August in review : Insurance, the future and upgrades

Out and about

The hearts of Sydney and Melbourne this month filming content for the QBE Leadership Academy, including a dash out to document Concious Futures and Simon Dehne doing his Futurist conference presenting.

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Online and technology

I setup two website foundations for their owners to work on – Facilitating Futures and Earthways Yoga.  You may notice the structural similarity.

Lastly we did a data archive (take everything in our storage drives, find anything additional, package it into 1 SD card and ship it to a client).  It was a month of Futurists!

Equipment improvement

The camera is heading in for it’s Dual Pixel AutoFocus upgrade – improving its continuous focusing capability and meaning we can float it around on a steadicam inside your office getting some quality results.

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The press image from Canon doesn’t quite ‘tell all’ but it sure looks like spending several hundred dollars will turn our video camera into a laser device! 🙂

FYI here is a great video from the man with the same initials as me, taking you through the benefit of Dual Pixel AF and how to use it in a useful way.

Learnings for August?  

* Ask amazing people to have coffee, the results are like the people, amazing!
* Shooting progressive gives a better quality image that interlaced
* Make sure only 1 wireless kit is working on the same frequency in a large conference room or it sounds like jamming interference
* The 24-105 f4 L lens is much easier to focus and gives better results than the 18-135 STM canon lens.  It will be added to our kit shortly

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Now we are heading to the United States for the next 3 weeks, tally ho` Burning Man here we go!!

Filming recommences September 13th+ with new acoustic videos for Tasha Zappala, the story of a well regarded financial services company and an engineering firm with a family history of inventive technology.

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