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Canon XA50 Best Documentary Camera for Solo Filmmakers in 2019?

Here are my thoughts on the Canon XA50 after using it this past week. (Quick summary? I’m quite smitten!) Perhaps my search for the perfect low-budget documentary camera is over?

I had to pack up the XA50 and returned it to today. Parting was such sweet sorrow. I will miss you so much my new – but oh so dear – friend.

Also made a short film with the XA50 last week as I was testing it out.

There’s still one more project which I was able to squeeze in while I had the XA50. Shot it yesterday but I haven’t had a chance to edit yet. It’s coming soon though. Stay tuned guys!

The Book Lovers Series

The Bookstore for Filmmakers

I was in Lyon, France last fall for a few days. As usual, I Googled and Yelped for a list of local bookshops to visit. After a quick search, I discovered the coolest fact ever. I was actually in the city that was the birthplace of cinema! Lyon was home to the Lumiere Brothers (Auguste and Louis Lumiere) who invented the first Cinematographe (film camera) in the 1890s. Not only that, the Institut Lumiere (their former home now a museum on filmmaking) is just a skip and a hop (ok … not quite, a bus ride or two) from my hotel. The best discovery of all was that there’s a bookstore in Lyon that’s dedicated entirely to films and filmmaking!

If you’re into filmmaking, you’ll love this bookshop! I promise! Here’s Episode 4 of the Book Lovers Series, featuring Librairie du Premier Film, a bookstore for cinephile.