Month: October 2017 (page 1 of 2)

#7 Tips, Tricks For Caring For your English Bulldogs

Hey, what’s up to me here in this my English bulldog and today we just want to make this post for you. It’s going to be seven whole dog hacks things you should know before getting a bulldog adopting a little dog caring for a bulldog or here you have won some things. You may not know where you might need help?. These are just some things. We do they’re not things that you like have to do but anyways let’s get started.

What to Feed Your Dog?

So first on our list is going to be food and treats anything. You’re feeding your dog and for an English Bulldog. You want something that’s high in proteins but low in carbs which will help them not get a lot of weight. Which is another very important thing for English bulldogs? But for my dog – Ellie, she needs ACana brand from Canada Jesus the ranch land version, which is considered best dog food for English bulldogs and you can buy it at the website:

It’s all range free beef bison and lamb with also a lot of fruits and veggies like apples and spinach and it also has peppermint leaves in it. All these things are good for fast metabolism, which is also good for keeping your dog on schedule and not holding on to any excess weight. It’s also grain free which is probably the most important thing for an English Bulldog better safe than most of them do have skin issues.

So for an English Bulldog, you should just pick a grain free. If you can and a con is really good. It’s all like human grade food like you can eat it. If you wanted to like I mean I wouldn’t but you could another thing to know about feeding your English Bulldog. You really want to know the correct measurement to give your dog daily. Because they do gain weight really easily.

So you need to know if your English Bulldog is an active English Bulldog. I’m not so active English bulldog or it really lazy English bulldog. Either way, you don’t want to overfeed them Ellie eats half a cup in the morning and a half at night. She wasn’t eating much more than that before and told him into the bed and found out. She gained about five pounds which is a lot for English bulldog.

It’s actually really bad for them. Maybe you want to inquire with your vet about how much your dog should be eating daily and you want to cut it back slowly. So they don’t like going to shock or anything, but you really want to make sure. You’re feeding them the right amount.


So second on our list is going to be physical activity. If you’re giving your dog treats and stuff you want to make sure that they’re also exercising. It’s really important that Bulldogs don’t put on any extra weight. Because in the long run, it can be really bad for their joints their tails can also become inverted with just a couple extra pounds at it. So that’s pretty scary you have to watch out for that and although most of them.

Are you know lazy chill dogs you want to find what they like? And let them do it so like for my dog. Surely that’s our ball she really looks Ramon. So we play ball a lot you know we run around a lot she likes running, she likes chasing things. So you find anything for your name is pulled up to chase like maybe yourself. If you start running your Bulldog will probably chase.

They like roughhousing a little bit like you don’t want to like hurt them. But you know just like this kind of thing they really like that and they’ll get really hyper and that’s a good way to exercise and the best way to exercise your English Bulldog.

Walking your Bulldog

And walk them which is going to bring us into our third tip and trick. If you are using walking which I hope you are as have physical activity figured up that your English bulldogging.

Finally, you should always walk your English pull up on a harness instead of a collar and leash walking your Bulldog on a collar and leash. You can be very scary. You can choke your dog without even knowing that you’re choking your dog. You can damage the English bulldog’s trachea from walking them on a collar leash a choke chain anything.

English Bulldogs walk much better on harnesses le blocks or harness and the harness. We have for her is called the Wonder Walker body harness and you can get that on their website will link above paragraph walking your name’s pull up on a harness will also prevent most of the time your dog from developing dog aggression issues to other dogs. Because you’re not kind of stimulating the idea of another dog being a threat to them and then getting really defensive with a lot of English bulldogs do get defensive pretty easily.

But the harness stops that from happening at least harness. It can be super hard to find a harness right English Bulldog. Because they are so wide in the chest especially Ellie. The chest is extremely wide, especially for a girl English bulldog. But so the one that we have is not a step in. It’s a go goes over their head it looks like this and basically, it has a color on the top and everything else is black usually it comes in two different colors Ellie’s.

It’s just neutral but you can get this in an array of colors. There’s purple turquoise pink blue like any color you can think of but Ellie’s is just the neutral one and you just slide it right over their head like this and it goes underneath them, which I’m not going to do while she’s sitting down but just goes underneath the chest and clips on the side really easily and then you can clip the leash to this front part, which is going to prevent them from pulling.

We have the leash for them too, which is really cool it clips in word instead of downward so you push it in so it does it won’t come and you can also clip it to the top. If you have an English Bulldog that doesn’t pull you and that works too but this quote. There are two different options it’s really really adjustable these straps here are adjustable which is really good for your English Bulldog.


Because of their chest, this is the only harness. I found that is really comfortable for her. It was one of those can still wear collars we just used her to put her ID and her her pet license. So now our fourth a little bulldog hat is going to go into the grooming which is usually where most people get a little lost as far as taking care of them. If there’s a lot of weird things you wouldn’t think about you think short-haired dog.

That’s super easy to deal with but they do have very sensitive skin. You want to be using something. That’s hypoallergenic, first shampoo stuff for Ellie. She has a medicated shampoo is from the vet. It’s a skin guard CP and it has quarks a tine in it like a small percentage, which is really good for helping with any type of redness or if there’s like hot spots or any like bacteria on your skin or anything like that this helps to clear it and prevent it.

Since at least started using this once she had a little like fumble in her skin. It’s gotten much better and since we use this. You want to be giving your dog about your English following anyways once a week at least just to keep them clean it will help it’s kind of some people to think. It’s a little much but it’s really not and it’s not too bad. You just want to make sure when you give them a bath.

You’re not going to get water in their face. So we also have a sorry. We also have this thing called FaceTime, which is a really cool like papaya face you know foam for them. So we use this to clean our fake not her folds do not put this in your English bulldogs folds like it will not be good just this is just for her head. Because I don’t put any water on her head ever.

Because I don’t want to get water into her ears or into her folds these creases here the nose rope. So don’t put that in that but this is from the top of her head and like the cheeks over here and sometimes under her neck. Because I do not put water on her head at all which gets about.

