The Bui Brothers at NAB 2014

by Lan Bui on April 4, 2014

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 campaign, and even snuck to Hawaii to shoot a mini doc for an amazing Maui based artist Shane Robinson!!! And we did all of this while Vu still lives in Stockholm, Sweden working as the COO of Mojang (the company that makes the unbelievably popular Minecraft) with a ton ton ton of traveling.

We will be talking about these gigs, how we get them and how we charge for them in our upcoming talks, lectures, presentations and workshops. If you happen to be at NAB this year, See the full article →

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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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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 I do requires traveling, so the faster and smaller and lighter the rig can get the better.

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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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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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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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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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Canon C300 video – Grand Union Canal, Hertfordshire, UK

by Lan Bui December 28, 2011
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Yesterday I finally got to get out and shoot real video with the Canon C300!!! Drew was headed out to the market so I tagged along just to get dropped off at the canal and shoot a few test shots while he was shopping. I shot for one hour during sunset… well during sunset time…

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L’Oreal UNESCO For Women in Science

by Lan Bui December 18, 2011
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L’Oreal and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) give money to outstanding women in science each year… it is amazing to see women in science getting support for their research.

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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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Brain Crack … Don’t get addicted

by Lan Bui March 30, 2012
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Every once in a while… well actually at least once a month I have to watch this video by Ze Frank… the part I’m talking about is from 0:25 to 1:33 in the video. Although the profane song at the end always puts me in a good mood! That is all… just thought I’d share [...]

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How to do SXSW for FREE

by Lan Bui March 9, 2012
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Today I talked to Lindsey Eckwall about her experience at SXSW for the last 5 years. Well… her free experience at SXSW of the last 5 years. Basically she has been to SXSW for free every time she has been! So over the years Lindsey has become an expert at knowing all that is free [...]

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Vimeo Video School – Beginner DSLR video tutorial

by Vu Bui February 14, 2012
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When Lan and I were contacted by Vimeo and Nikon to help with a short video tutorial series for beginner DSLR users, we thought the project sounded like a fun little time. Little did we know what they had in store. Vimeo has been producing their Video School videos for a little over a year [...]

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Teaser – Vimeo Video School: Do more with your DSLR

by Lan Bui February 8, 2012
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YAY!!! Finally we get to show a bit of what we did with Vimeo that Nikon sponsored!!! At the end of last year Nikon and Vimeo asked Vu and I to come to NYC and do some educational content for the Vimeo Video School… Well the first video coming is “Do more with your DSLR” [...]

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