What Cameras Do You Use For Photography And Filming?

I currently use a combination of cameras for both photography and filming.

My always on-hand “camera” is my iPhone X. I always have it with me and it has a pretty good built-in camera for taking photos and recording video. It’s perfect for the spur of the moment situations when you have an opportunity to take a photo, record a video, capture an important or rare moment and don’t have a digital camera readily available. The iPhone X camera does have its limitations but in relatively ideal conditions, it does a pretty good job. I’ve taken some incredible photos while traveling and created videos using footage filmed entirely from the iPhone X.

Here are a few videos shot entirely on iPhone X:

A Trip To Hudson Yards - https://youtu.be/gU6VWXjaQbo

A Trip to Hoboken for the Waterfront View - https://youtu.be/dfKmGWakwmw

The Seaport District & New Pier 17 (NYC) - https://youtu.be/1AQWdXFUKdU

My small form factor camera of choice is the Sony RX100 VI. Previously, I was using the Canon PowerShot S120 for photos and videos, but it was time to really step up. The Sony RX100 VI has worked well. I like the quality of the photos and videos that come from this camera. The Sony RX100 VI supports both RAW and JPEG formats for still photography. The quality of recorded video on the Sony RX100 VI is crisper and cleaner even in low light situations with no adjustments to the camera settings. I did get the Sony Shooting Grip (sold separately) for the Sony RX100 VI which works great for filming and helps with stability. In addition, the grip doubles as a tripod. The flip screen is extremely useful when you’re trying to get a shot and need to position the camera in an awkward or inconvenient position yet still be able to see what your capturing or filming. The ability to flip the screen backwards for selfie-mode is great for those solo and group shots when you don’t have someone around to take a photo or video for you.

While the Sony RX100 VI has great features, there are some areas for improvement including better image stabilization, external mic support for improved audio, built-in support for interval shooting/time lapse videos and a longer-life battery (you should get spare batteries and an external battery charger).

Here are a few videos shot on the Sony RX100 VI:

2019 New York International Auto Show – Part 1 - https://youtu.be/1zcxuAWHsCA

2019 New York International Auto Show – Part 2 - https://youtu.be/uqO_quQV2Sw

Take Me Out To Cooperstown - https://youtu.be/jvHYm6GvyLY (includes iPhone X footage)

The most recent addition to my camera gear is the Sony A6400 mirrorless APS-C camera. I did extensive research into the various options and it came down to balancing size, features and price. I did get both kit lenses (the 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 and the 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6) which serve as a good starting point though I may eventually need to get additional lenses. The Sony A6400 has a lot of similar features to the Sony RX100 VI but also includes external mic support and interval shooting/time lapse videos. The A6400 does not have in body image stabilization but both lenses do have Optical Steadyshot. I do recommend getting spare batteries and an external battery charger for this camera. I’ve only begun to test the camera but so far, I’m happy with the investment. I’m looking forward to field testing the Sony A6400 over the next few months.

 

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A Look Back At The 2019 New York International Auto Show

The 2019 New York International Auto Show has come and gone but the memories will last forever or at least until next year. It’s always a blast heading to the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to check out all the new vehicles from automakers around the world; even those high-end, luxury vehicles we can only dream about.

I enjoy getting an up close and personal look and feel at some of my favorites (including vehicles from Kia, Jeep, Ford, Dodge, Chevy, Toyota, Audi, Lexus . . . just to name a few), learning about the latest technologies, advancements and innovations in the automotive industry, feeling a sense of nostalgia seeing classic and vintage vehicles and taking in and enjoying the experience. It’s a fun and great event for individuals, friends and families alike.

Here are some photos that I took at this year’s New York International Auto Show:

 Also, check out my videos from this year’s trip:

If you’re interested, the 2020 New York International Auto Show is scheduled to take place Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 19, 2020. To learn more about the New York International Auto Show, check out their official website at https://www.autoshowny.com/.

I’m looking forward to next year’s New York International Auto Show.

My Favorite Music From The YouTube Audio Library

Music is an important element in the videos that I create and a crucial part of the storytelling. It helps set the mood, tone, tempo and atmosphere. It keeps the story on pace and moving, helps with transitions and keeps the content entertaining and interesting. Music also helps establish an emotional connection with viewers.

While there are many resources for music available to creators, if you create content on YouTube, the YouTube Audio Library is a good resource and starting point. The YouTube Audio Library is a convenient way to access royalty-free music (with and without required attribution) for videos published on YouTube. Though I primarily use music from the YouTube Audio Library that does not require attribution, I do include the name of the track, artist and indicate that the music comes from the YouTube Audio Library in the description below each video.

Before editing a video, I’ll typically go through the process of selecting appropriate music for the video. The process can be quick or lengthy depending on whether I can find the right music that I’m looking for. Sometimes, the beginning of a track may not be what I’m looking for so I’ll scrub through the track to determine if any part of the track might work for the video. When appropriate, I’ll use the entire track (and usually, several tracks are required for most videos) but on occasion, I may just want or need to use a portion of a track for a particular part of the video.

I’ve found and used a lot of great music from the YouTube Audio Library for my videos. Here are ten of my favorites so far . . .

Vibe Tracks – “Over Time”

Vibe Tracks – “Take You Home Tonight”

Vibe Tracks – “Deep Hat”

Vibe Tracks – “Faith”

Vibe Tracks – “Universal”

Vibe Tracks – “Undeniable”

Text Me Records / Leviathe – “Yummu”

Vibe Tracks – “TFB9”

Jimmy Fontanez/Media Right Productions – “Follow Me”

Gunnar Olsen – “First To Last”

Check out these videos to watch and listen to how these tracks accompany the storytelling:

LINKS:

YouTube Audio Library (requires YouTube sign-in) - https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

AirPods (2nd Generation): Good, But A Minor Upgrade

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case

I bought the AirPods (1st generation) a couple of years ago and started using them daily after the headphone jack on my iPad Pro broke. The AirPods (1st generation) sound and work great so when the AirPods (2nd generation) came out, I decided to get them and give them a try. After using the AirPods (2nd generation) for over a month, I do like them. The quality of the AirPods (2nd generation) is consistent with the quality I would expect from Apple and they work just as well as the 1st generation with some improvements made possible by the new H1 chip. That said, the improvements of the 2nd generation overall are subtle making it a minor upgrade over the 1st generation.

If you have a fully functional set of AirPods (1st generation) and you’re satisfied with the features, functionality, performance and don’t really care about voice-enabled Siri, wireless charging and some of the other improvements made possible by the new H1 chip, then you probably won’t gain a substantial benefit from the AirPods (2nd generation).

If you’re looking to stay within the Apple ecosystem and are considering AirPods for the first-time over traditional EarPods, earphones or headphones, AirPods are worth the investment; however, you should think about the importance of wireless charging. If you want or need wireless charging, you’ll be paying a premium - an extra $40 for the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case ($199). If you don’t care about wireless charging, you can save $40 by sticking with the AirPods with Charging Case ($159). Likewise, if you need to replace AirPods that are non-functional or partially non-functional, you’ll need to decide whether you’ll want to spend the extra $40 for the wireless charging case.

Circling back to those with a fully functional set of AirPods (1st generation), if you truly want the wireless charging capability without the $199 sticker price, Apple does offer the Wireless Charging Case for $79.

I will say that it is nice to have some of those subtle improvements with the AirPods (2nd generation) including voice-enabled Siri and the wireless charging option. You’ll need to decide for yourself whether the AirPods (2nd generation) are truly worth the investment.

 

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2019 New York International Auto Show

The 2019 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) makes its return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center this Friday. From coupes to sedans, SUVs to trucks, new vehicles to future concept cars, the New York International Auto Show is a showcase for nearly 1,000 vehicles spread across four floors of the convention center and offers a look at some of the latest technologies and innovations from automakers around the world.