Face Care

So the fifth English Bulldog little hack is going to face wipes. Which to me actually should be your number one thing you should be doing with your English bulldog. It’s super important a lot of people don’t even do it. It’s to have a good face way to clean this part here the nose rope and then this part here in their eyes on the sides. Ellie has one side her colored side that gets does getting a little funny like pretty.

So we have to wipe it out every day I watch her Ellie. I wipe her face every day. It’s important and it’s not that hard she doesn’t hate it.  It’s good for them I know some people only do it once a week but I don’t it’s usually not enough. Unless you have an English bulldog that doesn’t have a large rope. Some English Bulldogs don’t have the large rope some of them don’t have a lot of a lot of face wrinkles most of them do some of them have a lot more than Ellie.

In which case you might want to wipe your dog’s face twice a day instead of once but we weren’t winding hers twice a day. If you see the dog’s face getting more irritated from wiping it and you want to cut it back a little bit Ellie has two types of white. She has a white specially made from the vet, which is basically just going to munched in a 4 X 9 solution. Those are really strong and those are only four.

If her face gets infected at all. It’s like yeasty or bacterial ish and you’ll be able to tell single smell beard. You’ll be able to so those are for when something serious needs to be fixed around here but as far as like her everyday wipe. She has these really cool true-blue wipes. They’re you know just I like soap chamomile and cucumber and also they have the witch on them which helps with the redness the pinkness.

I use witch hazel of my own face and so I thought was really cool there were wipes bird dogs that are developed by the veterinarians that have witch hazel in them. It’s like to keep Le stuff as natural as possible. I don’t really like to use the quirks going once very often but these she likes they’re cooling. They feel really nice for her. You can use these for any dogs but they’re really good for English bulldogs.

Dental Hygiene

So Bulldog hack number six is going to be brushing their teeth. Ellie loves getting your teeth brushed some dogs don’t and it can be one of the harder grooming things to do for a dog especially an English Bulldog his teeth are kind of like all over the place. But Ellie loves it your Bulldog might love it. You should try she we have like a lot of different types of things that.

We use to brush your teeth but right now we’re using the cool little like finger toothbrush. She loves it but you just kind of like want to pick up this part and kind of brush in here and look around don’t you get the big ones get the canines get the small ones and that you can get the front ones Ellie loves it.  You can pretty much use any cheap paste this one has to face on it.

I’m just kind of showing you guys like how much she loves it. She loves getting a toothbrush. Brush their teeth is good for them their gums like theirs. I mean you never want to have. You want your Bulldog to live for forever really but you want them to live as long as possible and when they’re older II wasn’t enough good breath like you want to be able to kiss their face and stuff.

You want them to be able to do what they love which is eat so take care of their teeth. You can use different just make sure you use a pet C toothpaste. Ellie has a couple different ones, she’s a minty one she had like a like a ton of beefy flavor one the minty want smells better. She doesn’t like it as much so our seventh.

Paw Care

Final Bulldog hack is going to be the grooming of the paws their feet. You want to make sure that you’re cleaning those out regularly just as much as the face sometimes will also start limping and a lot of people think it’s from their droids fun really. It’s from their paws being slightly annoyed irritated or even infected. So you want to kind of get in there and clean out this part you know the middles and the pulp pads on the bottom.

You want to just make sure that they’re clean regularly especially. If you know it’s your dog licking at them or chewing on them. You want to make sure you’re cleaning them regularly um Ellie doesn’t like it too much but we do it and she’s used to it also we make sure that you’re clipping their nails too English bulldogs a lot of times their metal nails will solve down or rub down just from the way that they walk.

But you still need to take care of the other three nails. You want to clip them or dribble them, Ellie. We just use a clipper. She’s really good for clipping her nails and you want to make sure you quicks don’t grow up too long or anything like that um and then on top of all of that like cleaning their paws already and stuff. You want to make sure that their paw pads aren’t getting correct from walking just normal everyday life so for Ellie.

If you want to know more English Bulldogs, you can watch the video below to reference:

We use this all-natural paw see there is a company in Austin Texas natural dog company calm and it’s really good at Sue’s moisturizes and protects for the UM of their feet. You should definitely get this down for their nose too and I’m that’s going to wrap it up for all of our r7 Bulldog caps. So I hope that this helped you guys out and you guys watch more of our post that we make on but we gotta go feed Le. We’ll see you next time thanks for reading.

Guide Buy & Review: Top 3 Best 1911 Pistol Handguns Under $1000

Hey, what’s going on guys chatter with Mike and welcome to this new of post? So today we’re talking about one of my very favorite kinds of guns. We’re talking about 1911. It’s been around for a very long time. It’s got that iconic look shoots so smooth. It’s just a great gun and there’s a lot of people out there who kind of want to get into 1911. But they don’t know, where to start? So they just search best 1911 for the money and are blown away by the prices.

Top 3 Best 1911 Pistol Handguns Under $1000

You know there are people paying thousands and thousands of dollars for those really high-end in 1911 even kind of more on the mid to high-end range. You’re still looking above $1000. So I wanted to put together this list of the top three best 1911 under $1000 to give some of you. Who is maybe looking to get into that range? Who wants to still get a good quality gun?

But maybe don’t want to drop a huge amount of cash on it. So today we’re here at discount guns and ammo near Salt Lake City Utah as always big shout out to these guys awesome people great range great store just a great atmosphere here. So if you’re near Salt Lake City definitely check them out their information will be down in the link above paragraph.

So let’s dive into the guns if you’re just getting into 1911’s and aren’t quite sure what one is and all the kind of specifics of one we do have a post going over all the basics of 1911. You can check that out right here so assuming that you know all the basics.

Ruger SR9

Let’s dive in number three on our list is the Ruger sr9 teen 11. This is the four-inch barrel. There’s a five-inch barrel there’s a couple different colors and designs and stuff. So check out the website to see all the different versions available. But I want to talk about this one specifically. Because it’s such a good price. It’s such a good value for your money. Let’s put it that way you know it’s kind of built on that very traditional 1911 frame with a couple differences.

You have this extended beaver tail here to really really kind of shield your hand and help out be getting shooters and stuff. Because this slide that thing will cut you up fast. If you don’t know what you’re doing? It’s got a skeletonized hammer back here for a little bit faster cycling. It’s got a skeletonize trigger as well as you know it’s adjustable on that trigger so and then the website also talks about things like the barrel and the bushing being cut from the same block of steel to improve accuracy.

I don’t know how far that goes with the average shooter, but I will say I’ve had a pretty good experience with this you know I’ve shot this gun quite a bit and for the price value. It’s a good shooting gun you know it feels solid like I said so why is this number three on the list well. There are a couple things you’ve given up with that price difference one thing is you know with 1911 there are so many moving parts so many parts that are hooking together.

But when they’re all just kind of CNC machined together like a gun like this the tolerances are a little bit different than some of the really high-end stuff. You may have heard people talk about like a real glass slide that slides just super easy and it’s so smooth. This isn’t one of those guns. You’ve got a little bit of resistance and it’s just kind of a little bit. I don’t know it’s maybe not quite as smooth as other slides the other thing.

I’m going to say is this trigger. It’s certainly still a very good trigger. It’s just got a little bit of creep. You know when you take it back to that wall. You take up the slack and you pull through. It’s not just a tiny bit of creep and then it breaks once. It actually does break. It’s relatively crisp the reset has a little bit of resistance kind of stuttery before you actually hit it. It’s just not one of those really really high-end triggers but it is your first 1911.

It’s a trigger. That’s going to get you use to that style and you’re really going to be able to learn pretty easily on this thing finally let’s talk about price point on this thing as usual price is really hard to discuss. Because it changes so much depending on when you read this post where you are all these different kinds of things. But I will tell you discount guns and Hamill in Salt Lake City as of the time this post is being made has this gun for 719 dollars and 99 cents.

So well under our thousand dollar price point and it’s just it’s a really good gun. It’s a really good value for that price keep in mind you know the different colors and the different models and stuff are going to vary on that price a little bit but that gives you a pretty good ballpark.

Remington in 1911 R1

Number two on our list and I was weighing them out a bunch. But I ended up going with the Remington in 1911 r1 enhanced for number two. This is a fantastic gun for the price. You know it’s kind of geared a little more towards that competition look and stuff. It’s maybe not quite as traditional looking but keep in mind there is also a Remington r1 in just a regular r1 1911 that kind of falls in line with maybe the Ruger sr9 1011.

Those are pretty close in quality but this enhanced one kind of brings it to the next level for those competition shooters for those guys. Who wants to shoot a little bit more? Maybe seriously so this thing is awesome. It’s still got a lot of these fancy features. We’ve got the skeletonized hammer in the back for quick recycling. We’ve got a skeletonized match-grade trigger this trigger is very good and it is adjustable for an overtravel on the sights.

You’ve got blacked-out rears and a front red fiber-optic. I really like that when shooting outdoors and stuff that fiber-optic just gather so much light and by just using front sight focus that thing just pops right on the target. I really like that the extended beavertail safety again just to make sure your hand is out of the way and safe. If your shooting competition or something like that you’re throwing a lot of rounds downrange.

You don’t want to be thinking about if your hands going to get cut up or something like that. It’s also got an extended thumb safety this one also has the front serrations as well as the rear serrations on the slide here and then it comes with kind of an extended mag. So you’re holding eight rounds as opposed to the traditional seven rounds in 1911. I think it comes with two of these magazines.

This r1 enhanced is a great gun taking a step up from that Ruger sr9 teen 11. I was talking about the slide maybe not being quite as smooth as some of the other guns. This one is definitely a step in the right direction. It’s much much smoother the tall options are a little bit better. You’re still getting a little bit of play in there but that’s to be expected in this price range but overall. I mean the smoothness of this thing is a great buy for this price.

We’re going to step up from that Ruger sr9 teen eleven is the trigger on this guy. So it is adjustable for overtravel and it this one just kind of takes away that creep that you felt on that last one. So if you take up the slack on this trigger. You’ll hit that nice wall and there’s very little slack and then once you pull through. It’s a very crisp pull. You don’t get any of that kind of stutter e creep that you got in the other models and the rest is quite a big difference.

You’ve got a little bit of travel but it’s very smooth. It’s not kind of jumbly and stuttery like before this gun is meant for competition. It’s meant for serious shooters and for the price point. That it’s hard to beat.

Springfield 1911 A1

Let’s talk about products point on this thing again you’re going to have a lot of variation in price depending on the model and the designs that you choose but for this one specifically this guns and ammo have it listed for $999.99. So just barely coming in under that thousand dollar price point. So finally coming in at number one is the Springfield 1911 a1 range officer model.

This thing is just so hard to beat in that sub thousand dollar category. It’s just got it all match grade trigger a match grade barrel target sights. This one specifically is chambered a nine-millimeter. It comes in nine and forty-five. I’m a nine-millimeter guy. So I love that it comes in nine millimeters. You can get nine rounds in these magazines shooting a nine millimeter is a smooth already throw that on a five-inch steel frame and man this thing is a dream to shoot.

You’ve got all these same nice features like your extended beaver tail. You’ve got a really skeletonized ow hammer just for fast cycling. You’ve got a skeletonize trigger which is again adjustable for over travel. That is aluminum match grade trigger by the way and then the sights up. You’ve got front fiberoptic as well as an adjustable rear a blacked out sight and then like I mentioned you’ve got nine rounds in this thing so an overall beast of a gun.

What we’ve really been talking about on the last two is the slide and the trigger and how that kind of set them apart from each other? So let’s check this slide out for the sub-1000 dollar price range that thing is crazy smooth. That’s about as glass as it gets for under that thousand dollar price range and that triggers got just a tiny bit of travel to that wall a very very distinct wall and then once.

You hit that wall zero creeps. It’s really nice and the rest is very crisp as well. So you combine the slide the smoothness of the slide you know just the fit of all the components. You can tell how tight everything fits together in this gun as well as that trigger and this thing is that. It’s a shoo-in for number one on this list right now discount guns and ammo have this gun listed at 980 $9.99 to $10 under that previous Remington r1 enhanced.

It has that buttery smooth slide and that ultra crisp trigger. It’s got the match-grade barrel the match-grade trigger and it just feels so good. I also love the fact that comes in nine-millimeter and 45 and again. There’s a bunch of different design sizes colors everything for this gun. So if you’re interested in it makes sure to check out my website and you can see everything they have to offer in order to keep these post short.

I just kind of have to give a brief overview of the highlights of these guns but of course, there is a lot more kind of technical specifications. If that’s something you’re into definitely check out that respective website. They’ve got all that stuff listed out for you so there you have it/ There’s our list of the top three best 1911 under $1000. There are a bunch more guns out there what do you guys think you agree with this list do you disagree with this list. What would you put on this list leave me a comment down below?

Let’s help out all these future people that are going to be viewing this post. Let’s get them you know a good comment section to go through some more options as well but overall. I’m really happy with these choices. I think if you went with either three of these choices. It’s not only would you be very happy with the quality of the gun. But your wallet would be very happy in terms of the quality that you’re getting for that dollar value.

You may also like 1911 Pistol under $500, you can watch the video below to reference:

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Review: The Best Car Vacuum Cleaner USA

Welcome to my blog and today we are going to unbox review and test very useful gadget for every car. You also can use this gadget to your home. Also, I actually found this product really so good. I used it and so I thought the post should be made of this thing. Because I like to write the post which are really cool products hell is going. Let’s see how this thing actually looks actually took it off before and packed it back.

The Best Car Vacuum Cleaner USA

So you can see what comes in the package when you buy a brand new. So you actually get this suction attachment then you actually get your portable vacuum cleaner itself. This is the best car vacuum cleaner available on the internet for you. Because other also I have tested it. I have a few inflators also but this actually sucks really so good. I mean suction power of this is a release of good.

I have tested it and I thought it should all there should be a post for it. Because this is really good. Actually, this is a how you of a smaller portable vacuum cleaner it comes with a cigarette plug.It goes to your car cigarette plug. How you can use this in a home also that I would tell you just roll up to some time say that. That’s what this actually comes with it has a very long cable.

So you can take that off a very long cable. I have tested very long cables is there actually you can just clean your car’s interior with it. It has an actually this articles over here to our dismantles this attachment from here. So we’ll just go ahead and let me show you how to do like that and it comes off do the same over here. There is one more post third one over here. So you like very easy like a Tiffin box and then it comes off like this inside it.

You actually get a some few other attachments. This is actually inflator. This is dry and a weight a vacuum cleaner for a car and also you can use it as well in a home also and this is inflator it actually inflates also and also sucks. So it has two functions in it and here it is ever a good long pipe. So this is a really good advantage of this that it has a pipe mechanism.

We can actually go anywhere into the car and use it here is a brush. Which actually goes over here sorry what here like so you can clean it. So let me just put this over here yeah very easy. It is fixed you can clean it. Let’s go ahead and let’s assemble it again but before that, you can see that it has a suction cap over here. Actually, all dust is going to gather over here actually going together in this bucket all water and dust and it should not go into the motor.

So they gave this you can actually take it off and clean it. I have to kit already off it has an elastic and it is actually a bag type thing. That’s a cloth and so it comes off. You can pull in it. Where is he this next thing? Let put it back how to put it back just hole like that first let this knob go down. Let me show with this angle. Let me just keep these all things over here. Because we need to focus on this one as you can see this knob over here just put that down totally.

Then give it a phrase you would press and nice we press over there and just fix like that. You can see just like a different box do this for other two also very easy one to just three does not take a lot of time. It’s very easy to do as you can see Joe. It is not totally fixed and we don’t need to actually take this thing again and again off. If you want to clean it, you can clean in one month once. But is not required to clean again and again so right now here for the testing purpose. I have an oh into the car right now outside.

Testing Car Vacuum Cleaner USA

There is a ray in actually so I’m not going to go in the car. But I have an another gadget over here which is this I’ve already done the review of it and it was actually a cigarette lock. That is also a car gadget. It’s a jumper cable and 18:1 it has lots of functions. It is good for indoor and outdoor. But we will not talk about that writing a lot because we are here for this post so I’m just going to plug into this cigarettes look.

This is just like a car. That’s a cop car power bag actually that is other cars get it only I’m the plug. I have plugged in and you can see it has a button over here the press down there and started working. The attachment will go like this if I want like say this attachment. I required just put like that into second. It is fixed and despite that thing will actually go over here. That’s it very easy.

Let’s keep that there and you can actually clean things take out the suction power lots of the invalided hike high pressure is there guess. I got everything you can just use another attachment to the insulator actually how to using so two seconds another attachment garage. We’ll do some tests with water and dust also in two seconds two minutes but before that let me show you all the things it has what function it has with it just take that pipe again off.

It very easy to remove and again this mandrel it back. I symbol it back okay it also has here if you put your pipe here, it is a suction. It sucks all the dirt and next function is inflating function which actually throws the throws the air of and for that. You need to put your a pipe over here and like this just put that down and it will actually now throw the air out. If you would put here.

It will suck the air. It is a work as a vacuum cleaner and when you put over here. It will work as a blower it will blow the air up. So it has two functions very beautiful this is and it is a dry and wet so there is no problem. If there is a wet situation, you can just do that also okay just let me now go and put some dust over here and some water and we’ll test that. I’m back and here it is some particles over here.

I just cut out the pieces of paper to show your demo. Let’s clean that put then, there I’ll give this let’s turn it on taking out the power of that’s why I write most of it. Because I let’s turn this thing off and now we will do a test of we will do now a test of a water. So here it is a water over here and I hope I’m going water over there. Maybe you can see that hopefully. Now this time I will use actually this one to grab that water.

