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#YALAUNCH – My First Live Stream

Book Giveaway for #YALAUNCH.

Check it out. I’m running a live stream for the very first time. I’m a little nervous – hopefully normal, since I’ve never done it before.

I’ve the microphones (mostly) figured out, the staging is nailed down, and I’ve got the Roland VR-HD50, 2 GH3s and 2 HVX170s all ready to go. We’ll be streaming on Twitch, and later posting to Youtube. The stream link will http://www.twitch.tv/katebrauning

This whole thing is very close to my heart – my wife’s novel, How We Fall, is debuting, and I want to support her and give her as much of a boost into authordom as I can.

If you are into reading AT ALL, I highly recommend checking the stream out. They’re giving away 100 bo0ks after all. 100!


Vermillion Wedding Film

Hi Friends,

I’ve got a new short film to share with you. Marc & Misty were lovely, and their wedding day was joyful and fun.

Shot in Vermillion, South Dakota on Panasonic GH2s and a GH3 using Panasonic, Olympus, SLR Magic, and Minolta lenses.

Nick & Amanda’s Wedding Short

Hi guys, I’ve got a new wedding short film to share with you today.

We shot this wedding film in Webster, South Dakota. I loved their reception venue – it was rustic, but beautiful. Amanda was lovely, and Nick was probably the most dapper groom I’ve worked with this year. It was a great time, and I hope you enjoy the video.

Now to get techy:

Shot with three GH2s and a GH3. This was a great GH3 experience, I learned a lot about the camera and how best to use it. Recommendation? Stick with AVCHD mode. It’s cleaner and more efficiently compressed. The high bit rates just don’t add anything except more noise to the image. Another piece of GH3 advice: Don’t turn the contrast down more than two clicks in the picture profile settings. Highlights get a little weird and hard to fix.


Terrace View Experience & Vendor Showcase: The Slow-Mo Booth

This is Paragon Videography’s first Sl0w-Mo Booth video! Shot on the GH3 at Terrace View Event Center’s Vendor Experience Showcase.

*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 New 14-140mm Lens, and the G6 has 24p!

The new G6 camera!

Panasonic G6

So today Panasonic announced a new camera, the G6 – and it has 24p! That’s a first for a non-GH series lumix M4/3 camera. An interesting development. It has the same sensor as the GH2, and ‘improved processing’. Depending on what video perfomance ends up looking like, this might be an interesting choice as a potential GH2 upgrade, if avoiding the moire and aliasing present in GH3 footage is a priority.

The new 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 lens.

The new 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 lens.

More interesting to me though is the new 14-140 lens. I used to own the old 14-140. It was a my go-to workhorse for shooting with my GH1, and before I got my Olympus zooms. F4-5.8 just didn’t cut it indoors with the ISO performance of the GH1 though, and overall I found the lens too contrasty and the auto-focus never really met my expectations. As my shooting style has evolved, however, I’m starting to see the possibility that owning a 10x zoom lens, even one with such poor aperture specs, would be useful for outdoor doc-style shooting. The new lens I find exciting because its a 3.5-5.6 lens, which means just enough brighter to make a difference. Will I buy one? It will depend on the price, but some day when I upgrade to GH3s and buy the 12-35 and 35-100 lenses, I just might pick up a new 14-140 as well. We’ll see!

Here’s the link to the press release: