MCOMM Blog

February 24, 2017 The Olympus PEN-F

I’ve gotten into the habit of carrying a camera with me at all times. Not only do I love to shoot, but I find that having a camera always accessible helps to keep my creative juices flowing and photographic skills sharp. Now this, of course, is nothing unusual. Many videographers and photographers are of the… ( read more )

July 29, 2016 Shooting 4K with Sony Mirrorless

If you’ve read some of our previous blogs, you know that MCOMM often uses DSLR rigs for video acquisition. When outfitted with quality “glass” and other peripheral gear, DSLR equipment is capable of capturing amazing footage. Now it’s important to note that MCOMM has several camera platforms at its disposal, including Sony broadcast cams and… ( read more )

November 23, 2015 The Squints

It’s been an awesome fall and early winter that’s taken us just about everywhere… from factory floors to tropical beaches. But don’t be fooled, sometimes the most exotic locations turn out to be the toughest shoots, and conversely, a relatively mundane locale can be quite rewarding. I mention this because the crew and I recently… ( read more )

April 14, 2015 14,000 Feet to Sea Level

The past two months have been an absolute blur of activity – several studio productions for corporate and commercial clients, and numerous location shoots that have taken us from a snowy Pikes Peak to the foggy Golden Gate – so now it’s time to take a deep breath and refresh the creative batteries. But just… ( read more )

January 22, 2015 Cool Images

I tell people all the time that if I’m shooting, then I’m a happy guy. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the other aspects of production, I do. But I find it especially rewarding to be in the studio or on location with a great crew and talented actors, and have all the planning that’s… ( read more )

November 14, 2014 Fifth Street Brew Pub

While our main focus at MCOMM is video production, we also do a fair amount of photography. In fact, over the past 3 months, photo gigs have accounted for a good percentage of our business. We’ve been shooting it all, from corporate events in the Rocky Mountains, to location scenics in the Sonoran Desert. But… ( read more )

June 27, 2014 The Canon EOS C100

I’ve been shooting film and video for more than 35 years (yes I know, that makes me very old), first with an Arriflex 16BL and then with a wide variety of video cameras (my latest main cam is a high-end Sony), but I’ve never been as impressed with the images I’ve captured (and I’d like… ( read more )

May 19, 2014 Timelapse Photography/Videography

We’re always trying new things at MCOMM, and lately we’ve been experimenting with timelapse photography/videography. These can be tricky, it requires specific weather conditions (if it’s an exterior shot), a bit of trial and error, and a lot of patience. In fact shooting timelapse typically involves a generous amount of standing around while hoping that… ( read more )

March 11, 2014 My Camera Case Is Loaded With Crown Royal Bags

So, we’re getting ready to head to Europe for a week-long shoot and packing our gear, when I notice something that a Customs Agent may consider alarming – a camera case loaded with Crown Royal bags. I probably need to explain. About two years ago a client presented me with a bottle of Crown to… ( read more )

January 27, 2014 Beignets in the Crescent City

Back in the studio after a successful 5-day shoot in the Crescent City, and not only did photographer Chris Snyder (view some of Chris’s work here) and I have a chance to sample a few delicious beignets and drink a bit of chicory coffee at the world famous Cafe’ du Monde, we also had ample… ( read more )