Let’s turn it on what gone one you can see this water totally gone the just little bit of the little bit. The wait is over there remaining. So I will use actually now this again back to suck that remaining 1:31 now. If I want to just blow that water Android. I can just fix this pipe over there and I can use this vacuum cleaner as a blower and blow that all the water right now. There is no water over here just little bit wait is there.

Because this is an actual foam type material. So it sucks a little bit. So that just a review of this thing I just lower it. So I thought it will be better to make articles book for the people’s everyone would just like to see this. Thanks for watching and this is a really tiny mic thing for the prize and this is really good you just can take anywhere. It is not heavy at all but the sucking power is really good as a huge vacuum cleaner and if you want to use this in in your home then here.

It is that power back which I have connected right now with this-this power pack actually has a jumper cable also just let me go through a crew through it just in two seconds. You can use this actual indium. It has a jumper cable. It has a dynamo or to charge this thing back. It has a flashlight over here emergency light flashlight. Let’s say emergency light and if you put again back very pipe here.

If you want to know more Wagan 750 Wet and Dry Ultra Vac with Air Inflator, you can watch the video below to reference:

It is a battery indicator you can charge this also with a wall plug it has inbuilt 110-volt inverter over here and this is the plot of love from that. If you will just do this inverter is on you can just put your any laptop which is 150 watt over 150 watts actually. It works till 150 watts. It has a secret logout just we use that thing with this. So if you want to use that home, you can get this and this is also works really good for a car for emergency times.

It has a USB charger it has a wall output over here it has this everything inside it, which has actually insulator the tire inflator inbuilt. It is actually 18 one set. I just load this lot and I have a 30 minutes post very detail review. So I have given a link above paragraph for these both things these are really dynamited things and I just loved it so made a post out of it. Thanks for reading and I see you later.


Hello Everybody! It’s Mike and today I got you all looking at the two utility data for waterproof. So starting out with King Davenport.


I’m going to start with the sole. I like starting with the soles the Davenport sole slip-resistant 90-degree defined heel and you see all these little hexagonal patterns that are going on here those are all little slip-resistant pads. They’re different sizes and shapes in order to keep you from falling on yours. But wonderful design the other thing that doesn’t stand out just by looking at it until you kind of takes a deeper look at this whole.

It’s concave. It’s higher on the edges than it is in the middle and you don’t really feel it until you are in contact with water or oil. When you have these things out and you step in a puddle on a smooth floor. You’re going to understand why a concave here a thin sole boot is really important. Because it just sticks. It’s like glue you become spider-man on what surfaces.

Now the Davenport has the classic keen utility to the rubberized toe. So you can kick stuff all day long and keen utility even backs the rubber with some ever guard. You use ever guard on the toe and on the heel. So you can kick them on and off. You can just keep this boot together longer. Now keyless this boot as a medium duty boot. It’s not a heavy duty boot which makes us.

Because there’s no metal if a nonmetallic boot all the hardware the shank everything in the boot including the composition toe. There is no metal so you guys out at the airport you. We’ve got to do baggage handling work on the tarmac in and out of the rain hot cold weather all that stuff Airport guys perfect boot for you, so about that shank. It’s a TPU shank. So it’s not going to be the best.

If you’re let’s say a plumber or landscaper there would be a great boot for that kind of environment landscaping plumbing and whatnot the TPU shank is not going to allow you to spend all day on the shovel kicking it. It’s not the best. It’s not the strongest but for any other sort of work outside of kicking a shovel. The TPU shank is the great plus. You’re getting that 90 degrees defined heel in there so that means you’re going to be able to lock into things.

I mentioned that it’s all plastic hardware and you should not be afraid of the plastic hardware. Because it is high-impact plastic. We’re not talking water bottle plastic and we’re not talking your kids toy plastic. We’re talking heavy-duty plastic hair stuff is going to hold up to the work environment and Kincannon knows that. That’s why they use it now the laces and the lacing system is really pull from the outdoor world. The hiking market, the way this thing laces in and sucks into the foot is more like a hiking boot than a work boot ever has been and it shows and it helps.


It’s really comfortable laced up work boot. Keen is using what they call keen drives and if you know anything about keen. If you’ve worn King you know that keen drives are a pretty good waterproofing membrane. What you’re going to notice with this boot outside of some of the other kings? You’ve had in the past is just the attention to detail they took on the inside of the boot.

There are things going on inside here I just can’t get any photographs of I can’t even get any video cameras in there to show off. But there are some really nice details and one of those things is the way the King dries the bootie is situated inside. This book is that it goes from about right here all the way down into the toe section into the heel and it’s in that heel section that King knew that they just couldn’t have that liner in there.

So they attached a piece of leather in the heel pad and it’s such a nice material that when your foot is laced into this with this hiking lacing system with that heel cup and that heel material. The boot is really locked into your foot it becomes part of you. It is comped. It’s asymmetrical onto the weight King makes all their safety toe boots. It’s a little bit wider and longer on one side higher and more room on the other side for your big toe for just the way your toes fit and conform to the insides of a boot now the insole well.

It’s a keen sock liner like every other keen utility out there they use the sock liner and when it comes to key utility boots with these sock liners. They really do hold up and key utility does a really good job of not depending on the sock liner. But depending on the midsole and the outer sole in just what’s going on inside the whole boot to make a really comfortable boot.

Keen incorporated a material inside here called clean sport and XT which is an older control type material. It’s a work boot your feet are going to get stinky. I haven’t had any feedback from any of the guys on the other boots that have this odor control material in there. But I read almost all the science on it. I’ve seen what the company offers and it looks like it’s going to work.

It’s going to be antimicrobial type material and adding that to a work boot or any sort of odor control to a work boot just makes sense in this day and age with all the polypropylene socks with all the wicking materials. Your boots are going to get soaked so having something in there to break down a little bit of that stink is not a bad deal so about a size and fit well. When it comes to the keen utility the thing you got to remember if you’ve got a wide foot narrow arch narrow heel keen utilities are the most comfortable boots for you.

