An inside look at “Do What You Love”

Today Crosby Studios has released a new short documentary titled Do What You Love. It features an interview with Spencer Wehry, a man with a passion for makeup. Spencer talks about what first got him interested in makeup, what it means to him, and explains why people should learn to accept men wearing makeup.

The documentary is about four minutes in length and was primarily shot with a Canon C100 that I recently purchased.

Used my #C100 today to interview @wehryspencer about makeup.

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The C100 is the first professional video camera that I’ve owned – perviously owning prosumer camcorders and DSLRs. Even though the sensor is smaller than the one on my Canon 6D, it still produces a sharper, more appealing video image. I love the detail it produces while retaining a silky smooth look.

The wide shot was shot with the 6D and the closeup with the C100. All b-roll shots were with the C100 as well. Lenses include a 50mm prime, 24-105mm, and a 70-200mm.

If you have a few minutes, I’d love for you to check out my short documentary Do What You Love. Leave your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks!

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Welcome to the New Crosby Studios Website

The new website for Crosby Studios is live! The previous stale, blog-looking design has been replaced with a beautiful, visual-focused design accessible to desktop and mobile devices. In addition to a visual overhaul, the new site provides detailed information about each of the movies Crosby Studios has produced. This includes info such as the year a movie was produced, awards won, behind the scenes photos, and related blog posts.

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Second Kickstarter for “Through Gay Eyes”

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Preparing for the Last Day of Shooting “Reality Check”

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“Hard Truth, Levity and Hope” Now Available

Back in October 2010 I was asked to create a documentary about refugee students in my hometown, Lowell, Massachusetts. That documentary turned out to be Hard Truth, Levity and Hope. After over half a year since its completion in June 2011, it is now available online.

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