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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Extra Special Thank You from Rode Microphones

 NEW MICROPHONE GIFT FOR ALL MY RØDE REEL FILMMAKERS! As an extra-special thank you to the 1,190 filmmakers from around the world that took part in this year's My RØDE Reel competition, RØDE has announced that it will be gifting each entrant a super secret, yet-to-be-announced microphone! Please note that the microphone will ship with the 2015 My RØDE Reel t-shirt, and we anticipate sending them within the next two weeks. If you elected not to receive the t-shirt you will need to complete the form below to supply a shipping address or you will not receive the gift. To confirm shipping address please click the link below and complete the form taking note to use the email address which you used to submit the film as we will match that to your entry. http://www.rode.com/myrodereel/tshirtform We anticipate dispatching the gifts (including the t-shirt) within two weeks. Once again thank you for making My RØDE Reel an incredible community of like-minded filmmakers. We truly appreciate the incredible efforts that have been put into making every single short film. Make sure you're following RØDE's social channels for the latest competition updates and announcements.      My RØDE Reel 2015 is proudly supported by                  You’re receiving this email because you signed up for My RØDE Reel 2015. You can unsubscribe here.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MXL 990 Mic pitting the Blue Icicle Versus Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

Do you need a high end DAC interface for your Large Diaphragm Condensor Microphones or can you get away with a less expensive one? Watch this video and you may find your answer. I put the inexpensive Blue Icicle interface against the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, the Scarlett is three times the price of the Icicile but does it preform three times better? Have a listen for yourself and make your own decision. Best to listen via headphones to avoid missing any subtle differences.I use the MXL 990 mic on both interfaces. I used Poser to create this lip synched talking head but seem to have buggered it up somewhere along the way alas.I used the Wingard Popgard Pop filter on the MXL 990 to try to avoid any plosives.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Z camera E1 interchangeable lens 4K on the cheap

Looks like Kickstarter Z Camera is looking to give GoPro a run for its money with its new E1 camera. About the size of a GoPro but with a Micro 4/3 interchangeable lens mount. Alas the Kickstarter early bird camera's have all been snapped up. $500 for a 4K interchangeable lens camera would be nice.

Tho I do see Samsung NX-500's on eBay now sans kit lens for $344, this isn't much bigger and also does 4K footage.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2081787381/e1-camera-4k-uhd-interchangeable-lens-camera

Lilliput MoPro 7" GoPro monitor

Well this sounds quite interesting, Lilliput has a 7" 1280*800 pixel monitor you open up and put your GoPro. 3 or 4 in and has a tripod mount on bottom. I may have to try to get a hold of one of these to review. Amazon has them on their site Lilliput Mopro 7 Inch X-Sports Camera Monitor with 2600mAh Built-in Battery for DSLR GoPro Hero 3+ / 4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011HTSZD6/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_1GdUvbZYCEKMQ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011HTSZD6/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_1GdUvbZYCEKMQ

Tarot First Look at Mad Mohawk Films

Taking a first look at a Tarot App for the iPad, I think I shall make Tuesdays our Tarot/Horoscope and similar app day tho at some point I'll do some spreads using some of the Gorgeous Tarot decks that are out there. This app works well, the Graphics could be nicer but they are serviceable and the explanations of the cards are pretty clear and straight forward.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Our New Giveaway: A Neewer Super Uni Directional Microphone

Watch this video, give it a thumbs up and subscribe to this channel for your chance to win this microphone from Neewer. It's THAT EASY. Good Luck to all our Subscribers both new and old. One can never have too many microphones :-) Checkout our Website at http:///www.madmohawkfilms.com Our Blog at http://www.blog.madmohawkfilms.com and of course our store at http://store.madmohawkfilms.com We have a Page on Facebook and you can always follow us on Twitter as well @MadMohawkFilms Thanks for visiting! I look forward to seeing you over on my youtube channel, http://youtu.be/PUOkDWwVTw0 where you will have much more content coming your way, or you can subscribe to this blog for updates

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Marvel Contest of Champions First Look at Mad Mohawk Gaming

Tonight we are taking a look at Marvel's Contest of Champions. A Beat em up style game in the vein of Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter etc. The controls are pretty simple and it's a pretty easy game to get into. The 10 or so minutes I played the game I saw a number of Marvl's most well known characters too which I thought was nice. Please Subscribe and give us a thumbs up Checkout our Website at http://www.madmohawkfilms.com Checkout our store at http://store.madmohawkfilms.com and lastly have a peek at our Blog at http://blog.madmohawkfilms.com Also checkout our other channel http://www.youtube.com/madmohawkfilms

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Minions game for IOS First Look at Mad Mohawk Gaming

I loved the Despicable me movies as most folks did and the Minions were a big part of that love. This is a run jump and roll gae as you collect BANANA'S perfect for whipping out while you trying to kill time in line or waiting for Public Transportation etc.
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Monday, July 20, 2015

Tokina 28-70mm F2.8 ATX Lens on the Sony A5100 at 35mm

Today we are taking a look at the Tokina 28-70mm F2.8 ATX lens on the Sony A5100. I've adapted this old Full Frame 35mm Lens designed for the Minolta Maxxum series of camera's to the Sony A5100 by using Sony's LA-EA4 adapter.Thanks again to Jason Lanier for the tip off to use the LA-EA4 on Sony E Mount and FE Mount Camera's it opens up a world of inexpensive but sharp lenses for use on these modern Mirrorless camera's. Shot in the 50 MBPS XAVC-S format Checkout our Website at http:///www.madmohawkfilms.com Our Blog at http://www.blog.madmohawkfilms.com and of course our store at http://store.madmohawkfilms.com We have a Page on Facebook and you can always follow us on Twitter as well @MadMohawkFilms Thanks for visiting! I look forward to seeing you over on my youtube channel, http://youtu.be/hyF2CZdOUzU where you will have much more content coming your way, or you can subscribe to this blog for updates

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Misssion Impossible Rogue Nation First Look at Mad Mohawk Gaming

Tonight we're taking a first look at the IOS game Mission Impossible Rogue Nation which I assume came out in conjunction with the new Tom Cruise Film. It's a shooting game, Played on my Apple iPad Mini, the original generation. it played smoothly, I did not notice any glitches or slow downs in the game play on this older iPad.We are going to try to do at least two game play video's a week if all goes well. Please Subscribe to our channel and give this video a thumbs up if you like it check out our home on the web at http://www.madmohawkfilms.com Check out our Store at http://store.madmohawkfilms.com Read our Blog at http://blog.madmohawkfilms.com and of course check out our other channel on Filmmaking, Camera, gear and more at http://www.youtube.com/madmohawkfilms

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mortal Kombat X for iPad First Look at Mad Mohawk Gaming

Tonight we are taking a first look at Mortal Kombat X for the iPad. The graphics look incredible, leaps and bounds ahead of what I remember on the old Sega Genesis system that I played this on last. The opening video and the initial game play is quite promising. Tho the iPad mini original generation I have is a bit underpowered for this game so keep that in mind if you have an older iPad or iPhone. Tried to Play Jurassic World on this first generation iPad mini and it wouldn't even run.

Free video editing software

That's right the folks at Hit Film are at it again giving away free basic video editing and special effects software. Go to 

http://www.hitfilm.com/express

For more info and to snag yourself a copy.... 

Be sure to watch the demo video , Portal Combat, it's hysterical and best of all they provide the assets from the short so you can edit your own cut.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Feiyu G3 3axis Gimbal peek and a Preview of our next Giveaway at Mad Mohawk Films


Today we are looking a quick look at a new aquisition, the Feiyu G3 , 3 Axis Gimbal for the GoPro as well as giving you guys a sneak peak at our next giveaway. Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement for this next giveaway for your chance to win.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Star Wars Night at MCU Park

Not normally our cup of grog to post about the Brooklyn Cyclones but this Saturday the 11th of July is Star Wars night. I'm a Star Wars geek and so are MILLIONS of other folks so sharing this.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Davis and Sanford ProVista 7518 Tripod

Thanks to Chris Hunter on the Frugal Filmmaker Group on Facebook for posting that this tripod and fluid head set was on sale at B&H Photo for a paltry $109. It's not the smoothest nor best tripod around but with a max capacity of 18 pounds , built in fluid head and 10 year warranty you can't go far wrong with this at this price.

Sony SEL16F28 on Sony A5100 with and without the Vivitar 43 Wide Angle Adapter on it

This week we take a look at the Sony SEL16F28 on the Sony A5100 camera. We shoot it normally and then add a Vivitar .43 Wide Angle Adapter on the end of it bringing the apparent Field of View to about 10mm after taking into account the Crop Value due to the APS-C sized sensor. I do have to remember to NOT keep the selfie screen on the A5100 flipped up as it was distracting me from proper eye line. Thanks for visiting! I look forward to seeing you over on my youtube channel, http://youtu.be/-hd3OGtOl3c where you will have much more content coming your way, or you can subscribe to this blog for updates

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Orleans Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden

The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden holds more than 60 sculptures. These incredible works of art are nestled along  200-year-old live oaks inside the garden. Bring your Camera and enjoy a wonderful day in New Orleans.

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Old Gravesend Cemetary Panorama

Revisiting the Old Gravesend Cemetary in Gravesend NY. This video best viewed in IOS or Android Youtube App. f you have an Occulus or Google Cardboard even better way to view it.

Still testing settings so crossing fingers it looks good.

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Down the Mighty Mississipi down in New Orleans

Interactive Panorama shot with a Sony NEX-5 down in New Orleans back behind Cafe DuMonde. Best viewed on IOS or Android YouTube App.


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