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Born in the UK , Dan took a gap year in Whistler, British Columbia after high-school which planted the seed for a mountain obsession. While his passion for mountain life took a backseat as he finished an Aerospace Engineering degree in England, it wasn't long before he returned to the mountains to start shooting his friends in action. Dan spends 8 months of the year chasing winter around the globe shooting the worlds best skiers and snowboarders for companies like Oakley, Salomon and Columbia. His work has been featured in ski and snowboard mag...

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Automating Your Creative Business

The best part about this stuff? Most of it is absolutely free!

By Dan Carr | October 31, 2014

In the first couple of posts in this series we took a look at some useful services to help creative professionals with accounting, and then we took an introductory look at using email marketing to promote your services.  This month I want to show you... Read More

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Email Marketing For Freelancers - Why You Need A Mailing List

By Dan Carr | September 30, 2014

I started off this series of posts last month with a look at simplified accounting for freelancers, using FreshBooks.  This month I want to talk about an incredibly powerful, yet highly underused marketing tool, the email newsletter.

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LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt Review

By Dan Carr | September 18, 2014

Having robust mobile storage solutions that you can rely on is important, as is the speed of them.  I recently purchased the latest LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt drive and ran it through some tests.

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9 New Features That Make The EOS 7D Mark II Canon’s Best DSLR For Video

An old workhorse finally gets an update

By Dan Carr | September 15, 2014

The original EOS 7D was launched in September 2009, a lifetime ago with the pace of change in this industry.  That camera’s lifespan was considerably lengthened by a major 2.0 firmware update in August 2012, so it’s only now that we are finally seeing the 7D Mark II, just announced at Photokina 2014. 

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Movidiam Is A New Creative Network For Filmmakers And Photographers

By Dan Carr | September 11, 2014

 

Movidiam is a creative network that allows brands, agencies and creative professionals across the globe to connect and collaborate on projects in a new way. 

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ARRI Alexa Firmware To Enable 3.2K ProRes For Up-Scaling To 4K

By Dan Carr | September 05, 2014

Not wanting to leave Alexa owners out in the cold after last week’s 4k Amira announcement, Arri have unveiled plans for an Alexa firmware update in early 2015 that will enable 3.2k ProRes recording.

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Set Scouter Aims To Help You Find The Perfect Location

By Dan Carr | August 27, 2014

Currently in beta, Set Scouter is a new service that aims to make the location hunting process much easier by connecting filmmakers directly with property owners who are actively looking to rent places for production use.

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ARRI To Enable 4k Recording On The AMIRA

ARRI To Enable 4k Recording On The AMIRA

Look outside, you might see some flying pigs!

By Dan Carr | August 26, 2014

In a surprise (maybe even a shock) announcement today, ARRI released a statement outlining their intention to enable 4K recording in the recently released AMIRA.

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GoPro Launches New Field Guide Video Series

Learn from GoPro's in-house media team

By Dan Carr | August 26, 2014

GoPro's in-house production crew are the guys responsible for creating things like the Hero 3+ launch video, currently sitting at over 16 million view on YouTube.  If there's ever anything you wanted to learn about shooting with a GoPro, these are the guys to teach it to you.

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Sony’s Latest Budget A5100 Mirrorless Camera Delivers Surprising Video Features

XAVC S, Clean HDMI & more....

By Dan Carr | August 25, 2014

The A5100 is the latest edition to Sony’s increasingly popular mirrorless system and for the price point they’re hitting, this camera comes with a few surprising video features.

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Internal 4K Recording Coming To The Sony F5…For Free??

By Dan Carr | August 25, 2014

One of the main differentiators between Sony's F5 and F55 cameras is the ability for the latter to record 4k XAVC footage internally to its SxS cards, but this might all be about to change.....

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Simplified Accounting For Freelancers With FreshBooks

Simplified Accounting For Freelancers With FreshBooks

Get on top of your invoicing, estimates and expense tracking.

