DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
ALL YOU NEED FOR YOUR PRODUCTION
CAMERA | MONITORS | TRIPODS & SLIDERS | LIGHTING & GRIP | LENSES & MATTE BOXES | GIMBALS & DRONES
These are featured items shown, which are immediately available unless stated otherwise. Almost anything can be sourced and catered for any job. If you need a gear list, please shoot me an email. Thanks.
VERSATILE, POWERFUL CAMERA SYSTEMS:
ARRI ALEXA MINI LF (LARGE FORMAT) -
The gold standard. For our clients who have the budget to shoot with the best - The ARRI ALEXA Mini LF provides exceptional image quality for large-format capture, with the same sensor and recording formats the ARRI Alexa LF. Featuring an unrivaled image, with remarkable dynamic range, beautiful, natural skin tones. Robust, reliable and easy to operate, cutting down set up time.
My "Ready to Shoot" package includes everything needed to be up and running in no time, focusing on the image at hand.
SONY PXW FX9
2 Cameras Available - Great for multicam interviews, pair with the A7S III on a gimbal and you have an amazing combination. The Sony PXW-FX9 features a full-frame, oversampled 6K Exmor R CMOS sensor that allows you to capture 4K images with cinematic depth of field. Harness an impressive 15-stop dynamic range, 10-bit 4:2:2 to dual slots with options in DCI and UHD p to 60 fps. A staggering 180 fps in HD and output 16-bit raw in 4K or 2K up to 120 fps. Make use of the excellent dual native ISO of ISO of 800/4000. This camera which looks very similar to the Venice big brother, has a beautiful cinematic image. Also available is the XDCA-FX9 Extension Unit to add additional I/O and power to your camera, 4-pin XLR DC power input, D-Tap, as well as a 4-pin Hirose DC power outputs to power accessories and other equipment.
SONY FS7 II
Sony's versatile F7S Mark II (PSWFS7MII) offers a variety of options, with 4K DCI, 2K or HD, built in electronic variable NDs, XLR inputs, out of the box 4K up to 60fps. Comes with E-mount, and options for Metabones Canon's EF or PL mount, Add in the optional XDCA Extension Unit and you get 12-bit 4K or 2K Raw output and up to 240fps. It's the most popular camera on the market today for small to large projects. This is a different color science to the FX9. I recommend the FX9 over this camera, but have available for companies with this system already in their infrastructure.
Read more about the Sony FS7 II
PANASONIC VARICAM 35
Truly one of the best cameras on the market, and highly underrated, with more capabilities than most systems, offering a staggering dual native ISO of 800 and 5000, 4K output, as well as in and external camera color grading. Capture the beautiful Varicam look with 14+ stops of dynamic range, up to 120 fps in ProRes, audio capture with high frame rates. The Varicam 35 image and dynamic range rivals the ARRI Alexa, and the system used in anything from narrative features, shorts, episodic TV, documentaries and music.
Read more about the Panasonic Varicam.
SONY A7S III
A full frame camera, with built in image stabilization, featuring remarkable low-light capabilities, up to 120fps in 4K at 10 bit 4:2:2 and up to 240fps in HD, and 16bit raw HDMI output, the A7S III is an incredibly powerful, versatile system. This matches well with the Sony FX9 or Venice, alone or on a Movi Pro. Available with Metabones EF and PL adapters.
CANON EOS R6
This full-frame mirrorless camera revolves around a refined 20MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC X processor, which afford quick shooting up to 12 fps, apt 4K60 video recording, and wide-ranging sensitivity to ISO 102400. It also sports 5-axis in-body image stabilization to help steady shots when working in low-light conditions.
As a do-everything, highly versatile camera, the R6 also employs the sensor and processor for robust focusing performance.
PRODUCTION MONITORS, WIRELESS SOLUTIONS:
SMALLHD 1703 P3X V-MOUNT KIT
With incredible color accuracy, impressive daylight view-ability, and rugged build quality with milled aluminum housing, the SmallHD 1703 17-inch HD reference grade monitor is an excellent addition to any production, at home in the field or studio. Covering 100% DCI-P3, with PageBuilder, easy LUT installation, False Color, multiple scope options with up to three cutomizable scopes on a single screen at the same time, dual view and more.
Comes with V-mount, C-stand mount with VESA compatibility, feet, RapidRail Mount, screen protector, 8GB SD card, sunhood. SDI cables available.
