Steven Gladstone

Steven Gladstone

Steven Gladstone is a New York-based filmmaker who has worked in the industry for more than 20 years as an animation/motion control cameraman, gaffer, camera assistant, D.P., and director. He spent a year and a half videotaping Holocaust survivors for the Survivors of the Shoah project and has a Master of Communication Arts degree. When he isn't working at B&H, he pursues personal filmmaking projects and spends time with his children. His personal website is www.gladstonefilms.com.

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Show Us Your Shot: Dolly or Zoom?
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In this segment of Show Us Your Shot, filmmaker Steven Gladstone shares with us the differences between a dolly and a zoom. He begins by recreating a two-dolly combination move using a skateboard dolly and a slider, and then moves on to examine the choice between zoom in and dolly in. “With the small size and lightweight nature of today’s equipment, once-difficult shots become easier to pull off...
2 weeks ago
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As filmmakers, we’ve all heard that it is important to get BTS video and on-set shots. On my last shoot, I handed a digital camera to a PA and said, “Take behind-the-scenes-stills.” This did not work out well, because I ended up with about 900 stills, of which 97% were useless. It wasn’t the PA’s fault—after all, this is a highly developed craft, and he had no idea what to photograph. I also had...
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From the filmmakers: "3:13 is a one-minute horror short created for Make Long Story Shorts, on Instagram. Inspired by the phenomenon of sleep paralysis, this film follows Maria (Robbie Jean) who experiences a terrifying visit by a shadowy Demon (Diamond Simone) at 3:13 AM, but can't move—only to wake up and realize it was a nightmare. Working within the limited time length, I wrote a 'loop'...
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Recently, I had the opportunity to test the Sachtler FSB 10 FT MS with Flowtech 100 Tripod System. I already own a set of Sachtler Flowtech 75 legs and an...
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Whether you’re a student or a seasoned veteran, selecting the right camera can make your head spin with questions. Does sensor size matter? What’s the difference between 4:2:0 and 4:2:2? Do I really need a camera that can record 4K? What about raw? We’ll explain the key components that help a camera produce cinematic images, and in doing so, hopefully help you make that all-important decision....
2 months ago
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You’ve shot, edited, and finished your film. You’ve sent it off to the festival circuit, and you’ve been getting accepted. Congratulations. And yet, each festival is asking you for promotional material, on-set stills or behind the scenes (BTS) video. Sadly, all you have is a picture or two from just before you started shooting, and one that the crew sent around—of you, passed out from exhaustion—...
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If you are gearing up to shoot your film, video, webisode, or pretty much any production, don’t forget to take on-set photographs and BTS video. This is something I’m sure you have heard before, but it is one of those things everyone knows, but doesn’t do. In the following two articles, I ask about the value of on-set photos and BTS video, from the perspective of a producer, and then from the...
3 months ago
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For NAB 2019, Feiyutech announces its G6 Plus 3-Axis Gimbal with Heavy Duty Phone Mount for smartphones, action cameras, and compact cameras weighing up to 1.75 pounds. The G6 Plus is a lightweight, single-handed gimbal with joystick, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, camera control, multifunction knob,...
3 months ago
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In this segment of Show Us Your Shot, Michael Epstein and Sophia Cacciola share with us their technique for creating a dreamlike driving shot with a stationary car, shooting high speed on the film, Clickbait. “Clickbait is a modern, giallo-inspired horror, dark comedy film about the costs of seeking notoriety. A college student who will do just about anything for Internet fame is kidnapped by a...
3 months ago
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Lifting someone by the neck may look easy in the movies—you just need an actor who is ridiculously strong. But in the real world, where you don’t want to hurt the actor who is being lifted, it takes some smart camerawork and nifty editing to make it look convincing. In this segment of Show Us Your Shot, PJ Woodside and Steve Hudgins of...
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It seems like only last year that Litepanels released the Gemini, a 2 x 1 soft light with high output, RGB control of hue and saturation, and built-in gel match and effects. It quickly became a popular choice. Now, Litepanels strikes again with the...
3 months ago
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As 4K production becomes the norm, Canon announces five new and exciting 4K camcorders, one for the consumer market, and four for the professional market. Continuing Vixia’s tradition of pushing the bounds of consumer camcorders toward professional quality, the...
3 months ago
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Every so often it is a good idea to sort through all your gear. With winter releasing its grip and nicer weather on the way, now is the perfect time to assess what you have, what you’ve lost, give it a good cleaning, and figure out what needs repair, what needs replacing, and what you should just shed. If you are a gear junkie like me, the thought of getting rid of any piece of gear probably...
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The Pro Video Team at B&H would like to announce the CINEGEARS Ghost-Eye Wireless HDMI & SDI Video Transmission Kit 500M. CINEGEARS is known for professional-level equipment designed to stand up to the rigors of production life, and its Ghost-Eye Wireless HDMI & SDI Video...
5 months ago
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Monitors are flawed. They display limited color space, usually sRGB (although newer ones can display a wider color gamut), they age and change over time, and different backlight technologies will affect how the images are displayed. Let us not forget that the viewing conditions make a big difference in how we perceive, and need to be considered. For text, this isn't important, but for the visual...
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