From walking the show floor and exhibit halls to getting into vehicles for a hands-on, look & feel experience to participating in a ride-along or test drive (ex: Camp Jeep Ride & Drive), the New York International Auto Show is a fun and enjoyable event for auto enthusiasts, individuals and families alike and a great way to spend a few hours of your day.

NYIAS starts on Friday, April 19th and runs through Sunday, April 28th with an opening ceremony taking place on Saturday, April 20th from 8:30am to 10:30am. The event is open to the public, but you do need to purchase tickets for the event available on the New York International Auto Show website.

For me, it’s always fun heading to the auto show to check out some of the latest vehicles coming to market, the emerging technologies and innovations in the industry and seeing some of the concept cars in development. I also like the hands-on experience. Having the opportunity to get into vehicles from a variety of automakers and get an up-close look & feel. It’s a great opportunity to check out different vehicles (cars, SUVs, trucks) which you might not ordinarily do unless you are in the market to buy or lease a new vehicle. Of course, what’s an auto show without a sense of nostalgia seeing some of the vintage classics on display.

I’m looking forward to checking out the new vehicles at this year’s NYIAS.

Check out the short video I created last year walking the convention floors of the 2018 New York International Auto Show.

ANYA MARINA: INDIE-PENDENT WOMAN Web Series Debuts

What happens when a recording artist gets dropped by her record label?

Find out in the brand-new web series, mockumentary and LABELED spin-off, ANYA MARINA: INDIE-PENDENT WOMAN. The web series stars singer/songwriter Anya Marina and comedian Nigel Fullerton. You’ll also see some familiar faces/characters from the LABELED web series as well as other notable guest appearances.  

The series premiere episode of ANYA MARINA: INDIE-PENDENT WOMAN is now available and streaming exclusively on The Warner Sound’s YouTube Channel. You can watch the series premiere episode here. New episodes of the web series will drop every Monday.

Be sure to check out Anya’s latest singles, “Over You” and “Dynamite,” off her forthcoming EP, Over You, now available for pre-order wherever music is sold.

ANYA MARINA: INDIE-PENDENT WOMAN comes from the creative and producing team of Bethany Watson (actor/producer/voice-over artist, co-host of An Acquired Taste Podcast) and Jon Sosis (writer/producer/director/Say It Ain’t Sosis Productions), the same team that created and produced the hilariously funny comedy web series LABELED. If you haven’t watched LABELED, check out the entire first season streaming exclusively on The Warner Sound’s YouTube Channel. Watch LABELED Season One here and stay tuned for LABELED Season 2, currently in production.

LINKS:

The Warner Sound’s YouTube Channel

ANYA MARINA: INDIE-PENDENT WOMAN Playlist on YouTube

LABELED Playlist on YouTube

Anya Marina Music & Merch Store on Bandcamp

LABELED Merch Store on TeeSpring

Throwback Thursday: A Road Trip Through Nevada, Utah and Arizona

On this throwback Thursday, I’m taking a trip down memory lane, looking back at a road trip that I took a few years ago through Nevada, Utah and Arizona. The trip started in Nevada where I, along with good friends, spent a few days in Las Vegas walking around the city, taking in a couple of shows (The Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil and Penn & Teller at the Rio Theater) and enjoying the atmosphere, food and attractions (ex: Freemont Street Experience, High Roller at the LINQ). While in Nevada, we also went to check out the Hoover Dam.

Next stop was Zion National Park in Utah which was absolutely incredible. I definitely remember how sunny and hot it was. I was looking for shade from the intense sun. Took a lot of great pictures and the scenery was unbelievable. We only spent a few hours in Zion National Park but it was amazing!

In Arizona, we made stops in Page, Sedona and Phoenix. We visited the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, the Glen Canyon Dam, the Lowell Observatory, Red Rock State Park, we took a boat tour on Lake Powell in Page, did the Pink Jeep Broken Arrow Tour in Sedona, visited McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park and the Penske Racing Museum, just to name a few. We had planned to do a hot air balloon ride too, but due to weather, the hot air balloon ride was grounded.

It was a wonderful trip and I look forward to doing it again in the future.

You can check out the highlight video of my road trip below!