By Dan Carr | August 18, 2014

A recent survey of PVC readers really underlined just how many of you are freelancers, so I thought it would be a great time to kick off a series of articles that tackle some of the business aspects of freelance creative work. We’re going to start today with a very dirty word for many of us; accounting.

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Canon Unveils XF200 & XF205 Professional Camcorders

Canon Unveils XF200 & XF205 Professional Camcorders

Popular HD camera gets an upgrade with wireless and ethernet capabilities

By Dan Carr | April 01, 2014

The XF100 and XF105 get a spec bump and some ergonomic changes for NAB this year, adding wi-fi and ethernet connectivity to both the new XF200 and XF205, as well a few extra connection options on the 205 model.  The right side of the camera now also features a rotating grip with zoom... Read More

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Canon Launches New 17-120 Cine-Servo Lens

Canon Launches New 17-120 Cine-Servo Lens

Cine lens lineup expansion for ENG shooting

By Dan Carr | April 01, 2014

With NAB starting in just a few days, Canon has today unveiled several new products including the very interesting looking CN 7x17 , or Cine-Servo 17-120.  The red ring around the lens tells the main story here, this is not a B4 mount 2/3" lens, but a PL (or EF) mount cine lens with a... Read More

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ARRI Unveils New AMIRA Camera At IBC

2k, 200fps one-man documentary camera

By Dan Carr | September 13, 2013

ARRI have surprised many people at IBC this year by unveiling a a new 2k camera called the AMIRA, aimed at the documentary and corporate one-man-band market.  While most people expected a 4K solution, that camera would seem to still be in the lab and instead ARRI have chosen to... Read More

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Canon Looks To Revolutionize DSLR Video AF

Canon Looks To Revolutionize DSLR Video AF

New Dual Pixel CMOS AF System

By Dan Carr | July 03, 2013

This week Canon launched the latest in their lineup of of XXD cameras, the EOS 70D.  It features a 20.2MP APS-C sensor, environmental sealing and 7fps continuous shooting speed with built in WiFi connectivity.  What's particularly interesting about this launch though is that the headline feature of the whole launch has nothing to do with shooting photos at all.  It's all about the video functionality. 

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Adobe Moves Creative Suite To The Cloud - What You Need To Know

Adobe Moves Creative Suite To The Cloud - What You Need To Know

No more updates to Creative Suite as Adobe switches focus to new subscription service

By Dan Carr | May 09, 2013

Adobe announced this week at the MAX conference that Creative Suite will no longer be upgraded with new features, the future of all their creative software now lies firmly with the subscription service Creative Cloud.  Alongside this announcement they unveiled new versions of all their... Read More

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MOVI - A New Chapter In Camera Stabilization

By Dan Carr | April 04, 2013

In the scramble to get media attention during the run up to NAB next week an unexpected product has leapt to the top of the charts, MOVI.  MOVI is a hand held gimbal rig developed by Freefly Cinema and unveiled tonight on Vincent Laforet's... Read More

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Canon C100 Short PULSE Debuts Online

By Dan Carr | December 17, 2012

One of the first projects to be shot on the Canon C100 is now online.  Commissioned by Canon and directed by Emmy-award winner Patrick Moreau of stillmotion, the docu-short PULSE profiles the making of the BioBeats app, a new technology that utilizes cameras to generate custom music based on a human heart rate. 

 

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Interview With David McLain & Jerome Thelia About The Calling And Sony’s A99

Interview With David McLain & Jerome Thelia About The Calling And Sony’s A99

New short shows off Sony flagship

By Dan Carr | November 15, 2012

Whilst attending PhotoPlus Expo recently I had the chance to sit down with National Geographic photographer David McLain and his business partner and New York based colorist Jerome Thelia to talk about their recent short The Calling which was shot entirely with Sony's new full frame DSLR, the A99.{C} Read More

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