FIELD NOTES

Gear Tests, Video Reviews, Techniques, Press

 

Gear Test: BLackmagic micro panel

For the short film we recently made with Weta Workshop, Joey color graded the footage using the Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel. In this review, Joey goes through his workflow for grading the shots to get specific looks, and tests this physical control panel to get the most out of the DaVinci Resolve software.


Gear Test: Kessler Motorized Slider

More gear testing and some behind the scenes production! Joey gives an update to his use of camera sliders with this review of a motorized slider sysetm using the Kessler Second Shooter+ controller. Here's how Joey uses sliders for production of Tested videos, product coverage, timelapses, and other types of cinematography.


Make(Break) Interview 

I was interviewed by the site Make(Break) to talk about "[...] workflow, gear and philosophy for capturing everything from One Day Builds with Adam Savage to expeditions in the Arctic with astronaut Chris Hadfield."


GEAR TEST: Tilta Gravity G2

Tested's Joey Fameli tests the Tilta Gravity G2 camera stabilizer, made for DSLRs and other handheld cameras. Using it with his GH5, Joey shows how he's used it in studio and on location and what kind of interesting shots you can get with a gimbaled stabilizer.


GEAR TEST: Panasonic GH5 & Gh5s

Testing out both the Panasonic GH5 and it's low-light cousin the GH5s.


GEAR TEST: APUTURE 120D LightStorm

Diving into the lighting setups for filming Tested videos in various studio and workshop environments, using his favorite LED studio light: the Aputure 120D Lightstorm.


TLDC Interview

TLDC's Interview with me on my professional career, shooting style, production and post-production workflow, and gear that I use.


Gear Test: Blackmagic Ursa

In-depth with the Blackmagic USRA Mini 4.6K cinema camera, testing it for various types of shoots and explaining the use of color spaces and LUTs for post-production editing.


Cinematography Database Interview

Cinematography Database's interview with me on starting out and managing the production aspects of Tested.com


Newtek Writeup

Newtek -- the company behind the broadcast equipment series, the Tricaster -- did a write up about me and my use of their equipment in the Tested Production pipeline.


GEAR TEST: BLACKMAGIC MICRO CINEMA CAMERA

Testing out the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, with a behind-the-scenes look at how we used this small formfactor camera for a variety of Tested shoots, timelapses, vehicles rigging, and travel video. 


Media ManagEment Workflow

Media management workflow for shooting and editing various projects.


GEAR TESTS: SONY A6500

Testing the Sony a6500 and how an interchangeable lens photography camera like the a6500 would fit into a video workflow.


My Approach to Color grading

A behind the scenes look at how I approach the color grading process of a Tested.com One Day Build. This is less of a "how to", and more a exercise in how I use motivated color looks to change with each act break of a video.


GEAR TEST: FUJINON'S 18-55MM CINEMA LENS

Review of the Fujinon MK 18-55 zoom lens, which is notable for its price as a entry-level cine lens, as well as a demonstration on how professional cinema lenses operate and perform differently than still photography lenses for video.


ProVideo Coalition Writeup

Provideo's writeup on me about shooting in the Arctic using their Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras.


Adobe Premiere Keyboard Shortcuts

Rattling off a few of my favorite (customized) keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Premiere CC.