Fun Fact: In my post, In A World of Loops and Smart Instruments, I mention that the track “The Journey” was inspired by a recent road trip. This is the road trip that brought about the inspiration for that track along with “Charting The Course,” “A Call To Action,” “Reflection in Time,” “Paradise,” “On The Road,” and “Onwards.” You can check out all these tracks in the Music Gallery.

Welcome Back, LABELED! Season 2 Premieres

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After last year’s cliffhanger season finale to close out Season 1, the hilariously funny comedy web series, LABELED, is back with Season 2! The Season 2 premiere debuted on Christmas Day.

LABELED is a comedy web series from co-creators and co-producers, Bethany Watson (actor/producer/voice-over artist, co-host of An Acquired Taste Podcast) and Jon Sosis (writer/producer/director/Say It Ain’t Sosis Productions). The series follows a group of low-level employees at a major NYC record label dealing with the high-level, big world problems at their label and in their industry.

Season 2 sees the return of the team at East Pacific Records, including Jess (Bethany Watson), Ellie (Palmyra Mattner), Diane (Kelsea Baker), Paul (Bry Poole), Kirby (Jerica Young), Stu (Robert Lee Leng), George (Jason Taylor) and more, dealing with a major shakeup at the label, new chaos and more drama. The Season 2 opener doesn’t miss a beat, so you can expect a brand-new season of hilarious hijinks that will have you laughing every episode, all season long. The LABELED Season 2 premiere also features a sneak peek into the LABELED spin-off web series, ANYA MARINA: INDIE-PENDENT WOMAN, starring Anya Marina and Nigel Fullerton, due to drop in February 2019.

I had the opportunity to watch Anya perform live last month and see a screening of the first episode of her web series. Anya is an incredibly talented singer/songwriter/musician and she is hilariously funny so stay tuned for ANYA MARINA: INDIE-PENDENT WOMAN.

One final noteworthy mention is the new LABELED Store on Teespring. If you are a fan of the web series, head over to the new store to check out the LABELED merch, show your LABELED pride and help support future production of LABELED.

Ready to watch LABELED? Check out the links below:

Watch the LABELED Season 2 Premiere

Watch LABELED Season 1 streaming exclusively on The Warner Sound’s YouTube Channel

Watch the LABELED Cutting Room Floor (Gag Reel)

Holiday Classics That Will Warm Your Heart

There are so many aspects of the holiday season that make this time of year, the most wonderful time of the year, including the holiday classics. You know, those great holiday classic movies or TV specials that you watch year after year and which never seem to get old. Those holiday classics that hold a special place in your heart and have become part of your holiday tradition, a tradition that you will pass along to future generations.

Here are five of my favorite holiday classics that I enjoy during the holiday season. Check them out and maybe consider adding them to your holiday classics collection.

Happy Holidays!

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Last Minute Holiday Gifts and Stocking Stuffers

When it comes to the holiday shopping season, I like to get my Christmas shopping done early so I can avoid the last minute rush and spend time enjoying the holidays rather than stressing over them.

If you tend to procrastinate when it comes to holiday shopping or just need some last minute gift ideas, stocking stuffer suggestions or maybe even a gift to treat yourself, I’ve put together some items that may be worth consideration.

Check them out below and Happy Holidays!

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FOR THE CONTENT CREATORS

FOR THE TECH ENTHUSIASTS

FOR THE FUN OF IT

FOR THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

FOR THE ALWAYS ON-THE-GO

FOR THE GADGETS & THE GIZMOS

FOR THE UNDECIDED . . . LET THEM CHOOSE THEIR OWN

 

Christmas Albums To Get You Into The Holiday Spirit

The holidays are here and how better to get into the holiday spirit than with Christmas music!

Whether you’re decorating your home, putting up the tree, wrapping gifts, sharing memories and stories, spending quality time with family and friends or just taking in all the wonders this holiday season has to offer, Christmas music is the perfect companion! There’s just something about Christmas music that gets you into the joyous, festive mood and truly makes this the most wonderful time of the year!

