I often get requests for what kind of gear I use on video shoots, recording audio and post production. Gear required for specific shoots that I don’t own can be rented with advance notice. I also add crew for larger projects.

camera and lens gear:
SONY FS5 camera – 4K / 2K
Panasonic GH4 and GH5 cameras – 4K / 2K / 20 Megapixel stills
Metabones Speed Booster (EF to E mount & EF to MFT mount)
Rokinon DS cine lenses 14/24/35/50/85/135mm
SONY 18-105mm/f4 zoom
SONY 28mm/f2
Canon 70-200/f2.8 zoom
Canon 24-105/f4 L zoom
Canon 17-55mm/f2.8 zoom
Panasonic 35-100mm/f2.8 zoom
Panasonic 12-35mm/f2.8 zoom
Panasonic 7-14mm/f4 zoom
Panasonic 14mm/f2.8 prime
Panasonic 25mm/f1.4 prime
Panasonic 42.5/f1.7 prime
Sigma 18-35mm/f1.8 zoom
SLR Magic 35mm/T1.4 prime
Tokina 11-16/f2.8 zoom

camera support:
DJI Ronin M gimbal (rental fee applies)
ikan Beholder DS1 gimbal (for GH3 & GH4)
(2) Aperture DEC follow focus (EF to MFT and EF to E mount)
4 foot Glidegear slider (similar to Dana Dolly)
GVM 31” motorized slider
Shark S1 (28” to 47” length) slider
Kessler 8 foot jib/crane
Kessler K Pod tripod & Hercules head
Prompter People teleprompter
Sachter FSB-6 carbon fiber video tripod
Manfrotto 190PROB & 547 tripods
Benro carbon fiber tripod & BV6 video head
Manfrotto 502AH & 500AH video heads
Sirui monopod with video head
Atomos Shogun Inferno 7” monitor/ProRes recorder
Blackmagic Video Assist 5” HD monitor/ProRes recorder
MustHD 7″ monitor

(2) Bardwell & Mcallister 1000 watt tungsten fresnel (AC)
(2) Aputure COB120 daylight fresnel (AC)
(1) Aputure Lightstorm LS 1/2 LED light (AC)
(2) Aputure 528W LED panel (AC & battery)
(1) Aputure LED on-camera light (battery)
(1) Dracast 500LED bi-color light (AC)
(1) Dracast 500LED daylight (AC + battery)
(2) Lowel Pro halogen lights (AC)
(4) fluorescent light banks (AC)
(1) 50 watt fresnel (highlight, spot fill)
(2) various color & size China balls (AC)
(6) C stands – 4 tall, 2 short
(2) Manfrotto 420B combi stands
(6) light stands
(1) 10′ X 20’ black background w/stands
(1) 5×7’ pop-up reflector/negative fill/screen
(1) 5×7’ pop-up green/blue screen
(3) 30-40” pop-up reflectors

audio gear:
SoundDevices MixPre-6 mixer/recorder
Sound Devices 552 mixer/stereo recorder
(2) Sennheiser G3 wireless mic lavalier mic
1xA band (516-558MHz) and 1xB band (626-668MHz)
RodeLink wireless lavalier mic
Tascam DR-10L bodypack lav mic/recorder
(1) Rode NTG-3 shotgun microphone
Rode Reporter microphone
Audix SCX1-HC hypercardioid microphone
AudioTechnica AT2022 stereo condenser microphone
Shure KSM32 condenser microphone
(2) Oktava MC012 condenser microphones (capsules: cardioid x2, hyper cardioid x1)
12 foot carbon fiber boom pole
boom pole C-stand holder
Rode mic blimp
Rycote mic blimp
AudioTechnica ATH-M50X headphones
Sennheiser HD-280 headphones

editing workstation & software:
Mac 5,1 tower w/32GB RAM
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti 6GB graphics card
Adobe CC Premiere Pro
Adobe CC After Effects
Adobe CC Audition
Maxon Cinema 4D R16
RedGiant Plural Eyes, Trapcode Suite, Magic Bullet Looks, Universe


Ronin M motorized gimbal stablizer

I recently added a Ronin motorized gimbal stabilizer to my video gear arsenal. The Ronin smooths out camera movement, and minimizes the need for extra support gear like tripods, sliders and cranes. I expect this piece of gear will get a lot of use on future projects.


Improv Jam Trailer

Last December I took part in an interesting video shoot; 3 of Seattle’s leading jazz musicians jamming with upcoming blues and rap musicians. We had upwards of NINE cameras running and the shoot was a bit of a free-for-all, not unlike the improvised music. As a musician myself, I found the interaction between the old-school jazz masters and the younger musicians to be quite interesting.

Here is the final project:

Michael Brockman, Clarence Acox and Phil Sparks of the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (
Ayron Jones of AJ and the Way (
Turtle T. ( with a special guest star appearance from RA Scion (

The Crew:
Producer/Director: Ron Dawson, Dare Dreamer Media (
Co-Producer/Audio/Camera: Brian Russell, Willow Craft Media (
Camera and Lighting: Stuart Ferrier, Blue Fern Productions (
Camera: Sarah Ferrier, Blue Fern Productions
Camera: David Patterson (
Camera: April Johnson
Audio Mixer: Blaine Rochester

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