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Hegg Memorial Wellness Center 30s Spot

I finally have had the chance to produce a television commercial! I’m pretty excited about this, as I hope it will be the gateway to a new set of opportunities for Paragon Videography.

Shot on a Panasonic GH3, using a few different lenses, including Panasonic 35-100 F2.8, Olympus 14-54 F2.8-3.5, Voigtlander 25 F.95, and Panasonic 7-14 F4.

It’s playing in Western Iowa on Premier Communications’ cable network, placed by ICAN (Iowa Cable Advertising Network). It will air during Hawkeye games on the Big Ten channel, as well as on A&E during Duck Dynasty, and on HGTV and other channels.

*Insert Jaws Music Here* – GH3!

Guess what, bloggites! I decided to dive in and order a GH3!

I’ve been itching for a fourth camera for awhile now (You can never own enough cameras) to have something to shoot unrigged on my Glidecam and Monopod so that I can leave my three GH2s mounted to their rigs and lenses where they are happy. I’m not one to buy last-year’s model if something better is available (I’m just not), and I’ve been singing the GH3’s praises (and deciding not to buy one) for long enough. I’m not going to replace everything and upgrade in one fell swoop, instead I’m buying the camera that suits my needs now to complement the cameras that are already suiting my needs very well.

I ordered it with 2 extra batteries and the battery grip. Judging by the battery life others have reported, I should definitely be able to shoot even the longest wedding day with 3.

With any luck, I’ll be shooting next saturday’s wedding from one additional angle, and saving myself many headaches by not having to re-rig mid-shoot.

Into the future!

A Short Plate and a Short Film

So I recently discovered a little doodad that I’ve completely fallen in love with. It’s the Sliq DQ-10 quick release plate. It’s a tiny little quick release plate that is sturdy and well-built and fits on almost anything. I hate having to screw things into each other when I’m out working an event. I just don’t have the time, and I don’t want to drop any screws or nuts and lose them. That’s why I’m slowly buying up the world’s supply of DQ-10 plates (Don’t worry, I only have three right now). They’re around twenty bucks online, and I can see so many uses for them, to make my rigs more modular. I have them on my monitors right now, but I want to put them on my zoom audio recorder, my wireless microphone, really anything that you might otherwise use a hotshoe for. Why do I prefer this over a hotshoe? It clicks reliably into place and can hold more weight. What’s not to like?

Sliq DQ-10: The perfect tiny QR system!

On to subject number two. I’ve got a new short film to share. This one I shot down in Longview Texas, for my cousin. It was so much fun to be a part of the wedding. For this short I went back to a shorter format because it seems to flow really well at this length. Enjoy!


Andy & Amaris | 9-22-12 | Short Film

A Tiny Teaser

Jenna & Dave’s Wedding Day

Hey friends, I really hope you like this one – I poured a lot into it!


Shot on a GH2 with Olympus 14-54, 50-200; Panasonic 7-14, 100-300