The Sony ZV-1 made a big splash when it landed earlier this year. It’s a vlogging-oriented compact point-and-shoot with a rotating screen and an impeccable auto-focus system that, under certain conditions, tracks faster than my Sony A7iii. The fast f/1.8 lens captures video and images with soft, pleasant bokeh (background blur). Heck, there’s even a convenient button that tells the camera to prioritize an open aperture to create this effect. The camera handles of range of skin tones well, and it generally produces pleasing colors on the default settings. All these features are packed into a a device small enough to fit in your pocket.
A list of current and former industry-relevant podcasts.
Even when allegations of abuse are corroborated by several performers, studios and companies (overwhelmingly run by men) are slow to respond and quick to forget.
If you are looking to upgrade the sound in your clips or cam shows, this is the mic to buy! PJ Sage of the Peepshow Podcast explains how the Rode VideoMic NTG is a massive leap forward from other all-in-one on-camera mics such as the VideoMic Pro. This video show how to get the best results out of this mic both for dialogue and when using it to shoot content that involves a lot of movement. See the end of the video for a comparison between the VideoMic NTG, internal camera audio, and a professional Audio Technica AT4053b microphone.
A reading list from the course that PJ Sage taught in Spring 2020. Links to folder of scanned readings.