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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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YouTube to Hollywood… the right way.

by Lan Bui 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 [...]

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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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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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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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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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Using the C300 to create believable pictures – Late Night Chatter with Rodney Charters, Drew Gardner and Lan Bui – part 2

by Vu Bui January 10, 2012
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In the second part of the “late night camera geek chat” the guys (Drew Gardner, Rodney Charters and Lan Bui) get a little more drunk and talk a little more about the C300 and what it’ll be good for. If you saw an earlier video Lan posted, they used an iPad and iPhone to light [...]

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Killing TV lighting, 4k and 10-bit – Canon C300 late night chat with Rodney Charters, Drew Gardner and Lan Bui part 1

by Lan Bui January 5, 2012
Killing TV lighting, 4k and 10-bit - Canon C300

This is a late light chat Drew and I had with Rodney Charters on New Year’s eve sparked by the Canon C300. After we shot the ultimate low light test on the Canon C300 we had some whisky and talked about a wide range of things related to filmmaking. Here is a compressed list of [...]

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Canon C300 – the ultimate low light test with Rodney Charters, Drew Gardner and Lan Bui

by Lan Bui January 3, 2012
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This video is what i will consider the ultimate low light test for the Canon C300. Rodney Charters, Drew Gardner and Lan Bui (me) spent New Year’s

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Canon C300 test video – Michaelmas Goose Dinner

by Lan Bui December 29, 2011
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Here we go!!! Another test video shot on the Canon C300… remember the dinner Drew was cooking the other day? You know when Drew and I were talking about the benefits of the C300 over DSLRs… Well after a few drinks and trying to stay out of Drew’s way that was what I shot.

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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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Canon C300 Day 2 – Discussing shooting with the C300, Canon DSLR vs C300?

by Lan Bui December 27, 2011
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Today I finally got the camera outside the house and shot some test shots with it. Here is Drew and I talking about the camera a little bit more and we talk about the Canon C300 vs DSLRs… is the Canon C300 just a glorified souped up DSLR? Is it worth all the fuss? Footage [...]

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Canon C300 Day 1 – Brief Physical Review

by Lan Bui December 24, 2011
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Drew Gardner and I have just received a Canon C300. This video is us discussing our first reactions to the camera. We review the size and weight of the Canon C300, the build quality, the buttons, the Canon C300 ‘foot’, battery compartment, audio inputs, LCD, handle, and review other Canon C300 parts too. It is [...]

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Kaile Goh Gold (acoustic) ft. Paul Dateh and Ken Belcher

by Lan Bui March 31, 2011
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vocals: kaile goh – kailegoh.com guitar: ken belcher – kenbelcher.com violin/vocals: paul dateh – pauldateh.com

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