SMALLHD 703 ULTRABRIGHT MONITOR
The SmallHD 703 UltraBright is the brightest 7-inch monitor available at this time, boasting a big 2200 nits brightness, covering 100% REC709, with HDR preview, offering PageBuilder OS, excellent 3D LUT support, false color, multiple scope options, dual view, 12v Lemo, cross conversion from HDMI to SDI and SDI to HDMI, and more.
Read more about the SmallHD 703 Ultra Bright.
SMALLHD 503 ULTRABRIGHT MONITOR
The SmallHD 503 UltraBright is the smaller brother to the 703, with the same features. This is an excellent monitor for both large and smaller systems and the best monitor for gimbals like Movi Pro. Boasting a big 2200 nits brightness, covering 100% REC709, with HDR preview, offering PageBuilder OS, excellent 3D LUT support, false color, multiple scope options, dual view, 12v Lemo, cross conversion from HDMI to SDI and SDI to HDMI, HDR preview function, and more.
Read more about the SmallHD 503 UltraBright.
TERADEK BOLT 4K LT RECEIVER AND TRANSMITTER KIT
2 kits available. Transmit and receive lossless HD video from up to 750' line of sight with the Bolt 4K LT 750 3G-SDI/HDMI Wireless Transmitter and Receiver Kit from Teradek. The kit includes a wireless transmitter and receiver that feature bright OLED displays and can wirelessly receive up to 4K30 video with 10-bit 4:2:2 HDR support. The transmitter inputs up to 4K video over HDMI or up to 1080p60 video via 3G-SDI, and the receiver outputs video via HDMI and 3G-SDI.
TERADEK CUBE 755 TRANSMITTER
Get world-class video quality in a rugged, portable chassis for quick video deployments at any location. HEVC, also known as H.265, is a next-generation compression standard that offers a number of enhancements over H.264. Compared to AVC (H.264) compression, HEVC is 50% more efficient.
BLACKMAGIC ATEM MINI PRO ISO HDMI SWITCHER
The ATEM Mini Pro ISO HDMI Live Stream Switcher from Blackmagic Design is a four-input live production switcher with an integrated control panel designed for multicamera live streaming up to HD video to the internet via Ethernet output. It features a USB output that allows you to record the program output as well as record the individual HDMI inputs to an external USB drive (not included).
LENSES, MATTEBOXES, FOLLOW-FOCUS:
Glass is catered per project, depending on the look and feel required. I have access to excellent spherical, and anamorphic cinema lenses. That said, he below are immediately available and provide a solid focal range that may be suited for your needs.
ANGÉNIEUX EZ1, 2 KIT (FF & SUPER 35)
The lightweight Angénieux Type EZ T2.0 series features Interchangeable Rear Optics (IRO technology™). Both the 15-40 and 30-90 lenses allow the rear lens group to be exchanged between S35mm (up to 30mm image diagonal), and FF/VistaVision format (up to 46mm image diagonal). The 15-40 T2.0 becomes a 22-60mm T3 and the 30-90 a 45-135mm, allowing you maximum future proof in a fast, gorgeous, versatile lens covering a large focal length variation.
Excellent for any project.
CANON L-SERIES LENSES
For the more budget contious, I offer the following L-Series lenses from Canon:
RT MOTION MK 3.1 WIRELESS FOLLOW FOCUS - 2 MOTOR
An excellent wireless follow focus system with 2 motors, as well as 2 thumbwheel controllers if used on a gimbal for a solo operator when we don't have the luxury of an AC.
Powerful, near silent motors. Controller has simultaneous 4 Axis control (Knob, Slider, A and B), 6 with a force-joystick option added as well.
Read more about the RT Motion MK3.1.
BRIGHT TANGERINE MISFIT KICK - 3 STAGE MATTEBOX
The core of the Misfit Kick, featuring the patented reveal stage to transform from 2-stage to 3-stage without tools or extra hardware.
Tool-less conversion from 2-stage to 3-stage using patented Reveal stage
Wide field of view with Frame Safe clamp adapters
Lightweight & compact design
Compatible with ARRI filter trays
BRIGHT TANGERINE MISFIT ATOM- LIGHTWEIGHT MATTEBOX
Taking lightweight to the limitTo create the lightest matte box possible, we stripped it down to the core. Almost weightless, Misfit ATOM gives you more possibilities than ever before. Designed with gimbals and Steadicam in mind. The tray less filter holder allows you to load filters directly into the core, keeping weight to an absolute minimum.