Because of the way they build the asymmetrical toe because they always incorporate this really tight arch and a tight heel cup. You’re going to get a really good fit usually you find guys that played sports that have had their feet abused from football baseball track stuff like that the high school type sports that you have a wider front of the foot just from slapping your foot around.  

Keen really works out well now for as much as Keens got going on inside these boots. You would expect them to be kind of heavy both think about this compo all nonmetallic hardware a nonmetallic shank. So you’re getting a lot of lightweight materials the weight comes into the slip resistant sole the midsole in just the leather and just the toe materials. That’s going to add some weight but still even with all those materials.

They’re the only way in at 4 pounds so that’s the devil waterproof calm tone a metallic hardware by a keen utility. If you’re currently wearing any of the keen utility Footwear please comment below let guys know what you think about the asymmetrical steel toe. If you currently have anything that has their slip resistant sole on it also comment below. Let guys know just how great this solar is on the wet surface?  If you’re interested in seeing some detail photos of this keen utility Davenport swing by the I’ll have a blog posting with some interesting stuff about the clean sports NXT odor control liner.

If you want to know more KEEN UTILITY DAVENPORT, you can watch the video below to reference:

I’ll have some of the numbers on the keying drives for how it works and the slip-resistant numbers for the sole all in a blog posting all at the boot guy comm all titled keen utility Devonport. Hey please don’t forget to hit my share button below. It really helps out and if you’re interested you can always follow me on Instagram and Twitter all week long and find an interesting boot.

I’m not taking some photos of these interesting boots and I’m posting it to those two services hey if you’re about to pick up a pair of keen utility boots no matter which one it is from the brand. You’ve got a few question about size fits whether or not it’s going to be the right type of boot for your line of work remember with a TPU shank. It doesn’t always work out the best in most environments. So if you’ve got some questions remember to shoot me over an email alright until next time I’m the boot guy and thanks a lot for reading.

Work Boot Review: WOLVERINE MOC-TOE 6 #W08288

Hello, Everybody! Today under boot, we’re talking about the Wolverines 6-inch nonsteel toe work wedge boot.


The Wolverine warp wedge boot is a very basic boot. It’s the same technology. They’ve been using since the late 70s into the 80s. There’s nothing really the write home about here outside of the fact that. It’s a good boot. It’s comfortable. It’s a work boot and it’s a price point work boot. Wolverine uses a very nice soft but strong leather.

It’s similar to a pair of gloves. If I had to compare this leather to a pair of heavy-duty work gloves. That’s the type of leather it feels like the actual construction of the boot. Because it is a price point boot it is kind of a lower end boot in the realm of Wolverine. Today it kind of shows it shows that this isn’t the best thing that Wolverine is pushing out but for a work boot.

That’s usually going to be at or under a hundred bucks. It’s not a bad choice for a guy that’s in a pinch the sole is a very basic wedge sole oil resistant slip resistant type sole single density. It’s a blown sole and it’s a blown material to get it to be so light and fluffy lots of air is mixed in with here. So it’s got a lot of bounce now the one thing. The sole is not going to be really good for is abrasion.

My Advice For You

So if you’re walking a lot of freshly poured concrete or rough metal surfaces. This sole though it’s going to feel that it’s kind of sticky at first as you wear through the traction on it. It’s going to start to feel like an ice skate now when you go inside the boot what you’re going to find is it’s just leather insole? There’s no insulation. There’s a light cotton material that has been put into the vamp of the boot.

But everything else is just leather the tongue is padded with the exact same type of padding that you’ll find in like a stuffed animal or a children’s toy now as for an insult Wolverine sends along this footbed. It’s nothing great. It’s just a footbed that sits on top of a hardboard but what is nice is? That Wolverine perforated it so you’re going to get some airflow inside the boot.

Because it’s not an insulated boot and it’s not lined with anything. It’s definitely not waterproof but it is going to get hot and sweaty. Because of the coating of the leather in order to get it to look like this. It’s going to make it a little bit warmer for an unlined boot the laces in the eyelids on the boot are just as you would expect for a price point boot. They’re  going to work they’re going to do what?

They’re supposed to do they’re going to keep your boot tied and it’s going to come off easy at night when you’re dead tired after a 15-hour day. Now is it the most durable stuff in the world no. It’s not but it’s not the most expensive boot in the world now the fit sizing comfort and all the wearability of this boot. Is it not great? It’s nothing to write home about it’s not the type of boot.

You’re going to brag to your friends about that. It’s the most comfortable thing in the world they’re guys if you’re going to be doing some real work in this thing. You might want to upgrade into a different Wolverine. Because Wolverine makes some really amazing boots and you can buy some of most comfortable work boots for men at Shoes Cast.  This is not one of them this is a basic boot.

So that’s the Wolverine work wedge 6-inch nonsteel-toed boot. You’ve ever worn is Wolverine please comment below. Let guys know what you think about it how long last you did it died really quick was it one of those you chiller surprise? Because it lasts to a year and a half comment below. Let guys know if you want to know more about this. We’ll bring on the history of moving check out my website though calm there.

If you want to know more information about WOLVERINE MOC-TOE 6, you can watch the video below to reference:

I will have a full description and some detailed photos of this boot and a little brief history on the Wolverine company. Please don’t forget to share my post. It really hugs out and if you should have any boot questions about fit size style any of that stuff just send me an email pick my brain see what I got to say alright until the next time on the boot guy thanks a lot for reading.

#7 Stupid Things You NEED To Have As A Filmmaker

Hello, everybody! I’m Daniel Brain and I don’t know why I did that but today we’re talking about seven stupid things that’ll save your life on a shoot.

Duck Clamps

All right item number one, duck clamps. Ooh, that’s got some kick, they are super sturdy awesome clamps. I use them to pin back backdrops, drapes, clothing, anything like that. I used them to hold my acoustic blanket over this massive window that I have and you can pretty much use these on a constant basis when you’re on set or shooting something. They always come in handy.

