Author: Stevefm

Working with the Four Percent

Working with the Four Percent In the start of 2017, I was fortunate to meet and start working with Vick Strizheus of the Four Percent. We have had some great projects since then and I want to introduce you to

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Keeping the Goal Alive

In the never ending quest for better gear, I have progressed from Tungsten lamps to LED panels to LED Fresnels (Sola 4s and 6s) and most recently, LED Flexlights. The jump to LEDs and then flexible LEDs have been amazing

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Steel Yourself

Sometimes, it’s just better to do it yourself. Like when its time to make custom parts for your Polecam. And in this case, when I say by myself, I mean with all of the adult males from the farm leading

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Traveling Light (yes, light)

Lots of Airports. I have seen what feels like all of them. That’s not even close to true… but I do get a round a lot. And packing for production is something you can not gloss over. Whether its Polecam

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Another Polecam Day in the OR

We received a call for Polecam in an OR. Collin and I stepped up and made things happen in Chicago. We have very few pictures from setting ups on surgery days. Surgery is always early morning and in the rush

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Going High End

A high end client had some commercials to produce. We had the budget to add some PL glass to accompany the 4K images we were going to capture. Translation: time to play with some high end toys! We shot 4K

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Wines at Home

A group of us are working on a long format doc about South Dakota Wines. There is a lot to know about this topic. We are only scratching the surface and the stories being uncovered are incredible. To get some

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Glitter Bomb

This could have been titled; No officer, I didn’t do it! Let me explain. A lot of the material I work on is not for public consumption. Its often held for a later broadcast date, part of a timed campaign

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Polecam at LA Auto Show

Just before Thanksgiving was the Press Event postion of the LA Auto Show. John Gillen needed a second Polecam op for the Jaguar Land Rover booth and I gladly obliged. With the less than optimal flooring at these events, the

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From NYC to LA

I am currently in Las Angles preparing for the LA Auto Show. Where does the time go? I haven’t posted a single bit from the NYC auto show and that was months ago. For this show, I was on the

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Polecam takes Aim

Freshly released by Springfield Armory, is The Saint. Its the first AR platform from Springfield Armory and I was there to help document the group of writers doing through their introduction, training and shooting drills in Las Vegas. Epicosity, an

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Virtual Reality Is Really COOL!

With Fall upon us I need to post about what I did last summer. One of the most unique shoots was a Virtual Reality project that focused on bees. So imagine this; you in a virtual environment, not only surrounded

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Carpool Karaoke

SDSU opened their new stadium, the Dana J Dykehouse Stadium, this September with a blow out concert featuring Luke Bryan and then 2 days later had a big win over Drake.  Part of the festivities included several videos to keep

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I’m winded!

I worked with a colleague last week on a shoot for his new client. Someone new to the world of video production. The shoot went great. He directed and would be editing the final pieces. I did the lighting and

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More Grippage

Its kind of fun to show how we rig different set ups. Here are some samples recent shoots. We were testing how we would rig up a multi-camera shoot in a vehicle. We needed to mount 3 mini cams and

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Slew of Interviews

Many of my recent projects have been centered around creating well lit interviews incorporating part of their work or home environment into the background. In this setting the subject really lays out their full story for the camera. The issue

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Sony E3

Sony launched their latest round of PlayStation material and a new Virtual Headset at E3 in June. And Polecam was a part of the show. Creative Technologies was behind the scenes and put on a heck of a presentation. Massive

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Solar, Grid and Patches

Mid-June was my travel time. LA for 6 days, home for 18 hours then 3 days in Chicago. Early July has me in Atlanta. But before getting to that I saw some cool stuff along the way. Solar:  In the

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2016 NAB Wrap #3 – Santa Fe Band

You think I was working the whole time?  HA. Gavin Wigg from Steam Digital and I went to see Las Vegas band Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns. It was way off strip (like in Arizona) and they play

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2016 NAB Wrap #2

Of course resolution is also a big deal at the trade shows. 4K is here and in use, everywhere. I had seen an 8K camera and monitor a few years ago at the show and now someplace in South Korea

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