The Black and Blue is four years old! Can you believe it? Neither can I. So please join me while we take time to look back at the past year of this site and what it means for you and I.
It’s been an incredible year for The Black and Blue and next year looks even more promising. But before we pop champagne to celebrate 2014, let’s take a moment to look back at the most helpful, most entertaining, and most visited posts published on The Black and Blue in 2013.
The Digital Cinema Pocket Guides give you easy reference for your camera in the chaos of the shoot. And now there’s a massive update available today for half the pocket guides that brings them up-to-date with new camera firmware. Plus, a new, better way to download them.
Raw Stock is here with four new questions from readers of The Black and Blue. This week’s topics include how to make sure gear is reliable when renting, the proper way to store lenses, setting day rates, and taking unfair blame on set.
Raw Stock is all about answering your questions: Where can I get a list of all filter tags? How do you explain a camera system to a DP? What is the deal with 23.98 fps? Sent from actual readers, these emails get answered in the inaugural edition of Raw Stock.
This is the most significant change for The Black and Blue in its history. With this new look, I want to help you discover more tips and tricks while sharing my passion for filmmaking. But I also want to reaffirm what has always made The Black and Blue great.
forgive me while, for a brief moment, we take the time to reflect on The Black and Blue — what it’s become and where it’s going — and wish it a Happy 3rd Birthday!
On January 4th, 2010, I transformed The Black and Blue from a portfolio site into a full-blown blog for camera assistants. I had no idea what I was embarking on, but I knew the information I planned to share was unique and needed by tons of people like you striving to become better crew and filmmakers.
The inevitable question anybody starting out in film wants to know is how to get a job — their first job. Becoming the Reel Deal: How to Launch Your Film Career in the Camera Department is a 200-page eBook designed to help you get that crucial first gig within the camera department. And it’s available for you to download for free today.
Do you want to use the RED One with ease without feeling overwhelmed? Right now is the perfect time to download a copy of the RED One Pocket Guide to help you use the camera — as of today it’s been updated!