I’ve put together some of the Christmas albums that I enjoy this time of year. Check them out below and maybe consider adding them to your Christmas collection.

Happy Holidays!

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Adam DeAngelo, Anna Rak and Dustin Pearlman join forces to produce “The Power of Termination,” A Short Film

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend The Barrow Group’s Directorial Showcase, an evening of short works directed by students in their One Year Directing Program. One of the works presented was written by Adam DeAngelo and based upon his play “Breaking Up.” The story was deep, moving, emotional, funny, humorous and entertaining all while delving into the world of relationships, behavior, conflict, manipulation and therapy.

A few weeks ago, I was extremely excited to read that my good friend, Anna Rak (actor/producer/director/co-founder & artistic director Eastern Bridge Theatre Troupe), who I got to know while I was an Executive Producer for Eastern Bridge Theatre Troupe’s Foreign Voices Are Us, was joining with Adam DeAngelo (writer) and Dustin Pearlman (cinematographer/producer) to produce a short film, “The Power of Termination,” based upon Adam’s play. Anna will be directing this short film.

About “The Power of Termination”

“The Power of Termination” is a 15-minute narrative short film set in Los Angeles. Erica and Dean, a married couple, attend what they think is their last therapy session when they are surprised to find out about the "termination phase." The movie uncovers the patterns and motives of human behavior when in a dangerous or rather conflicting situation. “The Power of Termination” uses comedy to comment on interpersonal attraction, misuse of power, and conformity. 

As this short film is being produced as an independent production, the film’s Producers have started an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for this project to cover the production costs. Please check out “The Power of Termination” Indiegogo campaign site and if you can, please contribute to the campaign and help make this production possible. There are various contribution levels for which you can earn a perk or simply contribute towards the production to help support independent artists and independent productions. You can also share and spread the word.

I’ve been proud to support several independent productions over the past couple of years including this one, so I invite you to check it out, learn more and help support this production.

In A World of Loops and Smart Instruments

A couple of years ago, I began exploring Apple’s GarageBand. First, let me be perfectly clear that I’m not a musician in any way, shape or form. I did learn to play the recorder in Elementary School like some school children (I did not play well!) and then I learned to play the violin for a couple of years and participated in a couple of school performances in Junior High School (I played okay). But that was pretty much the extent of my “music career.”

So, on one January night, I sat down with my iPad, launched GarageBand and started to play around and try to figure out how GarageBand worked and what I could do in the application. I did some research online into GarageBand and eventually got into smart instruments and learned how to use the auto-play control knob to access a preset series of chord progressions within each class of smart instrument. From there, I started to experiment and combined, mixed, matched and edited different smart instruments and chord progressions using auto-play to create some interesting sounds.

Once I got past the initial learning curve, I challenged myself to test my creativity and see if I could create a single track comprised of different smart instruments and chord progressions using auto-play that would sound good. After a bit of exploration, trial and error and lots of time, I came up with my very first track which I called “The Journey.” It took quite some time to figure out an appropriate name for this track, but I eventually got there.

“The Journey” was inspired by a recent road trip that I had taken. While the initial base track took several hours to create, it would take another week or so to refine it until I got it to a point where I was comfortable. I was constantly tweaking the track and found a new appreciation for what professionals in the music industry must go through to put together a track. After creating “The Journey,” I decided to further challenge myself by trying to create a collection of tracks all inspired by my recent road trip. I eventually created tracks including “Charting The Course,” “A Call To Action,” “Reflection in Time,” “Paradise,” “On The Road,” “Onwards” and even an extended version of “The Journey.”

Creating and refining the tracks was just the beginning. I eventually went from creating tracks in GarageBand for iOS to creating and editing those tracks in GarageBand for macOS and then moved over to Logic Pro X. Now to be transparent, the move to Logic Pro X was primarily because I ran into some issues in GarageBand that I was able to solve with Logic Pro X. I also expanded into the world of Apple royalty-free loops, using loops along with smart instruments to create some amazing tracks like “Countdown,” “Discovery” and “Evolution” that I’m proud of.  

