Useful links

I started a new section of this site titled “Useful Links” which essentially is links to other sites that are helpful, I know descriptive right? Figured putting them all in one place might be a good reference for people.

Anyhoo, shoot me an email or leave a comment if you have a useful link


Multi-tasking throttling hot-fix on OSX

A fellow DIT named Alex Carr figured out this fix within OSX that fixes multi-tasking issues when copying to one or more sources.  What exactly does this mean and why does it matter? I’m glad you asked.

Essentially when you try to copy from one source to another, OSX will prioritize the files in order.  When you copy from one source to multiple sources, OSX will slow that to a crawl and evenly distribute the copying power, even though it has incredible bandwidth.  Why does it do this? Who knows why, and more importantly why Apple enabled this (remember 2010 when you could copy multiple files across destinations without issue? yeah welcome back to that).


Interview with Jonny Elwyn

It’s been a while since I last posted, but for good reason. I’ve been on Odd Mom Out Season 3 since February, and wrapped that and currently on The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Season 1 until August (plus I just finished building a home color suite in my house, that will have it’s own post soon).

I went pretty in-depth with Jonny about my work as a DIT as well as my DP work ( for those interested) and here’s the link.

Enjoy! Its about a 30 minute read or so. Let me know what you think.

Render, Render, Render

I got into a discussion with someone on the Epic-W page on FB about if a RRX works or not with Helium footage.  Well I can say without a doubt that no it does not, at least not on a Mac (I don’t have a TB3 enclosure or a pc laptop to test it out on.  I do have my desktop that I can throw the RRX in later to do a final test on).

Here’s what Jarred Land says on fb:


Epic-W 8K,7K,6K, all the Ks

Recently I found myself as an owner of a Epic-W (specifically #434) and I’ve been shooting a bit with it in conjunction with my Leica Summicrons, and I have to say I’m pretty excited about this camera.


As a DIT I have to be camera indifferent, I can’t have a sway to one or the other due to the fact that you could work with any camera at any given time (I worked with the F55 for 6 months on Vinyl), but you do have to know every camera as well (and it’s pluses and negatives) in how to work with it best and to give advice to DPs.


Setting up the Teradek COLR to work with the Bullet M2

I’m currently writing a review on my experiences with the Teradek COLR (will update this post to link to that) but I’ve had some questions about how to set up a network to be able to work with it, and I’ve had some difficult issues with it and have finally settled on how best to set this up so I figured I’d write something up on this.

I’m not going to go into detail about the COLR unit and functions itself, as that will be for the review, as I am mainly focusing on how to set up the COLR network and how to troubleshoot it (and my experiences troubleshooting also).

I’m going to start by suggesting my current setup in which I came to the conclusion of what works for me in my on set setup.  I had a different configuration to start with, and I will go over that later on in case people are having issues with getting a different brand of router to work, however for the purpose of this post this will focus on what I finally got to work with no hiccups.


Coming Attractions

Things have been dark on this blog for good reason.  I was on HBO’s Vinyl from May to October and couldn’t talk about my involvement on that at all from a NDA perspective.


Now that the show is out I can officially start talking about the workflow and how everything came to pass.

So here’s a sneak peak of what I’ve been working on for this site.



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Pomfort Silverstack v5

Silverstack just released version 5 of their software which add some MUCH needed tweaks, especially in the LiveGrade LUT cross integration that I’ve been wanting for some time now (maybe now I’ll actually start to use the rendering aspect of the software that I used to pay for and never used).  I’ll be doing some tests in regards to speed and ease of use versus Resolve.  I’ll be writing up a full review and my thoughts and opinions here.