GIMBALS & DRONES:
DJI RONIN RS2
The RS 2 gimbal is a redesigned follow-up to the Ronin-S gimbal with a payload of up to 10 lb. 25% lighter and more compact thanks to carbon fiber axis arms and a shorter grip handle with a smaller battery cartridge, with a 12-hour runtime. The motors are about 20% more powerful and support cameras such as the ALEXA Mini LF. I highly recommend a combo of RS2 and Air 2S for speed, features, and reliability over Movi Pro and Phantom 4 Pro.
Read more about the DJI Ronin RS2.
FREEFLY MOVI PRO WITH MIMIC
Freefly Systems' Movi Pro offers a buffet of unique, easy to achieve shots. It's smart, versatile, the most reliable gimbal around, and very powerful, in every way. With our gear, it's just sensational. Multiple options from screens, wireless, follow focus, ReadyRig, EasyRig and more. Inquire for more info.
Read more about the Movi Pro.
DJI PHANTOM 4 PRO - V1 and V2.0
I am an FAA Part 107 certified drone pilot. Trained by the nation's leader in drone training - Dart Drones.
Capture stellar 4K imagery and slow mo up to 120fps with DJI's Phantom 4 Pro. A portable solution, with very fast set up times. Rest easy with a FAA Part 107 certified pilot under control.
Read more about the Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian Edition.
DJI AIR 2S
A phenomenal new drone with stellar imagery. Featuring a 1-inch CMOS sensor, powerful autonomous functions, and a compact body weighing less than 600 g.
Shoots up to 5K video with a maximum aperture of F2.8.
Read more about the DJI Air 2S.
The lights below are immediately available. Of course, access to much larger fixures, cranes, bigger grip packages, are available.
RAM PROMASTER 1500 - 1 - TON LIGHTING, GRIP & CAMERA, DRONE...ANYTHING...VAN
The SMP RAM Promaster 1500, customized to carry any gear needed, in multiple configurations for a particular gig. With this highly versatile van, you've got options from great lighting, camera, gimbal and drone, catered to specific needs per shoot, with a compact package, ready to shoot, and saving you time on set. Larger packages can be customized to cater for any size job. Inquire at email@example.com.
Listed are just some of my more compact and powerful fixtures which are immediately available:
HUDSON SPIDER MOZZIE DELUXE KIT
There's a reason why this has taken the film industry by storm and used by the top cinematographers in the world. It's fast, gorgeous, bright, efficient, turns into a 43 inch or 7 foot umbrella bounce, and is light and easy to rig.
The smaller brother to the Redback, is travel ready and outputs a stellar, high quality light. Probably the most beautiful light you've ever seen.
Read more about the Hudson Spider Mozzie.
APUTURE LIGHTSTORM 600D PRO WITH FRESNEL, 36° SPOT LIGHT
The LS 600d Pro is the latest and brightest flagship light in the AputureLight Storm COB product line. Its immensely bright 600W COB LED output positions the 600d Pro as one of the brightest point source LEDs on the market. With only a 720W Max Power Draw, this light is able to approach the brightness of 1200W HMIs at only a fraction of their total energy consumption, allowing you to power more than one from a single household circuit. I have 2 x F10 fresnel accessories as well as 36° spotlights.
Read more about Aputure Lightstorm 600D Pro.
LITEPANELS GEMINI 2X1
A gorgeous soft light with a High CRI/TLCI of 97 (Daylight) and 99 (Tungsten). Featuring variable color temperature CCT Mode, Plus / Minus Green Control, Hue, Light Intensity and Saturation Control and much more. Comes with a DOPChoice Snapgrid.
Controllable via smart phone app thanks to the added dongle!
Read more about the LitePanels Gemini.
LITEPANELS GEMINI 1X1 HARD
With an incredibly bright output of over 3000 lux @10ft/3m, Gemini 1x1 Hard delivers the brightest and most accurate 1x1 light ever. Blast through a silk, magic cloth, grid cloth, build layers of diffusion or bounce light off a board, with precision control of hue, saturation, intensity, gels and effects, Gemini 1x1 Hard gives you the power to control and create your own extraordinary. Comes with egg crate and diffuser.
Read more about the LitePanels Gemini.
ALADDIN FABRIC-LITE 200
With almost LIMITLESS rigging possibilities, the Aladdin Fabric-Lite is a powerful, fold-able, 3x3ft fabric that is especially useful for having a super fast, battery powered bi-color fixture for travel purposes. Dimmable from 1-100% with an adjustable color temperature from 2900°K to 6300°K. Comes with a lightweight tube frame used to create a gorgeous softbox, as well as an egg crate.