Secondly, they’ve got a little hole in the top which is perfect for mounting different types of gear, so you can throw a thread in there and put a friction arm or a magic arm on that and clamp it to the visor in your car for some audio fixes. You can put it on your desk to hold the little aperture LED light or anything like that but these things are invaluable, they’re super small, you can toss a few in your bag. Mm, off to the races, duck clamps, that’s number one.

Red Cable Ties

Item number two. No this is not a fashion statement this is item number two. These are little red cable ties. Now Think Tank makes these and these are amazing for so many different reasons. If you have stuff hanging off your camera bag that you want to attach to the camera bag you can use one of these. If you’ve got a bunch of cables like this that you need to organize in your backpack, whatever the bag is that you’re using.

You wrap that around, you pull this little thing in and there you go, you now have a perfectly organized little cable tie. These things are so handy. I have dozens and dozens of these, mostly because I lose them all the time and I end up giving them away to people who are like, can I have one! Yes, you can, but you can buy these in bags of like 12 or something like that, but they always come in handy to organize things, and that’s key. When we’re out there shooting we’re trying to get our stuff together.

You don’t wanna be digging through cables, you don’t wanna be digging like a dog in the dirt trying to find what you need. We’re just jerry-rigging here guys and that’s the beauty of these things, super versatile. So versatile, versatile, vers, whatever. They’re amazing, that’s what they are, that’s what you need to know. That’s item number two.

Gaff Tape

Item number three, is my all-time favorite, gaff tape. You can not go wrong with this. I know some of you might think like. Gaff tape can be used in so many different ways, primarily taping cables down to the floor. If you’re on the shoot and you’ve got boom mikes and you’ve got big strobes and you’ve got video lights and stuff like that, you don’t want people tripping. If you’re the one who’s in charge on set and you got people falling and hurting themselves, ugh, bad news.

So tape the cables down, super easy to do. Gaff tape doesn’t leave the residue so you can pull that right off the cable and you’re not gonna have a sticky disgusting mess. And beyond taping cables down to the floor you can use this stuff in a number of situations. I tape GoPros to the wall, I tape them to the ground, I tape them to my shoes. I use this tape to tape GoPros to railings.

I pretty much use it for whatever I can possibly use it for. It’s an invaluable accessory that just always comes in handy. It’s like one of those moments where you’re like, oh, we’ll just use gaff tape! Not only does it come in black but it comes in a whole host of colors so that you can use it to organize stuff. I put it on my luggage, I put it on my camera accessories. That way I know what is what when I’m trying to grab something out of my camera bag super fast.

Cap Case

Oh, so so good!  All right here’s a little camera hack I showed you guys way back, but this, these body caps, I actually bought extra ones for this very reason. I used a body cap, nestled with a lens cap, in order to hold all my little micro SD cards and all those stupid little bits that I always lose. Check this out. So these things here nestle together perfectly. Inside is where I keep all the micro SD cards and all the adapters, and then the cap goes on and it locks in there, and I throw this into my camera bag, into my closet, into my car.

Whatever it is I know that that’s not gonna get lost. It makes a lot of noise ’cause it rattles, I’m never gonna lose it. I can always find where it is when I’m dumping stuff around. But that’s such a great way to keep those loose bits, nice and tight together so you’re never gonna misplace them.

Grip Head

All right, next up is a grip head. Now not many people may know what a grip head is if you’re just getting into this. If you’re in the industry and you’ve done shoots before you know exactly what a grip head is. They are incredible little pieces of technology. So what is a grip head? Well this is a grip head, it’s this big obnoxious weird looking piece of technology that you might think to yourself that doesn’t look like fun however this slides on top of your light stand and then you lock it down, make sure it’s nice and tight, and then it’s got all these different mounting options on the side.

So you can stick a boom mike in it, you can stick flags in it so you can block off light. You can actually keep unscrewing these and then just use that open area as like teeth or a clamp in and of itself, and stick foam core in there or stick other things in there to bounce light, give yourself some fill, that kind of thing, instead of having someone hold it or just trying to balance it or lean it against something.

You know that you’re always gonna have a mounting option for audio, for flags, for bounce cards, for foam core, whatever it is, grip heads, they’re not the most exciting thing but oh man is they handy.

Acoustic Blanket

All right next up is an acoustic blanket. Now I use this so much. I didn’t think that I would but I do. If you’ve got a really loud light that’s making a lot of noise on set, maybe it’s humming, you can throw this blanket over it, and it’s gonna dampen that sound immediately. If you’re shooting and there’s an exit sign, maybe there’s some light pouring through a door somewhere, you can clip this blanket up and block out all of that light.

You can use the clamps to do that or you can take down the extra side so that no light bleeds through.

Now on top of that it’s an acoustic blanket so it’s meant to dampen sound, so if you need to record some audio using a recorder, you can literally throw this over your head like you’re dressing up for Halloween like you’re a ghost, and now that you’re under the blanket, you can start recording your audio and it’s gonna sound super crisp.

Be forewarned that if someone finds you doing this, and you’re hiding under an acoustic blanket recording audio by yourself in your bedroom, it’s a little weird but it does the trick so well. Lastly, I actually use these sometimes to cover all of my equipment in the back of a truck, in the back of a car, or in your trunk.

If you’ve got stuff that you don’t want to be seen through the back windows, just throw the blanket over everything and it’s completely black, it keeps everything safe, keeps the sun off of it. So an acoustic blanket has so many uses that I think you guys are gonna really love, and find that well how did I live without that.

Friction Arms

And the last thing, these things I love, and I’ve talked about them before, are friction arms. You can do so much with friction arms. They have these adjustable clamps. You clamp it onto pretty much anything and it gives you mounting options. You can mount monitors, you can mount recorders, you can mount cameras, you can mount GoPro.

You can literally mount anything with a friction arm and pretty much clamp that friction arm anywhere. So I have so many of these in a host of different sizes. I’ve been saying that a lot today, a host. I’ve got these in a mix of different sizes just because different sizes hold different weight equipment.

