Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Episode 2 is Now Live! Nikon D610 vs. Sony A65 at the Seoul Zoo

Here is Episode 2 of HeyDontShoot.com. I swapped my Sony A65 for a Nikon D610 for a day of shooting at the Seoul Grand Park Zoo. Meanwhile, Micah and Lorraine swapped cameras for the day as well, the Canon T3i and the Sony A35. Enjoy!


Coming soon - Episode 3, Tokina 11-16mm Wide Angle Lens Landscape Photography

Monday, September 1, 2014

New Facebook Fan Page - Ready For Your "Like"

Dear friends of the current Hey Don't Shoot Facebook page. We have created a FAN page and will be deleting the current page in two weeks. Please "Like" our new page. (When we first created Hey Don't Shoot we didn't know what the hell we were doing, most likely drinking the night we created the Facebook page as if it were a real person, instead of a FAN page, it's high time we corrected this.) So, go to this link and click "Like" please https://www.facebook.com/HeyDontShoot

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Episode 2 is "In the Can!"

We shot Episode 2 of the All New Hey Don't Shoot yesterday, on location at the Seoul Zoo, Seoul Grand Park. We did a CAMERA SHOOT OUT AND COMPARISON. Each crew member swapped cameras with another crew member and had to shoot the entire day with someone else's camera.

Felix shot with Turner's Nikon D610, likewise, Turner shot with Felix' Sony A65. Meanwhile, Lorraine shot with Micah's Sony A35 and Micah shot with Lorraine's Canon T3i.

Tune in later this week when Episode 2 goes live, see the results and hear our comments and reviews.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The ALL NEW Hey Don't Shoot Episode 1 is Now Posted!

If you're on our web site you can watch our videos right there from our home screen. Well actually, it's over there >>>> just look to your right. 

If not, here's the link - http://youtu.be/C0eXq9NjgAA
View the photos on our Flickr page - https://www.flickr.com/photos/101803702@N05/

Episode 1 50mm Lenses and photo walk of Uijongbu, South Korea. 
Be sure to stay tuned after the feature to watch the blooper reel!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Zed Gets a New Camera

Our awesome Go Pro cameraman, Zed got a new camera today. The Sony DSC-H300B point and shoot. It boasts 20 mp and shoots HD video at 30fps. Zed definitely needed a camera for his duties as Assistant Public Affairs Representative for our army unit and it will also give him something to shoot with on our HeyDontShoot.com outings as an alternative to his Go Pros which he usually has chest and head mounted.

Look for a review of the Sony DSC-H300B coming soon!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Episode 1 is "In the Can!"

Preliminary shooting of The All New - Hey Don't Shoot has wrapped. There are many, many hours of Behind the Scenes, B roll, out takes and images to go through. And, unfortunately, a few pieces of my monologue have to be reshot because the audio was blown out. That's what you get for wanting to use the brand new video camera and wireless microphones without testing them out thoroughly before shooting.

My new Sony NEX-VG10 arrived in the mail literally minutes before we were getting in the cab to go shoot. The excitement of the new toy overwhelmed all of us and while I did take a moment to test the new camera out with one of  my wireless mics, I didn't test it with all of them and we paid the price. No big deal.

It will take us about two weeks to get the final edit wrapped up and posted so stay tuned!

"We just want to share our love of photography with you..." Felix Mena, host of HeyDontShoot.com (Photo by Lorraine Walsh, Clapper Board Girl and Amateur Photographer)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Today We Shoot, Hey Don't Shoot

Checking out bags, batteries, cameras, lenses, microphones... CHECK!

Today we shoot Episode 1 of the All New, Hey Don't Shoot!

OMG, We are all so excited.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

No More Monkey Business - Saturday We Shoot!

Here we see Turner Hunt learning first hand the difficulties of working with Felix Mena.

"If I would have known it was going to be like this, I never would have agreed to be the cameraman and co-host for Hey Don't Shoot" said Hunt.

The team is in place, the script is written, locations have been scouted, Episode 1 shoots this Saturday!

Friday, August 8, 2014

50mm Prime Lens Review Slated for Episode 1

Here we see the Hey Don't Shoot crew working on Episode 1.