Read more about the Aladdin Fabric-Lite 200.
ASTERA TITAN TUBE FP-1 - 8 LIGHT KIT
Especially designed for the Film, Broadcasting and Cinema industries. Optimized for an High CRI and TLCI of 96+, with tunable white color range from 1,750K to 20,000K, colors, HSI control, Green/Magenta correction, effects like Emergency, and so much more.
This excellent kit includes 8 Astera Titans in a charging case, with stands, and more
ART7 ASTERABOX CRMX
AsteraBox CRMX is the interface between lights and controller. It can be used as a wireless DMX transmitter with CRMX technology and also works as interface between app and lights. Its built-in battery enables an easy and time-saving setup, just like with all of Astera’s products. Control your Titans and Helios fixtures easily.
ASTERA HELIOS TUBE FP-2
With all the features of the Titan Tube, but half the size (22.7 inches), the Heliosis excellent for tight spaces, hiding fixtures.
High CRI and TLCI of 96+, with tunable white color range from 1,750K to 20,000K, colors, HSI control, Green/Magenta correction, effects like Emergency, and so much more
Read more about the Astera Heliios Tube FP2.
SACHTLER VIDEO 18 ON FLOWTECH 100 (100mm Ball)
Take efficiency on set or on location with the revolutionary Flowtech 100 from Sachtler. This is my go to tripod for most shoots, and speeds up set up times significantly.
Provides a height range from a low 10" to 5' and quickly moves from low to high shots, with a payload up to 66lbs. Easy to carry with smoother, flatter leg design, as well as carry handle. Once you use this, you will never go back. Works brilliantly with the 18 S2 fluid head.
Comes with a mid-level spreader as well as rubber feet
KESSLER CRANE SHUTTLE DOLLY
The Kessler Crane Shuttle Dolly is an outstanding addition to any filmmaker's kit. Offering solid billet aluminum construction, easy, fast set up and utilizing speed rail fr longer length slides. Can handle up to 125lbs payload and set up in a variety of shooting situations, inclined, underslung and more. Can be operated manually or with Kessler's CineDrive motion control (shown below).
Read more about the Kessler Crane's Shuttle Dolly.
MATTHEWS BRAUER HOSTESS TRAY KIT
The MSE Brauer Hostess Tray allows one to mount video and film cameras to the car's side door for shooting profiles shoots through the window. Adjusts with the window's up and down movements, and also allows you to open and close the vehicle door.
Read more about Matthews Studio Equipment's Brauer Hostess Tray.
MATTHEWS FREEDOM MOUNT KIT
The Freedom Car Mount from Matthews Studio Equipment gives you excellent camera support and flexibility. Mount a heavier cinema camera on a a vehicle from a car, boat, truck, van, and more. Can take up to an 80 lb payload.
Has a 360° rotating grip head which is secured via a vacuum cup, cheese plate and Ricky Rods.
Read more about Matthews Studio Equipment's Freedom Mount Kit.
DIFFUSION & GRIP OPTIONS
There is a LOT more than what's shown below, but some options available and not limited to are:
3 of 12 X 12 break apart frames
6 X 6 break apart frames
8 X 8 break apart frames
4X4 knife edge gel frames
4x4 break apart frame
4X4 Bleached Muslin
4X4 Unbleached Muslin
4X4 Silent Full Grid Cloth
6X6 Lite Gridcloth.
6X6 1/2 Soft Frost.
12X 2 LiteGrid Cloth.
12X12 Matthews Chroma Green and Blue Screen combo
20X30 Blue Screen
20 ft Truss and crank stands.
Matthews Compact 24X36 scrim, solid, cookie kit.
Wescott Book Light kit with 3/4 silk, 1/2 grid cloth, unbleached muslin.
Rosco E-Colour #215 1/2 Tough Spun (48"x25' Roll)
Rosco #3004 Filter - 1/2 Density Soft Frost (48"x25' Roll)
Wide variety of 25ft gel rolls in various strengths from CTO, CTS, CTB, Urban Vapor, and much more.
Junior stands - 2 rolling, 2 standard - 3 riser.
Matthews slider stands.
8f, 12ft., 20 ft speed rail and more options
Of course the usual Matthelinis, Quacker Clamps. Mafer Clamps, Cheeseboro (Swivel and locked) Clamps, Junior to Baby Adapters, Scissor Clamps, C-Clamps, Furni Clamps, sound blankets, etc,
...and much more.