When the media company Droneworks Studios travel for assignments they usually travel big. Sometimes they bring with them more than 20 large, stuffed, heavy cases containing big batteries and lots of valuables. In this video co-owner Justin Oakes gives lots of tips on how to travel at this scale.
A good headlamp should be part of the kit of every photographer. Mediarena has mapped out the best headlamps for photographers. To qualify as an indispensable photographer’s tool, the head mounted illuminator must tick the following boxes: Not too big or heavy Built in USB charging Replaceable battery/batteries Red «night light» Some weather resistance As […]
Scuba diver Steve Underwood got tired of searching for a tripod for underwater camera use. So he made a Pakpod. In Steves own words: “I searched far and wide for a tripod I could anchor, adjust, and aim while holding my breath at sixty feet. One that could stand its ground in white water – and be […]
Using rotating tools to make pan or tilt shots is often the easiest and most affordable way to add captive motion to shots. The rotational devices are usually lighter and especially smaller than sliders and jibs. Recommended: Mediarena camera rotation tools comparison table Mediarena motorized sliders guide Be advised to use motion sparingly in finished […]
Canon has announced its EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens, which uses a stepper motor for quieter and more responsive autofocus compared to its “Mark II” predecessor. The new “nifty fifty” also features a 7-blade circular aperture and minimum focus distance of 35cm – both improvements over the Mark II. The compact fifty is just 39mm long […]
Designed specifically for large motion picture camera systems, the Shinn backpack measures in at 80 litres. With a heavier load in mind, F-stop has developed the Shinn’s suspension system to retain the ergonomics and comfort f-stop Mountain Series bags are known for. At the request of film-makers and long lens shooters needing a larger pack, the […]