More luscious HDR goodness, this time shot with the 16-35mm GM, 50mm f/1.4 Planar and 85mm f/1.8 lenses. Mostly architecture around Ho Chi Minh City from the French colonial era. Forget everything you heard about HLG being backward compatible: the clip must be viewed on an HDR display or it will look dreadful. “Ruby” by… Read More
In December of 2017, I purchased the Ninja Inferno to get 4K 60p out of my GH5 and to be able to use the recorder as an HDR grading monitor but things didn’t quite go as planned…
Thinh, a teaching assistant at the language center I work for, invited me to spend the weekend at his hometown, My Tho, in Tien Giang province. The city, whose economy is based chiefly on tourism, fishing and agriculture, boasts the very first high school in southern Vietnam as well as the longest bridge in the… Read More
Phuong, a 21 year-old accounting major studying in Saigon, invited me to spend the Tet holiday in her hometown in Dak Lak province. Located in the Central Highlands, the region is noted for its coffee plantations and a sizable population of ethnic minorities. To get there, you have to catch a bus at Mien Dong… Read More
A rooftop BBQ party celebrating the grand opening of Anh Duc’s new rooming house and bar.
An extraordinary meal at lunchtime served at Quan 95, a restaurant in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Cost – $6.00 USD. Care to guess how much this would run in the States?
I went to Vung Tau over the three-day weekend and had a chance to try out my new cine hand jib, an adjustable hand crane from the folks at Cinecity. It’ll take a lot of practice to steady the gizmo, but I’ll be able to get some shots I wouldn’t have been able to do… Read More
I recently added a new tool to my arsenal – a handheld stabilizer that goes simply by the name of Hand Held. I have no idea where it’s manufactured. The Freefly MōVI it is not, but then again, it doesn’t carry a $15,000 price tag either. It’s elegantly crafted from brushed aluminum (no plastic!), with leather for… Read More
What an ordeal it was trying to upload this video to YouTube! First of all, Apple’s QuickTime only allows videos of up to 15 minutes to be uploaded to YouTube, and the clip is almost 24 minutes long. Then, when I tried using YouTube’s own uploader instead, I had to verify my account, but when… Read More