About Hawaii Shoots

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

Which Camera is right for you?

The thought of purchasing a new camera is often both exhilarating and exhausting.  There are so many different options to choose from these days.  From the large consumer/professional manufacturers like Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and Sony to the more niche specialty cinema cameras from Arri, Red and Black Magic…  The amount of choices we have today is […]

Hawaii Shoots: Camera Demo

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RAW cameras, slow-mo cameras, HD or 4K cameras, cameras galore. With the production market flooded with such a huge variety of cameras, it can be hard to know which one is best for you. Things like cost, features, form factor, and brand are commonly used to slim […]

Hawaii Shoots Wrap Up: Production Sound with Tom Visser

At the latest Hawaii Shoots Workshop, we learned some valuable tips and tricks about production sound and mixing from one of the most sought after sound mixers in Hawaii, Tom Visser. Tom comes from over 15 years of experience in production sound recording, sound design, mixing, post production sound, and more. […]

Rumored Sony PXW-FS7 announced

Sony has just announced the PXW-FS7, which is their successor to the extremely popular FS700.

When I first added the Sony FS100 to my camera kit, I noticed a huge increase in image quality, audio clarity, and overall performance compared to my Canon DSLR lineup. Eventually I moved away from the […]

Hawaii Shoots: Production Sound & Mixing Workshop

Many filmmakers and video professionals get into the industry because of their desire to direct, shoot or act. A small fraction enter the field, passionate about producing and recording quality audio.

Tom Visser is one of the most sought after sound mixers in the state, with over 15 years of professional […]

Free photography courses at Bishop Museum

Kaimuki Camera has teamed up with Canon to host two FREE workshops this weekend at Bishop Museum. For those of you who missed our Introduction to DSLR Video workshop earlier this year, Saturday’s FREE course may be a good one to attend to learn about some camera fundamentals.

Course […]

Hawaii Shoots: Data Management & Backup

You’ve got all these images and/or videos captured… So now what?

Do you dump all your files onto your computer’s desktop? Do you have an external RAID that you work from? Do you have a duplicate copy of your data?

Brad Watanabe spent 6 years overseeing the IT and editorial departments at […]

Produce Your Dream Contest – The Music Bed

The Music Bed is a great resource for finding contemporary and compelling soundtracks for your film, commercial or marketing video. They just announced a contest in which they are giving away $50,000 worth of prizes so that you can bring your film dream to life.

Follow The Music Bed on Facebook, […]

May Lighting Workshop Wrap up

We had a special guest speaker at our May Event.  Owner of Carrillo Digital and veteran cinematographer, Ruben Carrillo gave us an introductory workshop on the basics of lighting.  He talked about some of the basic kit items he always has on set including his two large AadynTech LED light fixtures.  Many […]

Hawaii Shoots Hangout May 2014: Lighting Workshop

Our May Hawaii Shoots event will be focused on lighting. 20 year veteran cinematographer Ruben Carrillo and director, Brad Watanabe will discuss when, where and how to use lighting to enhance your story.

In collaboration with AAF Hawaii’s AdMonth, we thought it would be fitting to feature a professional who has […]