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ZeoBit Software

At the 2012 MacWorld show in SF we provided two cameras to help the folks from ZeoBit Software show off their MacKeeper software at this annual show. They had us doing customer testimonials in HD, show video, interviews with journalists, interviews with software insiders and more. Our production helped them show off their brand for all to see at this important trade show for Apple products fans. We set up a production corner in their show booth that allowed them to gain visibility while at the same time gathering crucial video they can use to brand and promote their software around the world. We shot on the Sony HDV Z1 cameras. The crew was Kevin Rockwell and Chuck Afflerbach, both of whom have over 30 years of video production...

CNN- Edge Of Discovery- Stickybots

This is a recent science shoot for CNN I did using the new XDCam format. Very interesting research being done at Stanford University on climbing...

Shooting in Hi Def – Sony PMW EX3 XDCAM

Many clients these days are moving over to shooting in HD and as you may know there area variety of formats to utilize these days including those which shoot on tape, flash memory, and now optical disc. But one of the very affordable cameras that is very popular right now and yet which can produce great HD video is the Sony PMW EX3 XDCAM HD camera. This light weight Sony camera can shoot in full 1080p HD onto SxS Express memory cards. It also can mount different lenses so you can have flexibility if you need it for various shots on your project. Rockk Video can shoot your HD video project here in the Bay Area using the Sony EX3 HD camera. We have the ability to transfer the digital media to your hard drive on location, on your memory cards on the shoot, or create a back up media for you after the shoot is complete. Very flexible and versatile. Here is some of the product info on this camera*: The PMW-EX3 compact camcorder with an interchangeable lens system incorporates three ½-inch type Exmor™ Full HD CMOS sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920 x 1080, delivering stunning-quality HD images in 1080P, 720P, and 1080i HD resolutions. A rich variety of features for creative shooting are incorporated into this camcorder such as “Slow & Quick Motion”, which is also commonly known as “over-cranking” and “under-cranking”, selectable gamma curves, slow-shutter, interval recording and the Picture Profile™ feature. Additionally, the PMW-EX3 offers a convenient remote-control and multi-camera operation capability, which allows use with high-end camera systems. ? Compact...

Science Stories for NSF

Shot three feature stories for the National Science Foundation recently. Not many stations or networks are doing science these days so it is nice that NSF is doing a fine job of putting out good science videos. Worked with producer Marsha Walton on these stories. She is an old colleague of mine when we both worked at CNN. Frog...

G4 – Fire Arts Festival

Fire Arts Festival Coverage for G4’s “Attack of the Show The Crucible is an Oakland, CA based organization that teaches classes in blacksmithing, welding, glass blowing, and a whole host of other interesting industrial arts skills in a way that is nothing like your old high school shop classes. They do it with flair and with style. Each year they put on a couple of fund raising events to keep the doors open. One of the is the “Fire Arts Festival” where they take over a ten acre parking lot in West Oakland and basically let fire roar. Artists bring their sculptures and art work that literally breathe fire and show them off for an adoring crowd. It makes for quite and evenings entertainment. G4 came to town for this years show for a segment on their “Attack of the Show”. We lived fire with their host Blair Herter who even dared to swallow fire on camera…. This was a Beta SP (Ikegami HLV55) shoot for this client. Video Game – E3 2009 – Attack of the...

From Solar to Science to Fire to Style

It was a busy few days of shoots last week for Rockk Video as it was one of those times when all the shoots happen in a space of a few days. Monday began with a shoot for Blue Turtle Roofing documenting their install of a cool roofing system for a client in Santa Rosa CA. They were installing cool roof shingles and a solar attic fan that can reduce summer home temps by as much as 17 degrees. Should make a big dent in energy costs for this client. Then it was off to BR Cohn Winery to shoot stand ups for our wine program. Great day in the wine country as temps were high and the breeze was just right. Tuesday brought the first of three days shooting stories for the National Science Foundation web site. We started off in Oakland at the ASA Academy summer program for girls where they teach wonderful science curriculum to young women. The camp consists of mornings in classroom getting hands on education about astronomy, computer game building and more and afternoons spent on science field trips. Wednesday was frog day. Over at SF State researcher Vance Vredenburg is looking into the extinction of frogs and particularly the problem of frog populations dying off in the Sierras of California from a fungus infection. This problem could be reflective of our global climate change issues and what we are doing to the Earth. We shot in his lab and then out in the field as he gathered samples in a pond east of SF. Thursday we hopped over to UC Berkeley to...