Category Archives: video


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.

video gear:

Panasonic EVA1 – 4K / 2K

Panasonic GH4 and GH5 cameras – 4K / 2K / 24 Megapixel stills

GoPro Hero 8 Black action camera

Metabones Speed Booster (EF to E mount & EF to MFT mount)

Rokinon DS cine lenses 14/24/35/50/85/135mm

Canon 70-200/f2.8 zoom

Canon 24-105/f4 L zoom

Canon 17-55mm/f2.8 zoom

Tamron 24-70 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

Sigma 50-100/f1.8 zoom

SLR Magic 10mm/T2.1 prime

SLR Magic 35mm/T1.4 prime

Tokina 11-16/f2.8 zoom


DJI Ronin S gimbal w/Tilta wireless follow focus

4 foot slider (similar to Dana Dolly)

GVM 31” motorized slider

Kessler 8 foot jib/crane

Kessler K Pod tripod & Hercules head

Prompter People teleprompter

Sachter Flowtech 75 tripod legs

Sachter FSB-6 carbon fiber video tripod

Sirui monopod with video head

Benro high hat (short tripod)

Atomos Shogun Inferno 7” monitor/ProRes 4K recorder

Blackmagic Video Assist 5” HD monitor/ProRes HD recorder

Atomos Shinobi 5” HDMI/SDI monitor

Aputure 7″ monitor

Z CAM EVF with wireless transmitter (to iOS devices)

Hollyland 400S wireless transmitter (to monitor AND iOS devices)

Tilta BS-03 shoulder rig/matte box/follow focus

Tilta Nucleus Nano Follow Focus with focus hand grip


(1) Aputure COB300 daylight LED with fresnel, barn doors (AC)

(2) Aputure COB120 daylight LED fresnel, barn doors (AC)

(3) Aputure Light Dome diffusion w/grid (1 large, 2 small)

(1) Aputure Lantern (aka China Ball) w/skirt

(1) Aputure Lightstorm LS 1/2 LED light panel (AC)

(1) Aputure MC LED – RGB (battery)

(1) Aputure  LED on-camera light (battery)

(1) Genaray Radience COB LED (AC + battery)

(1) FalconEyes RX18TD flexible bi-color LED light (AC + battery)

(1) Luxli Cello RGBW (AC + battery)

(2) Dracast 500LED bi-color light panel (AC + battery)

(1) Dracast 500LED daylight panel (AC + battery)

(1) Nanguang Pavolite RGBW LED light tube (AC + battery)

(1) Nanguang RGBW LED light tube (AC + battery)

(1) Ledgo 1×1  bi-color light panel (AC + battery)

(2) Bardwell & Mcallister 1000 watt tungsten fresnel (AC)

(2) various color & size China balls (AC)

(6) C stands – 4 tall, 2 short

(1) Avenger combo stand with wheels

(1) Kupo boom arm

(2) Manfrotto 420B combi boom stands

(6) light stands

(1) Digital Juice Road Rags Kit (light modifiers)

(1) Digital Juice pattern gobo kit

(1) Sunbounce Pro Sun-Swatter 4×6’ diffuser

(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/6 channel recorder

Sound Devices 552 mixer/stereo recorder

Tascam DR-10L bodypack lav mic/recorder

(2) Sennheiser G3 wireless lavalier mics (B band frequency)

RodeLink wireless lavalier mic

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:

iMac Pro w/64 GB RAM

Mac 5,1 tower w/32 GB RAM

Nvidia GTX 980 Ti 6 GB graphics card

Adobe CC Premiere Pro

Adobe CC After Effects

Adobe CC Audition

Maxon Cinema 4D R23

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

Learn more at
Voices & Visions of Seattle

visual effects work

Here is post that will contain visual effects work. I have recently started working with some Seattle area film maker groups, and will be doing more shooting and editing work.


Here is an example of a simple sky and sign replacement:

This is a test for of a night time scene, shot during day light: