Shoot info: My Morning Jacket @Fox

On June 24, My Morning Jacket descended on Oakland’s historic Fox Theater for an epic performance in support of their majestic album, Circuital. We made the scene on behalf of Boing Boing.  This is my third documentary alongside my friends David Pescovitz and Xeni Jardin, along with The Swell Season and The Decemberists. We’re happy to bring MMJ to the […]


BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Scott Compton demonstrates the new Black Magic Pocket Cinema camera with the help of Manhattan.



Each project obviously requires different equipment. For a recent shoot in Italy, this gear was packed into two ThinkTank carry ons.


Most Recent 5D Firmware Update

Firmware changes This firmware update (Version 2.0.9). Link to Firmware 2.0.9 Changes in this firmware: Firmware Version 2.0.9 incorporates the following improvements and fixes. 1. Improves writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards. 2. Fixes a phenomenon where the IS function will not work when custom function C.Fn III-2 is set to [5: IS […]



I know what you are thinking.  Awesome. Yet another blog on the Canon 5D Mark II HDSLR? Me too. I’m a director in the SF Bay Area. I do documentary, commercial, and snazzy openers for large corporate events.  Since March of 2009, I’ve been filming a lot the Canon 5D MkII. I’ve traveled around the […]