zacuto films

Web series creators Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn produced their first web show, FilmFellas in December 2008. FilmFellas went on for eight seasons before retiring. This Emmy Award winning web series (Midwest Chapter) brings together some of the industry’s top filmmakers for round table discussions on the indie film industry.

In August 2009, their second web series [ critics ], premiered with dueling co-hosts Steve Weiss and DP Phillip Bloom and was the first episodic show to exclusively critique web based video content. In the spring of 2010, the Emmy winning series (Midwest Chapter), The Great Camera Shootout was launched. The series showcased a DSLR comparison of top performing hybrid cameras against the gold standard of 35mm film.


FilmFellas Cast 8: ASC Cinematographers Great Camera Shootout Critics
Emmy Award Winning Series (Midwest Chapter)FilmFellas: Cast 8 ASC Cinematographers Emmy Award Winning Series (Midwest Chapter) The Great Camera Shootout 2010where gunslinging DSLRs face-off against legendary 35mm Film. [critics] Season 3: offering an eclectic mix of personalities, perspectives and laughter

bts: A Documentary about Making Documentaries The Great Camera Shootout 2011 Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012
bts: a web series “A Documentary about Making Documentaries” The Great Camera Shootout 2011 Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012

In April 2011, we released our next web show, bts: a web series ~ “A Documentary about Making Documentaries”, Zacuto Films followed Director, T.C. Johnstone, Producer, Greg Kwedar along with their entire film crew and documented this amazing journey in the making of their upcoming documentary “Rising From Ashes.” In June 2011 we released, The Great Camera Shootout 2011, a documentary about the Single Chip Camera Evaluation (SCCE) series of tests conducted by Robert Primes. The SCCE consisted of fifteen tests comparing twelve different cameras on a multitude of levels. The cameras used in the tests were the Arri Alexa, Sony F-35, Sony F3, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 7D, Canon 1D Mark IV, Nikon D7000, Weisscam HS-2, Phantom Flex, Panasonic AG-AF100, RED ONE M-X and 35mm Kodak 5213 and 5219 film. Each camera faced in-depth analysis in regard to its sharpness, low light sensitivity, exposure latitude, highlight detail, shadow detail, color quality, flesh tone reproduction, compression losses and shutter artifacts. In June 2012, we released The Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout. This shootout is about two things- what a camera is capable of and what a DP, Director of Photography, can do with his abilities to make it look great with all of his skills, experience and talent. The key element here is talent!

Zacuto Video Instructionals

Zacuto DSLR Baselplate Zacuto EVF
Product Instructional Videos: Watch product tutorials on the latest Zacuto USA camera accessories, gadgets and gear which include: DSLR Shooter Kits, Z-Finder, iPhone Point N Shoot and more. Z-Finder EVF Series: the first of its kind, this series documents the development and creation of a new product coming to market.  Hosted by Director, Steve Weiss and Cinematographer, Jens Bogehegn with special guest Digerati, Gary Adcock.