What started off as an exploration of Apple’s GarageBand turned into quite an amazing project and learning experience. I certainly don’t expect to win any awards, nor do I think that I fall within the company of the great musicians, composers, artists, performers and music professionals who create music and do this for a living. However, if anything, this project does showcase our potential to learn and explore new things, to open our minds and let our creativity out, to step out of our comfort zone and challenge ourselves beyond our limits.

I am incredibly proud to be able showcase the work from this project. You can listen to tracks from this project in the Music Gallery. I will be adding more tracks from this project soon so please check back for more!

LABELED Earns Two Wins at NJ Web Fest 2018; Direct Selection into Seoul WebFest 2019

The inaugural NJ Web Fest 2018 took place this past weekend and LABELED took home two awards including Best On-Screen Chemistry (Bethany Watson & Palmyra Mattner) and a surprise Direct Selection Seoul WebFest Award (“The Seoul Award”), giving LABELED a direct selection into Seoul WebFest 2019.

LABELED is a hilariously funny, female-driven comedy web series co-created and co-produced by Bethany Watson (actor/producer/voice-over artist, co-host & one-third of An Acquired Taste Podcast) and Jon Sosis (writer/producer/director/Say It Ain’t Sosis Productions). The series follows a group of low-level employees at a major NYC record label dealing with the high-level, big world problems at their label and in their industry.

The web series features an ensemble cast including Bethany Watson, Palmyra Mattner, Kristen Vaganos, Kelsea Baker, Jerica Young, Alison Klemp, Shawn Mathis Gooden, Lori Sommer, Bry Poole, Jason Taylor, Robert Lee Leng and many more with guest appearances and cameos by Anya Marina, Brian Ripps, Shelley Rome and more.

You can watch the entire first season of LABELED now streaming exclusively on The Warner Sound YouTube channel.

Stay tuned for the latest project by Bethany & Jon, the LABELED spin-off web series ANYA MARINA: INDIE-PENDENT WOMAN starring Anya Marina and Nigel Fullerton, currently in production.

NJ Web Fest 2018 nominations are out . . . Seven nominations for LABELED!

The nominations for the inaugural NJ Web Fest 2018 have been announced and LABELED has received an incredible SEVEN nominations including: Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy (Palmyra Mattner), Best On-Screen Chemistry (Bethany Watson & Palmyra Mattner), Best Director in a Comedy (Jon Sosis), Best Writing in a Comedy (Jon Sosis), Best Ensemble Cast in a Comedy, Best Guest Star (Mikhail "Doctor Mike" Varshavski) and Outstanding Comedy Series.

LABELED is a hilariously funny, female-driven comedy web series co-created and co-produced by Bethany Watson (actor/producer/voice-over artist, one-third of An Acquired Taste Podcast) and Jon Sosis (writer/producer/director). The series follows a group of low-level employees at a major NYC record label dealing with the high-level, big world problems at their label and in their industry.

LABELED features an ensemble cast including Bethany Watson, Palmyra Mattner, Kristen Vaganos, Kelsea Baker, Jerica Young, Alison Klemp, Shawn Mathis Gooden, Lori Sommer, Bry Poole, Jason Taylor, Robert Lee Leng and many more. The series also features guest appearances and cameos by Anya Marina, Brian Ripps and Shelley Rome, just to name a few.

NJ Web Fest 2018 screenings will take place on Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Clairidge Theatre in Montclair, NJ with the Awards Gala taking place the evening of Sunday, September 16, 2018 at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Additional information is available at NEWJERSEYWEBFEST.COM.

I'm so incredibly proud of the amazing cast and crew of LABELED and the incredible work they have put into this web series. A big THANK YOU to the amazing supporters and fans of the series. You can check out the entire first season of LABELED at LABELEDSERIES.COM

BTW: Bethany & Jon are working on a spin-off web series to LABELED called ANYA MARINA: INDIE-PENDENT WOMAN starring Anya Marina and Nigel Fullerton. The web series is currently in production. I can't wait to see what they have in store. Stay tuned!