Ordered a new tripod with a fluid drag head. Amazon sent me the tripod base, the pan/tilt handles, the carrying case & even an allen wrench. Only thing missing… the actual fluid head and quick release plate. WTF :-P #QualityControlFail. Already on the phone getting it worked out but come on! It’s a pretty important part. I’ma go buy a car & not have it come with an engine in it. Just kick through the floorboards & Flinstone that -ish off the lot.

Ordered a new tripod with a fluid drag head. Amazon sent me the tripod base, the pan/tilt handles, the carrying case & even an allen wrench. Only thing missing… the actual fluid head and quick release plate. WTF :-P #QualityControlFail. Already on the phone getting it worked out but come on! It’s a pretty important part. I’ma go buy a car & not have it come with an engine in it. Just kick through the floorboards & Flinstone that -ish off the lot.

My new @NikonUSA J1 mirrorless camera. Found this refurbished for an amazing price & thought, why not see what the fuss was about. Also picked up an adapter so I can use all my manual F-Mount Nikkor glass with this. I needed a replacement for my Nikon P300 P&S. I’ve had that camera for almost 3 years I think & its literally falling apart. But for good reason, I used that camera all the time & put it through hell. It’s a rugged little basturd. The J1 came with a 10 - 30mm f/3.5-5.6. Not as fast as I would like it but that’s because I was spoiled with my P300 which had a f/1.8 - 4.9. Been toying around with it & already have some footage to share. Nikon is already on the 4th gen model with the J4 so many of my complaints may have been addressed but I still can’t justify paying $600 (J4 price new) & not just buying a DSLR. Like I said, I got my J1 for dirt cheap otherwise I would have gone with the P340 & stayed in P&S land. So far I’ve enjoyed it & shot some pretty great stuff.

My new @NikonUSA J1 mirrorless camera. Found this refurbished for an amazing price & thought, why not see what the fuss was about. Also picked up an adapter so I can use all my manual F-Mount Nikkor glass with this. I needed a replacement for my Nikon P300 P&S. I’ve had that camera for almost 3 years I think & its literally falling apart. But for good reason, I used that camera all the time & put it through hell. It’s a rugged little basturd. The J1 came with a 10 - 30mm f/3.5-5.6. Not as fast as I would like it but that’s because I was spoiled with my P300 which had a f/1.8 - 4.9. Been toying around with it & already have some footage to share. Nikon is already on the 4th gen model with the J4 so many of my complaints may have been addressed but I still can’t justify paying $600 (J4 price new) & not just buying a DSLR. Like I said, I got my J1 for dirt cheap otherwise I would have gone with the P340 & stayed in P&S land. So far I’ve enjoyed it & shot some pretty great stuff.

New shock mounts, to replace the one broken on set a few weeks ago, arrived today! Bought 2 so I have a backup & a ton of extra rubberbands. I hate not being prepared for something potentially going wrong! #ProgressProTip: Be prepared for things to go wrong when film making. As prepared as you can be. #Crewlife #SoundRecordist

New shock mounts, to replace the one broken on set a few weeks ago, arrived today! Bought 2 so I have a backup & a ton of extra rubberbands. I hate not being prepared for something potentially going wrong! #ProgressProTip: Be prepared for things to go wrong when film making. As prepared as you can be. #Crewlife #SoundRecordist

One of my oldest & dearest friends has a movie she produced on the front page of www.imdb.com! Heck Yeah! Go check out the trailer for ‘The One I Love’. Congrats @meleslyn & to all talent & crew envolved #ProudSconnie #MakingMovies #ProgressPeople #MakingProgressHappen

One of my oldest & dearest friends has a movie she produced on the front page of www.imdb.com! Heck Yeah! Go check out the trailer for ‘The One I Love’. Congrats @meleslyn & to all talent & crew envolved #ProudSconnie #MakingMovies #ProgressPeople #MakingProgressHappen

The ‘Generation Rx’ short film team. Small crew doing Big things. LtoR @JohnTaschner (Director), @MajorProgress (#AC/ #Gaffer/Sound Recordist), Eric Flores (Key Grip), Joey Rassool (DP). #Setlife #Crewlife #MakingProgressHappen

The ‘Generation Rx’ short film team. Small crew doing Big things. LtoR @JohnTaschner (Director), @MajorProgress (#AC/ #Gaffer/Sound Recordist), Eric Flores (Key Grip), Joey Rassool (DP). #Setlife #Crewlife #MakingProgressHappen

Just a few of the talented people I had the pleasure of lighting & hanging on set with. LtoR Heather Murdock, Aaron Groben, Stephanie Martinez, Melissa Marie Elias (All Talent), John Taschner (Director). #Setlife #Crewlife #ShortFilm

Just a few of the talented people I had the pleasure of lighting & hanging on set with. LtoR Heather Murdock, Aaron Groben, Stephanie Martinez, Melissa Marie Elias (All Talent), John Taschner (Director). #Setlife #Crewlife #ShortFilm

An aerial shoot where our leads run up a flight of stairs. Well that’s now checked off my #camerashotbucketlist. Don’t get me wrong, I’m gonna do this again the first chance I get but this was a fun shot to set up. Joey Rassool (DP) made me nervous. I kept running over to hold the camera & wouldn’t let go until he repeated 4 times he had a good grip. #AC #Gaffer #Setlife #Crewlife

An aerial shoot where our leads run up a flight of stairs. Well that’s now checked off my #camerashotbucketlist. Don’t get me wrong, I’m gonna do this again the first chance I get but this was a fun shot to set up. Joey Rassool (DP) made me nervous. I kept running over to hold the camera & wouldn’t let go until he repeated 4 times he had a good grip. #AC #Gaffer #Setlife #Crewlife

Shooting a short film’Generation Rx’ in this old school hotel building that is all kinds of gorgeous with space too spare. I’m adding this location to the list… ft. Joey Rassool (DP), Stephanie Martinez (Talent), Aaron Groben (Talent). #Setlife #Crewlife #AC #Gaffer

Shooting a short film’Generation Rx’ in this old school hotel building that is all kinds of gorgeous with space too spare. I’m adding this location to the list… ft. Joey Rassool (DP), Stephanie Martinez (Talent), Aaron Groben (Talent). #Setlife #Crewlife #AC #Gaffer

Spent today in DTLA on set doing my #AC / #Gaffer thing for a short film called “Generation RX”. Fun times working with Joey Rassool (DP) & Eric Flores (Key Grip). #SetLife #CrewLife #MakingProgressHappen

Spent today in DTLA on set doing my #AC / #Gaffer thing for a short film called “Generation RX”. Fun times working with Joey Rassool (DP) & Eric Flores (Key Grip). #SetLife #CrewLife #MakingProgressHappen

Hey Google+ I didn’t miss anything… everything worth “not missing” was on my FB, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr feeds. You’re still irrelevant. Thx 4 the email though. #TruthHurts

Hey Google+ I didn’t miss anything… everything worth “not missing” was on my FB, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr feeds. You’re still irrelevant. Thx 4 the email though. #TruthHurts