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EQUIP: Film By Vashon Jordan - "Death of a Black Rose"

There are incredible stories all around us, waiting to be uncovered and brought to life. At LensProToGo we are so thrilled to be able to be a part of these projects through EQUIP: Helping Creatives Create.

Our first artist to be helped through this program is a young filmmaker from Chicago, Illinois, Vashon Jordan Jr, who is a recent graduate at Brooks College Prep. This fall he’s off to Kennedy-King College for his associate's degree and plans to attend Columbia College Chicago to complete his Bachelors in Television Production.

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3 Lights Perfect For Lighting A Car Interior

Lighting vehicle interiors for a film has always been a somewhat tricky task. Small confined spaces and power requirements make traditional hot lights impractical, not to mention, dangerous. In this post, we’ll look at 3 compact lights for lighting talent in a car. 

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Filming A Western With A Low Budget: Film Riot

As kids, most of us dream of being cowboys. Ryan Connolly of Film Riot made this dream come true for his crew during the making of Westward to Yuma. Watching the short you may immediately jump to the conclusion that with the location, costumes, props and, most important, quality of film, Ryan had a big budget to work with. You might be surprised to learn that with the gear listed below, they filmed the entire low budget short in just 1 day. Watch the full film here:

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The Secret Sauce: How to Build a Creative Business

For this blog post, we reached out to our filmmaking friend Matt Davis of Studio Sherpas. We asked Matt what he believed was the secret sauce to building a creative business. Below is what he had to say.

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10 Creative Ways To Use A GoPro At Your Next Wedding

What comes to mind when you think about a GoPro camera? Probably snorkeling, mountain biking, snowboarding, skydiving, or…weddings? Okay, probably not that last one, until now!

GoPros are little, lightweight, and ridiculously easy to toss into your camera bag on wedding days. But what for, you ask? Surprisingly, quite a few things! Here are 10 ways to use the small-but-mighty camera at your next wedding.

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Hot Rod Cameras: Los Angeles Camera Rental Pickup Location for LensProToGo

LensProToGo is excited to announce a partnership with Hot Rod Cameras, located in Burbank California. As of today, they will act as a certified pickup location for LensProToGo rentals.

Hot Rod Cameras offers a unique boutique video experience that includes expert technical support. The partnership provides the Los Angeles camera rental market with an additional option. 

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What To Expect When Working With A Post Production House: Archaius Creative

How many hours do you spend editing a week? What about a month or a year? It's terrifying to think about right? What if you could get those hours back to continue doing what you really love: shooting films. 

We reached out to our friends at Archaius Creative, a post production house you know from our YouTube channel, to get an idea of what filmmakers can expect when working with service like theirs. 

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Bright Tangerine Revolvr Follow Focus

If you’re the kind of shooter who’s happened upon this page because you need silky smooth focus control that doesn’t mess around, you’ve come to the right place. The Bright Tangerine Revolvr is a newcomer to the established follow focus scene of ARRIs and O-Connors but don’t be fooled; this thing is no freshman effort.

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6 Ways To Shoot For Post Production

There are an incredible amount of things to consider when shooting a film. In the excitement of pre-production, post production can be overlooked. Small errors while shooting could turn into long, frustrating, hours at the computer. In the end, these things could cost not just time but money to fix. We reached out to our friends at Archaius Creative for some tips on ways to shoot for post production. 

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7 Ways To Record Better Audio At Weddings

Want to improve your audio game for your next wedding film? Check out these tips and get some gear recommendations for capturing better audio at your events.

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