the last two months. In todays episode fo the Maven Nation photography podcast, Scott shares with us his thoughts about the RP and why it is a game changer for wedding photographers.
NOTE: I talk about the cost of the RP one of the lowest for Full Frame Canon cameras, I meant this in regards to wider focusing coverage as compared to the 5DIII and 5DIV, I mentioned one could go with a 6Dii, but it didnt come out as precise as I wanted.
Huge shout out to https://www.lensprotogo.com for sponsoring this video! We wouldn't be seeing it without their support!
Ladies and Gentlemen! WE HAVE DONE IT!! Thank you so much to the many of you who gave feedback, shared my videos, posted in forums and relayed information you received from Canon, I can confirm that Firmware update 1.2.0 resolves the banding issue I reported back in November on the Canon EOS R!
I received a lot unfounded criticism from those who didn't understand the issue, but we stood by the results we were seeing, that it was a real issue, and now Canon has quietly released a firmware issue that resolves it! WELL DONE EVERYONE! This is how powerful social media can be when we work together! If you are an EOS R owner, I would strongly suggest you update to 1.2.0 and reap the benefits of improved sensor performance!
This will be SPOILER FREE, so no need to worry. There was some idiot on Instagram Posting images of it last night that almost ruined it for me. What a loser! Definitely be careful not to ruin the movie going experience for others.
Avengers Endgame is unlike any other Marvel movie ever, because it spends a lot of time building empathy for its characters, and humanizes the losses of Infinity War. This is what makes it so good, we are able to connect with the characters on a level we haven't been able to in the other films. Marvel gets this, and if more film makers did, movies in general would be so much better.
Endgame is able to make you feel a variety of emotions, just like Alita Battle Angel, There are many sad, happy and funny parts of the movie, again allowing us to connect emotionally with the film itself. Only a few lulls here and there, but I think this is the best Marvel movie as a whole, but remember it stands on the shoulders of all the other 22 films, so it feels inappropriate to judge it on its own, its like "of course it has to be the best".
Its a very long movie, but worth it. There is an article online about when to take Bathroom Breaks for Endgame, I would recommend reading and memorizing it because it is likely you might need it, and I did end up using it.
I will definitely see it at least one more time in theaters.
Just a heads up & word of warning, Canon has downgraded the hot shoe mount on the new SL3 so there no central pin! What this means is that nearly all non-Canon flash accessories will not work with this camera, you will have to buy a Canon flash or accessory! Unbelievable!
(And it turns out this is the second camera they have done this with, the first was the T7, 3000D or 4000D depending on where you buy it.)
If you are set on a Canon in this price range, get the M50, which has its center pin!
I have a free tutorial on the SL3 coming if you do end up getting it, but I would try to get something else if possible.