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Hawaii Shoots is the blog and community effort of Berad Studio, purposed to unite and grow the Hawaii video production industry. More Info

Pacific New Media Has Introductory Classes Galore to Kickstart the New Year

The Pacific New Media Outreach College is one of Hawaii’s best resources for classes and workshops pertaining to business, video, photography and art. PNM brings in nationally recognized professionals as well as many of Hawaii’s top professionals to share their experiences and techniques in a structured environment.

The New Year […]

Don’t Miss The World’s Largest Free Online Cinematography Event

The internet is teeming with with valuable and free film making knowledge and techniques. Last year I stumbled across the Big League Cine Summit and it has since been one of my favorite resources for cinematography. This year Big League Film School is back with the Third Annual Big League […]

Learn how to shoot a marketing video with Berad Studio

For our first event of 2015 we’ll be shooting a marketing video for Etched Aloha and you’re invited to tag along. Whether you just picked up your first camera or are a long time production veteran, it’s always good to get back to the basics. We’ll go through lighting our […]

Film Riot’s Top 10 Favorite Resources for Filmmakers

If you want to start your New Year by learning about film and/or how to shoot movies or want to brush up on your filmmaker knowledge, Ryan Connolly from Film Riot has you covered with 10 of his favorite filmmaker resources. His list covers resources for everything from gore makeup […]

This Planet5D Survey Could Help You Choose Your Next Camera

If you’re sitting on a stack of holiday cash and are itching to purchase your next camera, planetMitch at Planet5D.com conducted a survey that could help you choose. planetMitch used his “Ask the audience” lifeline to tap into his email network of subscribers to figure out if they would choose […]

How to build a $75 DIY video slider

Video sliders can allow you to achieve smooth, horizontal camera moves, emulating that of large, bulky and expensive track and dolly systems. They’re often small enough to bring along on every shoot while making a large impact on the production value of your shots. Sliders can range in […]

Start Your 2015 Portfolio Off With a Bang With Fireworks

Local events, be it a surf contest, the city lights, or a meteor shower, can be great places to capture new and interesting subjects and/or increase the production value of a video. One of the events that I look forward to every year includes one of my favorite subjects of […]

10 Last Minute, Budget Friendly, Locally Available Holiday Gift Ideas

Gift giving can be difficult, so we’ve decided to compile a short list of 10 last minute, budget friendly, holiday gift ideas that you still have time to stuff into a stocking or slide under the tree for your camera enthusiast.

1. Memory Cards
Video and Still photographers can never really have […]

Hawaii Camera Offers More Than Production Rentals

Hawaii Camera is quickly becoming Hawaii’s go-to production rental location. They offer great prices, a wide selection, fair rental terms, and excellent customer service. Whether you’re looking to get your hands on lighting, cameras, lenses, or underwater housings, Hawaii Camera brings in the latest gear and gets it to you […]

Highlights from the Camera Demo Workshop

Our last Hawaii Shoots Workshop was an exciting presentation by Brad Watanabe where he showcased the cameras he uses in his business, Berad Studio. Brad wrote a wrap-up post on the specifics of the workshop here: bit.ly/camerademo

Justin Iyoki put together a quick highlight video of the event and camera fun that […]