Coming Soon! A video review of one of the latest pieces of gear from our friend Chris at Express35.com. The all new Event Shoulder Rig was customer inspired and is marketed for those looking for something compact, ergonomic and balanced (comes with counterweight, yay!). There are (2) versions available, an offset version for those who would like to use their non-electronic viewfinders, like the LCDVF or Zacuto Z-Finder. This is perfect solution to get the eyepiece positioned directly in front of your eye. I will be reviewing the second option, the inline version which will allow me the option to utilize my Zacuto EVF Snap and perfect for newer cameras with the flip-out screens like the T3i, 60D, etc.. I have been putting it through it’s paces and almost ready to share my thoughts. Express35 is known for their high quality products, extremely reasonable prices and helpful customer service.. Their website is a must stop for all filmmakers on a limited budget.
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Last week I received the awesome Zacuto EVF Flip. This left me to totally redesign my Cowboy Studio/Express35 shoulder rig. At first I thought I would no longer need the Express35.com offset adapter (reviewed here), but after trying different combinations, it is still a vital piece of the configuration. The camera is no longer directly in front of my left eye, now with the EVF in place, I can now move it back onto the rig itself, inline with the shoulder support. The EVF is supported to a rod with an articulating arm, which now sits in Continue reading
My submission into the Moby, Vimeo and Saatchi & Saatchi music video challenge. This is dedicated to all the fathers, husbands, son and brothers that have lost someone special….
A young mother suffering from a terminal illness finally succumbs to her pain and agony. Leaving behind a heartbroken father that is having difficulty moving on and their young, brave daughter. While reminding him how to live and love again, the young girl teaches her father how to welcome the future after a tragic loss. Continue reading
**6/23/2011 Update: Part 3 with Zacuto EVF now posted!
Follow-up to my previous blog post, “Review: Cowboy Studio Shoulder Rig“. This time showing a new piece to the shoulder rig, the Express.35.com “Rig X“. I am located in San Antonio, TX, if you are in the Central Texas area and would like a demo, just let me know! Continue reading
A few days ago I tweeted a couple pics of my new Run and Gun DSLR Rig, the Cowboy Studio (CBS) Shoulder Support Pad. Since then I have received a lot of requests for more information and additional pics, so here we go….
First off thanks to Caleb Pike and Phil Hoyt for turning me on to this idea and saving me hundreds of dollars! I was looking for an affordable solution and this sure did fit the bill.
For those unfamiliar with the product it’s basically a low cost, lightweight shoulder rig, and retails anywhere from $20.00 to $30.00 online. I have used other DSLR rigs, including the Red Rock Micro eyeSpy Standard, which sells for $826.50. However, I must say I greatly prefer the CBS solution. One of the biggest features I like about the CBS rig is that it can be completely hands free. While using the Red Rock Micro system, I often found myself needing to use both of my hands, which was simply impossible. With the CBS I can do just that. Ohhh..and did I mention how comfortable it is? It’s much lighter then anything else I have tried and put’s less strain on my back and shoulders, which allows me to go longer with less fatigue. Continue reading