Build your own inexpensive BRIX media server

Build your own inexpensive BRIX media server

Build your own inexpensive BRIX media server Mostly we use Macbook Pros to run our shows. But more and more we have gigs that require a fast computer that can be left unattended, setup with automation, or exceed the performance capabilities of our trusty MBPs. We...
Five must-have tools on stage or on set

Five must-have tools on stage or on set

Five must-have tools on stage or on set Some of our younger crew members occasionally ask what tools they should bring to a show or shoot. While it depends on your role and the project itself, these are five items I’ve found indispensable over the years. 1. MULTITOOL...
Supercharge WordPress performance and speed

Supercharge WordPress performance and speed

Supercharge WordPress performance and speed WordPress is arguably the world’s most popular CMS and blogging system. But it’s old, as these things go, and built on a relatively sluggish language (PHP) and aging database infrastructure (MySQL). Despite these challenges,...
How to (and not to) edit a 38-camera multicam project

How to (and not to) edit a 38-camera multicam project

How to (and not to) edit a 38-camera multicam project PREAMBLE When I was 23, I shot and edited KMFDM’s 20th Anniversary 2xDVD set. It was a monumental undertaking at the time, working with something like a $10,000 editing budget plus a week on tour at 22 years old –...