(L to R) Turner Hunt, Micah Majors and Felix Mena

Episode 1 will feature our review of the 50mm prime lens. We'll cover all the basics including our thoughts, opinions, prices sample photos and videos from 2-3 different 50mm lens manufacturers. Shooting begins August 16th with a release date of August 23rd or thereabouts. Tune in!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Production Has Officially Begun!

The All New HeyDontShoot.com kicked things off today with our first shoot which was to capture photos and videos to be used in the new video introduction for the show. Episode 1 is scheduled for shooting the weekend of 16 August and should be ready for broadcast no later than the 23rd!

The All New Hey Don't Shoot will feature on-location shoots of the crew doing digital camera and gear reviews while sharing their own images using the products being reviewed. Stay tuned for Episode 1 coming soon!

Hosts Felix Mena and Turner Hunt

2nd Camera - Micah Majors

Monday, July 28, 2014

Wireless Microphones for the All-New "Hey Don't Shoot"

Capturing audio is the most challenging aspect of shooting video. With the fast-approaching revival of www.HeyDontShoot.com I went ahead and added some wireless microphones to my inventory, as well as an omni-directional squid microphone for high-quality audio recording (the scquid mic can be plugged into any of the wireless microphone systems mentioned in this blog post).

The Sony ADP-AMA adapter  fits on top of my Sony A65s and A37 (auto-lock interface shoe) and allows the use of the Sony ECM-W1M (multi-interface shoe) wireless microphone. I also purchased the Sony ECM-HW2 wireless microphone which is compatible with my Sony HDR-UX10 Handycam. Then to round out my wireless microphone capabilities, I purchased the Sony WCS-999 wireless microphone which is compatible with any video camera or DSLR with a 3.5 inch audio in jack.

The final bill for all of the above mentioned items was around $400-450 USD. However, without wireless lavalier or squid type microphones, the only other option would be to record audio with camera mounted or internal microphones, of course, the problem with that is that in addition to recording the person speaking in the video, you'll also be recording all the ambient sound and that will simply not work for the type of videos we will be producing. Camera mounted microphones are great if you WANT to record all the ambient sound, such as at a party, but not if you want to record someone speaking at a distance from the camera.

Sony Auto Lock Shoe Adapter ADP-AMA

Professional squid mic, which can be plugged into...

Sony ECM-W1M wireless bluetooth microphone

Sony ECM-HW2  active interface shoe wireless microphone 

Sony WCS-999 Professional Wireless Microphone

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

An ALL NEW Hey Don't Shoot is Coming Soon!

That's right, an ALL NEW Hey Don't Shoot is coming soon. With hosts Felix Mena and new host Turner Hunt!

But until then, here is the final, Episode 3 of the original Hey Don't Shoot.

Stay tuned! The web site is being updated to reflect the new host and changes!

Link - http://vimeo.com/felixmena/heydontshootepisode3

Hey Don't Shoot - Episode 3 from Felix Mena on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hey Don't Shoot Episode 3 - The Last Hurrah

See, what had happened was...

Chemistry is a rare commodity. All relationships are based on chemistry, however, some chemicals, when combined with other chemicals, become volatile. Mena Man, Garvertron, Big C and Frenchy had a certain chemistry and it was volatile. That volatility made for great theater but at what expense? It's a rather difficult task to separate the up and down emotions that are exposed on the show from our time away from the show, alas, it was too difficult. One too many blow ups and that volatile chemistry explodes like a Victorville, CA. meth lab. And that's what happened during the taping of Episode 3 of Hey Don't Shoot. As a result we opted to hang up our headphones and call it a day.

A big thank you to me co-host, Garvertron, who, at the end of the day is a good guy and a great friend that can always be counted on. Thank you Big C for working the cameras and to Frenchy for being so funny.

I hope you enjoy Episode 3, thanks for watching and perhaps, with the right chemical mixture Hey Don't Shoot will be resurrected from the grave.

Felix Mena AKA Mena Man

You Tube will not publish this Episode due to copyright policy but you can download it from this link - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/206404709/heydontshoot_03.wmv

Monday, January 20, 2014

Seahawks Win - Let's Celebrate with Girls with Cameras

The Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl. As a result, two things will happen A) I'm finally going to edit and post Episode 3 of Hey Don't Shoot and B) I'm posting a new girls with cameras photo gallery because well, that's all I've got for this blog.