Artist Bio of Shane Robinson, Artist

by Lan Bui on July 17, 2014

Shane Robinson and Roxanne Darling hired us to make this short film. If you need something like this made, contact us. It is one of our favorite things to do.

We have known Shane since before YouTube was popular. Shane was Rox’s secret camera man and they did a lot of amazing things in the web video world before it was even a thing to do. They are pioneers of their industry, but more importantly, amazing people and cherished friends.

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Just a fun video because SUMMERTIME!!!

Chloe and I wanted to go to Venice Beach for a day and rollerblade. After seeing some of the stuff Bloom has been shooting I wanted to see what it would look like on skates! So I asked my friends at EVS Online to rent a slow motion camera (which they just let me borrow) and here is what I shot.

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YouTube to Hollywood… the right way.

by Lan Bui on January 31, 2014

I’ve worked with many people that make content for YouTube. A lot of them are a pleasure to work with. Some suck. Very few actually inspire me and make me think they have a bright future in Hollywood. Oh, and I’m going to define Hollywood as awesome TV and movies.

You may have seen an interview I did on my Google Glass when I had coffee with Anna Akana… if not… I introduce you to Anna Akana, Filmmaker.

Anna hired me to be Director of Photography for the short film H A L L U C I N A T I O N. See the full article →

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Nikon D800 Music Video Shoot at SXSW

by Vu Bui May 30, 2012
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SXSW is a big deal for us every year. We’ve spoken at the conference for the past 3 years (this years talk, last years talk) and it’s our favorite conference for many reasons, not the least of which are the people who attend (half of our friends are there). Conferences really are about people, you [...]

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Vimeo Video School – DSLR camera stabilization

by Lan Bui February 29, 2012
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Here is the second in the series of videos we were asked to do with Vimeo and Nikon!!! Lots of cool Zacuto stuff in it…

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How to mobilize your portable hard drives

by Lan Bui August 12, 2014
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I often get asked, “what are those big round black things on the back of your laptop screen?!” I hope the person I learned this from sees this so I can credit them, but right now I don’t recall if I thought of this or if I got it from someone. Let me know if [...]

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How we booked an international advertising campaign with Manfrotto – Part 2

by Lan Bui May 22, 2014
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If you have not read Part 1 “An Adumentary for the Manfrotto Befree Tripod – Shooting a traveling commercial series” please do so… or if it’s been a while since you have read it (it probably has been hehehe) take a look at it as it describes all of the technical details and what we [...]

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The Bui Brothers at NAB 2014

by Lan Bui April 4, 2014
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Vu and I will be at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas from Monday until Thursday!!! Some of the cool things we have worked on recently include an action/thriller feature film that premiered at the historic Chinese Theater in Hollywood, a short film produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Greg Aronowitz, shot an international advertising [...]

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The new essential piece of film gear – Foldable Camera Rig – Zacuto Enforcer and Marauder review

by Lan Bui January 6, 2014
Zacuto Enforcer and Marauder

I just had the chance to use the new foldable camera rigs by Zacuto… the Enforcer and Marauder. The gorilla rigs from Zacuto have worked out great for the past few years, I’ve used them a lot… the only problem was that they didn’t pack away quickly or set up easily. Most of the work [...]

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An Adumentary for the Manfrotto Befree Tripod – Shooting a traveling commercial series – Part 1

by Lan Bui June 12, 2013
Manfrotto Befree Tripod

Manfrotto contacted us to shoot the video ad campaign for their newest travel tripod, the Be Free, back in January of this year. It was an exciting new product and they wanted to show it off in the best way possible… a way that would also be true to the products features and capabilities. We [...]

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Canon 5DmkIII 85mm 1.2L II vs. Nikon D800 85mm 1.4G for portraits (but not really)

by Vu Bui September 12, 2012
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DISCLAIMER: There’s no science here, folks. Just a quick and not even accurate comparison. Lan and I decided to shoot a couple of new avatars for ourselves today since the ones we have been using are 3 years old and we don’t really look the same (I’m now a little fatter and a LOT balder, [...]

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Sony NEX-FS700U Super 35 Camcorder Samurai Sword vs Apple Slow Motion Test 240 fps

by Lan Bui July 24, 2012
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Thanks to EVS in Glendale for the studio space and for letting me borrow the Sony NEX-FS700 Super 35 Camcorder to shoot a Samurai Sword vs Apple slow motion test!!! We shot this with the stock Sony lens at 1080p 240 fps.

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Teal Sherer photo – Picture of Teal Sherer (My Gimpy Life)

by Lan Bui July 17, 2012
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shot on Nikon Here is a photo from the photo shoot I did the other day of Teal Sherer. I just delivered her proofs to her and we could not wait to share this one photo!!!

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Vampire Serum Teaser 1 – shot on a TS3Cine slow motion camera

by Lan Bui July 16, 2012
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A few months ago Sam Proof and I started talking about shooting something together. Not long after that we were getting pretty excited because Sam took a part of his novel (The Brood) and wrote up a miniseries special for us to shoot!

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Fireworks over Los Angeles

by Lan Bui July 5, 2012
Fireworks over Los Angeles

July 4th, 2012 fireworks over Los Angeles. Mike, Erica, Xander and I took a hike in the Hollywood hills to watch the fireworks over Los Angeles. I never expected there to be this many fireworks going on all at once. It was an amazing thing to see all the fireworks going off on the city [...]

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Canon 5D mark II nostalgia

by Lan Bui May 14, 2012
Canon 5D mark II nostalgia

I just got my Canon 5D mark II back from the Hollywood Canon repair center. It was a sad day when after 3 years my camera broke in my hands… all by my doing. All I remember doing was putting a CF card into the camera in the dark and it wouldn’t let me get [...]

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Traveling with a Kessler Slider

by Lan Bui May 6, 2012
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I’m in the airport about to fly to San Francisco to shoot for Zacuto at the Skywalker Ranch. One of the things Vu and I wanted to make sure we were able to bring was a slider… So I packed my standard cary on Lowepro X200 to the brim with all the gear I normally [...]

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Erica Rhodes photo shoot

by Lan Bui April 23, 2012
Erica Rhodes photos

So here is what happens when you need to do a quick shoot with pretty much no planning time…

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The Guild – I’m the One That’s Cool – Band Photo

by Lan Bui April 10, 2012
The Guild - I’m the One That’s Cool - Band Photo

A few months ago I got a call to shoot the cast of The Guild for their new music video! It was very exciting!!! And as usual, I would have very limited time with the talent. If you have been shooting things like this you know the drill… you get the talent in between takes [...]

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