dreamy and stretchy

Going insane trying to figure out how I'm going to go through my first anamorphic buying process. I'm loving this anamorphot and it's probably the one I'll go with after I do some more tests with my GH5 but this la2700 seems like a super nice route aswell. Also this kid is doing god's working selling this custom filter mounts.

GH5, V-LOG, Hyrbird Log Gamma, HDR, Future Proof

Just pulled the trigger on a GH5. While researching I'm learning all about HDR and these new color spaces for HDR and now I'll have to weigh the pros and cons of all these new modes. It's looking like some user at DVXUser has made a pretty cool LUT Conversion setup for treating this Hybrid Log Gamma like Alexa footage. I'll post some links --- super stoked on the GH5.

http://emotivecolor.com/hlgtovlog.html

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?357724-GH5-to-Alexa-Conversion/

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 Comingwww.jackalopebrew.com // Nashville, TN

Cinematography & Post-production: Matt Matheson - www.mattmatheson.com

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