Notes From the Field

  1. 1412_kj_02 My First Experience with the Sony PXW-FS7K Made Me a Convert by Sony Pro Team 06/09/2015

    Kirsten Johnson is an award-winning cinematographer and director known for her unique ability to connect camera and subject.  The majority of her 60-plus credits are documentaries, and her most recent effort, 2014’s Citizenfour, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.  She has also won awards from the Sundance Film Festival and the Tribeca Film […]

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  2. Sage Grouse -- Sage Hen Hollow #1 small Shooting in any type of Environment by Sony Pro Team 05/15/2015

    By Emerson Urry Editor-in-Chief EnviroNews USA   If issues relating to the environment, energy, healthcare, nature and wildlife fire you up, then you probably already know about EnviroNews, an environmental news resource in the United States.  If you think the term fracking is an FCC-approved euphemism for an unmentionable word, or Stericycle is a mode […]

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  3. michelle home winnie Sony FS7 Travels Well on 3-Week Documentary Shoot by Sony Pro Team 05/13/2015

    By Michelle McCabe Director, DP and Owner Nun Creative   A 19-day shoot covering more than 35,000 miles requires a very special type of camera. For me that was the FS7 and its servo zoom E-Mount lens (FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS – SELP28135G), which I put through their paces in some very challenging […]

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  4. Arballo#2 Stepping up to the Sony FS700 by Sony Pro Team 03/25/2015

    Jeff Arballo Arballo Entertainment For a professional videographer, purchasing a new camera is a very personal decision. My earliest cameras were always Sony and I loved them for their ease of use and performance. So, to tell the story of why I recently invested in the Sony NEX-FS700, it’s important to go back over my […]

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  5. Warbird#1 Keeping the War Birds Flying by Sony Pro Team 03/24/2015

    By Rob Scribner Owner, Sky Tower Films My recent film, “Warbird Pilot,” allowed me to combine two of my passions – filmmaking and aviation – into a unique documentary about a rare group of people committed to keeping the legacy of America’s vintage combat aircraft, known affectionately as “warbirds,” in flying condition. It also gave […]

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  6. Disaster Playground 1 Sony F5 Makes an Impact on New Disaster Scenario Doc by Sony Pro Team 03/20/2015

    The new documentary Disaster Playground asks the question: What happens if and when an asteroid impacts the Earth? Before production began, filmmaker Catherine Goldschmidt asked the question, “what camera would best capture the look that she and the director wanted?”   Her answer was Sony’s F5 4K digital motion picture camera.   Disaster Playground, which […]

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  7. meg small Sony NX3 Goes Above and Beyond for New Documentary by Sony Pro Team 02/20/2015

    Meg Prior knew exactly what type of camera she needed to shoot her latest documentary project, Afghanistan: Outside the Wire. The veteran cinematographer and filmmaker needed something “small, versatile, durable, and rugged enough to withstand the heat and dust” of an Afghanistan warzone, while “always coming up with those intimate looks I wanted.” She found […]

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  8. Interview with Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) for Notes for Notes' This is Eleven documentary Sony PXW-X180 Is “Note Perfect” for Music Benefit Concert Film and Documentary by Sony Pro Team 02/03/2015

    “Notes for Notes®” has a unique mission:  designing, equipping, and staffing free after-school recording studios inside Boys & Girls Clubs. These “drop-in” recording studio environments give youth aged six to 18 the opportunity to explore, create and record music – from engineering and theory to instrumentals and songwriting. The non-profit organization recently held its annual […]

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  9. sony logo The Brave New World Project Uses Sony 4K Camera and Production Technologies by Sony Pro Team 10/16/2014

    Project Focuses on Advancing Students in the Film & Entertainment Industries Culver City, Calif., October 15, 2014 – The Brave New World Project is gearing up for its second year of helping aspiring young filmmakers learn about the latest in movie-making technology. The project, run by David Merritt of King David Films, will again work […]

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  10. nxlip55_3q_120803_03-1200 Notes from the Field: Sevier Heights Baptist Church Expands with Sony Live Production Technology by Tom 02/11/2014

    Traditionally, growing churches simply add capacity to existing facilities to accommodate the influx of new members. But Sevier Heights Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn., is pioneering a new way to grow using Sony broadcast technology to connect with its new building located across town – using a combination of Sony’s MVS-3000 compact multi-format switcher and […]

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