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Anamorphic Glass is AMAZING

Let me start by saying - since the spawn of my desire to become anything short of a DP I have wanted an anamorphic setup - so when I got to use this SLR Magic Anamorphot for the first time I was pretty exceited/scared/confused. I didn't know if any of my lenses would have any of the qualifications (or what any were) to be used as a taking lens. But as magic would have it my old Sigma 30mm 1.4 had a 58mm filter thread - exactly what the male end of the anamorphot is. The anamorphot itself has a 77mm filter thread which was perfect since I have 77mm filters - wouldn't you know it.

Duel focusing isn't as difficult as people claim it to be - I'm in no way an expert focus puller but it's pretty straightforward after you've messed around with it. I even managed to get it balanced on my Zhiyun Crane 2! Super amazing results. All of this is from a GH4 + Speedbooster XL .64x + sigma + anamorphot. Sadly this setup doesn't work on the GH5's bigger sensor.

Connecting Cookeville Podcast

Podcasts are everywhere now. They help connect, educate, and entertain us while keeping us part of a bigger conversation. This podcast was the brain child of Amber Flynn-Jared of Cookeville, TN. I've built the entire video counterpart from the ground up. You can check it out on youtube.

Lovebird is Coming...

I love working with brands I love. Jackalope Brewery of Nashville has by far been making some of the coolest beers I've ever had. I met up with them last year to promote their flagship beer "Thunder Ann" and it's been a great partnership ever since. I recently promoted their springtime creation "Lovebird".

Jackalope Brewing Company - Lovebird is // Nashville, TN

Cinematography & Post-production: Matt Matheson -

Song: "Sunshine in My Heart" by Jingle Punks

Technical Info:
GH4 (CineV) w/ Speedbooster XL .64x
Canon 24-105L
Tokina 11-16mm
Sigma 30mm
Zhiyun Crane 2
Jackalope - Lovebird

Squnto (sp?)

A buddy of mine puts together shows and needed some b-roll for some content so I drove up to Murfreesboro and shot for a couple hours. Didn't want the footage to go to waste so I mashed it up for your enjoyment. All shot on a GH4 + Speedbooster XL + 24-105L/Sigma 30mm 1.4 HSM. Graded in FilmConvert.