News & Events
Our Control Grip unfortunately didn’t make it due to some last minute tweaks for Zacuto’s high quality standards, but stay tuned for updates and we’ll be showcasing it at Cine Gear in June.
Gear & Tools
How do you securely support these often long and heavy lenses, particularly on DSLR cameras with only one screw mount connecting a camera to a baseplate? And, how do you get that support without adding an arduous screw mount procedure to every lens change? These were the questions and challenges that inspired the Zacuto design team to create the Canon Lens Support and Zeiss Lens Support.
In the News
The Boston Creative Pro User Group just wrapped up two Emerson College events as part of BOSCPUG’s Documentary and Film Festival month in March and user group leader Daniel Bérubé called upon Zacuto to get involved in a special way.
Bérubé, an Emerson ’89 alumni, was asked by Anna Feder of Emerson’s Department of Visual and Media Arts to establish the audience award for both the IT’S ALL TRUE: Student Documentary Showcase and the 14th Annual Emerson College Film Festival.
Tips & Tricks
It’s easy to focus on one technical or artistic skill, but realistically you need to learn every technical component that makes film interesting. Research rigorously. Make beautiful pictures. Make data and text compelling. Animate concepts and stories. Practice digital and analog art so that you are ahead of popular visual style.
Get an awesome computer, download the Adobe Creative Suite and learn how to use it. To execute masterful post-production, you need to invest in the right set up.
When I started writing DPBLOG, I thought it might be a good idea to do some product reviews. There are lots of “first impression” type reviews on the web. I love reading these because there is always some new gear coming out with new features, and I get really excited about the creative possibilities that emerge from this new technology.
For the sake of being a little bit different, I decided I would like to review a product that I have owned for a while.
New In Rentals
We’ve got all the newest accessories, like the Z-Drive and Tornado follow focus combo and the curved, comfy, universal Quick Release Shoulder Pad. Pair these new accessories with a Zacuto rental camera* or your own camera to make a balanced and effective Recoil shoulder mounted rig. Add the new Zacuto Axis EVF mount with a Half Cage or Z-Rail mount to hold your EVF and you’re ready to rock!
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