How you can measure which ND filter to use, and why I rely on 3, 6, and 10-stop neutral density filters.
I'm an FAA-certified pilot, but there are four reasons I can't fly drones in New York City.
A short documentary about lights, shot on the new full-frame Lumix S1 camera.
For the return of Indy Mogul, Ted Sim dared me to shoot a micro documentary in four hours.
One of my favorite interview tricks—deleting a microphone from the shot.
I followed landscape photographer Ben Grunow into the Swiss Alps for this short documentary profile.
If you have two minutes, I can explain how the f-stop scale works for lenses.
Packing two Panasonic GH5s, three lenses, and a DJI Spark, I traveled to Bowling Green, Kentucky to experience the total solar eclipse.
A 5-minute documentary about ice, shot in 4K 60p on the Panasonic GH5.
From my #GoViralKz keynote talk in Almaty, Kazakhstan, I share my career philosophy.
In this in-depth camera tutorial, I share the settings I use as a filmmaker.
Read the blog post—5 Lessons Learned from my Profitable Indie Documentary
With the news that the Panasonic GH5 will record 10-bit 4:2:2 internally, what does that mean? And do you need to record that way?
To get a consistent, yet portable “studio” look for my latest round of documentary interviews, I used a 40x60” black background and tiny softbox, equipment totaling $141.
Griffin shares how he shoots time lapses, using a wide-angle lens, 1000x ND filter and Panasonic GH4 with built-in intervalometer.
#MyFirstSevenJobs don’t even get me to a video production career. I look back at the jobs I’ve had and how “job-crafting” led to a fulfilling career.
A simple $20 clamp is my most versatile piece of filmmaking gear—9 ways I've used clamps recently in the field.
My full documentary "Sriracha," with behind-the-scenes stories and filmmaking tricks.
Thank you to VFX artist Vincent MacTiernan, who produced several apocalypse-style visual effects for a post-election video I released last week—https://youtu.be/uTaKY4saQsE
A popular parody I directed, shot and edited—in under 48 hours—before the final presidential debate in Las Vegas.
Matt Negrin and I describe the experience of producing a video with Jeff Daniels—as Will McAvoy—mimicking the visual style of "The Newsroom."
I review the MicroJib—on "Cheap Thing vs. Expensive Thing"— to test whether it's $100 better than a selfie stick.
I explain all the Panasonic GH4 settings filmmakers need to know to optimize their new camera.
Griffin builds a powerful, DIY video light for $86, using hardware store parts, and eight 100-watt-equivalent compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs.