Steadying my Aim – Completing my DIY Shoulder Rig

Yesterday I finally received my SmallRig 1622 Rubber Non-slip Handle Grip, travelling all the way from China since the beginning of April. My original purpose with this purchase through SmallRig’s ebay store was two-fold: 1. To use the rubber grip as an alternative to the alumium threaded SmallRig 1638 Top Handle, to fit the former … More Steadying my Aim – Completing my DIY Shoulder Rig

A Firm Grip – Improving my Shoulder Rig

Assembling my new DIY shoulder rig with components from Zenit (Krasnogorsk-3 Pistol Grip and Telescopic Shoulder Brace), Manfrotto (088LBP Female 1/4″-20 to Male 3/8″ Adapter with Flange) and POOLi™ (D-BASE-2 and POOLiCAGE), I wasn’t fully satisfied with the fit between the grip and the base, even though I had drilled a new hole for the … More A Firm Grip – Improving my Shoulder Rig

A Helping Hand – My first impressions of the SmallRig top handle and lens support (with the POOLiCAGE and POOLi™ base)

Recently I aquired the POOLiCAGE for my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. However, it was delivered without a top handle. And a camera cage isn’t complete without one. Also, my camera rig requires the Meteor 5-1 lens to be supported, to alleviate the burden from the Micro Four Thirds lens mount. So, yesterday, my parcel from … More A Helping Hand – My first impressions of the SmallRig top handle and lens support (with the POOLiCAGE and POOLi™ base)

Lux ex Tenebris – Camera Test Movie I

Herein below is attached my first camera test movie presented by MasterPlan Productions, entitled Lux ex Tenebris. It was filmed, edited, mixed and graded by me, Tomas Stacewicz. Music by courtesy of Chase Rayment (starfrosch.com/hot-100/artist/chase+rayment) used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported Licence (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). The movie is 17:32 minutes long and it was published … More Lux ex Tenebris – Camera Test Movie I

Eastern Promises – Retrofitting the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a wonderful and compact digital film camera with a really high bang for the buck factor, the bang being a Super 16 Sensor in Full HD and CinemaDNG RAW codec with 13 stops of dynamic range and 12 bit RGB 4:4:4 colour space. But it has to be remembered … More Eastern Promises – Retrofitting the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

The Dark Lord has arrived – My first impressions of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Our Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera (a.k.a. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, or BMPCC) has finally arrived after a long journey across the South of Sweden. The last days prior to the arrival I felt a disturbance in the Force; I sensed it was close – the pull towards the Dark Side of the Force felt … More The Dark Lord has arrived – My first impressions of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

My first stumbling steps – A Celluloid Love Story

It all started with my horrific re-experience of Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) back in the early winter months of 2006. I had bought a good Swedish special digibox edition DVD of that film. I believe that I hadn’t seen the film since my first encounter with it in the early 1980’s as … More My first stumbling steps – A Celluloid Love Story