Lomography Sprocket Rocket pt. 2

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here. I finally used the Sprocket Rocket in “ideal” conditions, exposing exactly where it falls apart and where it succeeds. In my initial review, I discovered that I enjoyed taking the Sprocket Rocket out. It didn’t add any weight to whatever I had it in, it was a great conversation starter, …

Matthew Duclos guesses Cheap vs Expensive Lenses

In which we head over to Duclos Lenses to show lens expert Matthew Duclos some footage we shot with a Canon “Nifty” 50mm and an Arri Master Prime 50mm to see if he could spot the differences.

GoPro HERO7 Black Review // ProVideo Coalition

[This is an excerpt. The full article was written for and originally appeared on ProVideoCoalition.com] The big question is, how does the footage look? Well, if you have a HERO6 Black you know, as the 6 and 7 share the same GP1 sensor, but since I don’t I was quite impressed. I did note that there’s a certain way you …

In Use: Canon C200

I was sent the Canon C200 to review, and while there are a handful of pretty comprehensive reviews from a more clinical perspective, in an effort to shed light on its usability I just grabbed the thing and started shooting. Here’s how that shook out. To start, I’ve shot 99% of OWL BOT’s content on a C100mkII, so I’m already familiar with the body …

LED Lighting is King

Kenny stops by Stray Angel to talk about the current crop of LED lights for film and television and just how far they’ve come. Lights Used: Litepanels Gemini Arri Skypanel S60-C Hive Hornet 200-C Kino Flo Freestyle

Sprocket Rocket Teal 2.0 // Lomography

If you’ve been following OWL BOT for a couple years you’ll know how much sprocket photography I do. The combination of the wide, cinema-like aspect ratio traditionally only seen with cameras like the XPan and the sort-of Punk Rock aesthetic of using the wrong film in the wrong camera and seeing the parts of the negative you’re not “supposed” to …

Quasar Q-Lion LED // ProVideo Coalition

The 12” Q-LION is a 95+ CRI, bi-color LED lamp from Quasar Science. I was given it, and the new mounting kit from Filmtools, to take on a few of my shoots to review. As the videos haven’t been released at the time of this writing, I’ve included screen grabs and BTS photos below. First off, this thing is surprisingly …

Tactical Filmmaking: Condor Ronin Chest Rig

A while back I had the thought to put together a rig that I could use on various shoots that would make being a solo operator easier. Having to carry around a big cinema battery in my back pocket was less than ideal and if I ever needed a tool or something, I would have to have it in a …