Views Near the Mogollon Rim

I recently visited the Mogollon Rim for some fishing, camping, and hiking activities with three of my best friends. While I decided my camera was simply too heavy to heft up Humphrey's Peak (the tallest mountain in Arizona - an extinct volcano), I did get some great pictures of the views near Woods Canyon Lake, as well as a cave near the cabin we stayed at.

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Escape from Zany's Baking Company - IFP Phoenix 2013 Beat the Clock Challenge

I've finally had the right opportunity to make use of my Canon 5D Mark III camera for cinematography purposes. Since I've been attending the Filmmaker Fusion networking and education monthly events sponsored by IFP Phoenix, I became aware of the Beat the Clock Challenge set to take place on the weekend of July 12-14. As a result, I helped make the short film, Escape from Zany's Baking Company.

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Sachtler Ace L - A DSLR Filmmaker's Review

Let me just begin by saying that the process of buying an affordable fluid head tripod system is quite complex - probably unnecessarily so due to my habit of obsessive research of big purchases. Since I'm a DSLR filmmaker, I needed a tripod that can easily support both a little weight and, potentially, a decent sized rig with a monitor, loupe, follow focus, and audio equipment. Eventually, I settled on the **Sachtler Ace L tripod system**

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