No one will hold a camera, one might only hold a monitor. It’s great to have a whole bunch of these because you can just configure them like Lego. The more equipment, and the more grip equipment you start acquiring, you start actually being able to come up with these new MacGyver ways to jerry-rig stuff onto different things and you just make things work for you.

When you have all of these tools that are stupid things that you would typically overlook, they end up helping up you and you end up loving them, and then you end up being like, I can’t live without them! So those are my seven stupid things that you can’t live without that’ll save your life on a shoot. I hope you guys enjoyed them. Hit that share button if you liked this. See you again.

How to Make A Short Film? Important Tips and Advice

Daniel Brain here. So today we’re going to be sharing tips on how to make a good short film so shorts can be anywhere from 45 seconds to 40 minutes but the general rule of thumb is the shorter the better if you intend to submit your short film to film fest once. You’re done with it then you probably want to keep it between a minute to 15 minutes. Because they’re much easier to program audiences, in general, tend to favor shorter short films over longer short films.

A short film that is from one minute to 5 or 10 minutes is going to fare a lot better than a short film that’s 20 to 30 minutes or even 40 minutes because the longer short films are much more of a time commitment almost but not always there are exceptions as usual you want to keep the film really short. Because it’s not going to be as time-consuming or costly to make time is not free and when you have a hungry crew to feed it can get a little costly and that brings us to us.

First tip know your resources a common mistake is being overly ambitious with your projects if you don’t have access to horses or you don’t own horses or you don’t have a boatload of cash don’t write a Western and don’t write car chase scenes that’s going to cost you a lot of time money and resources that you don’t have these things are all very ambitious for a short there are exceptions.

If you have a ton of money and a ton of experience and for sure go shoot a Western or a car chasee if you only have access to modest resources then think smaller show don’t tell everybody’s heard this row but still, a lot of people don’t listen to it. Because there’s an awful lot of really chatty talky shorts out there film is a visual medium you communicate with images.

You’re telling stories with pictures it’s the most economical way to tell a story and when you’re making a short film. It’s all about the economy if you’re trying to communicate someone’s an alcoholic show them drinking. If you’re trying to communicate someone’s bully show him picking on someone as an audience member things tend to stick a lot better when you see it for yourself and not just hear about it.

You want to start off with a strong open the way you open your film is exist super important.
It’s the very first impression. You’re making with your audience. So you don’t want to open your film with just like dialogue or two people sitting in a room talking. I mean if you’re going to have talked have it be an argument. You should start off with some action some conflict. There’s an interesting shot something powerful something engaging something.

That’s going to hook your audience and next up conflict is king why is conflict king because it gets your attention it’s something we can all relate with we all tussle with conflict Our Lives when’s the last time. You’ve watched a movie where there was nothing happening to any of the characters and you actually sat through the whole thing. You haven’t right because it gets boring there’s nothing to watch you need conflict in your story conflict allows you to see what your characters are made of try to infuse it into every scene.

Even if you have a scene with two friends just talking to each other get conflict in there they don’t have to be enemies they don’t have to be screaming and arguing even with your friends. You know when you hang around your friends. There’s always this kind of unspoken power dynamic between you maybe one makes a couple personal jabs at the other just jesting just having fun.

But that still conflicts your short film is not a feature film you can’t Jam 2 hours worth of content into 10 minutes. It’s not going to happen you want to minimize your backstory. You don’t want to pick subject matter that has a ton of backstory that you have to fill the audience in on if you spend 3 minutes of your 5-minute short film showing flashbacks and explaining everything that happened.

Before the film started your story is going to be very clunky flabby and unengaging try to avoid using narration. This is one of those narrative tools that has been overused to the point of being cliche and yes some stories work off the narration and some stories need narration. But most stories that do don’t need it oftentimes. You’ll see narration used in ways where it’s only reinforcing what we’re already seeing.

It’s not really adding anything to the storytelling if you do use narration it should contradict or be ironic to what we’re seeing, for instance, narration tells us that this guy Johnny can get any chick that he wants and he’s smooth with women. But what we actually see on-screen is? I’m getting slapped in the face by a chick that’s ironic it contradicts what we’re seeing so the narration, in this case, is adding value to the story.

It’s adding content it’s adding another perspective if not just humor but it’s doing something that is enriching the way we’re translating what we’re seeing you should pick subject matter that’s filmic and by filmic. I mean something you can point a camera at there’s a reason why action movies the hero is always after a briefcase or codes or a CD or money or drugs.

Because all of these subject matters are filmic. You can point a camera at it we know the story is over when Chucky carves up the babysitter or the boyfriend kisses the girlfriend or the hero gets the suitcase full of money. Because we can see the opposite would be making a story about someone. Who’s depressed in trying to find thoughts to get himself out of his mood or trying to find happiness and really really small things.

That’s not the film that’s not something you can point a camera at it now if you show someone getting depressed but then strike to get his medication and you make some kind of suspense out of it. That’s filming so try to infuse your characters with a goal that is outside of themselves something. We can point a camera at then your story will be much more filmic and easier to communicate without dialogue or a narration many of the best shorts tend to revolve around an event or an isolated moment by an isolated event.

I mean you have your protagonist who is presented with an obstacle or conflict and with that conflict comes a choice. He’s got to make a choice to resolve that obstacle or that conflict but there are stakes on either side and there are pros and cons to either choice. Which makes it a dilemma he chooses one and then. There is a resolution and usually when you write an event-based story.

It can happen in one location as in one game of pool one night one day at dinner at a party you know? But one spot where this thing happens to this person and they are forever changed after whatever choice they made when you’re writing your script you want to try and keep your characters to a minimum. Because the last thing you want is to hire a whole bunch of actors and open yourself up to the risk of someone dropping out on you have maybe two three four characters at the most.

But don’t write an ensemble cast if you’re asking actors to work for free with a promise of maybe a DVD copy or something afterward then you know? You stand a much higher risk of someone dropping out on you before or during the shoot or after when you need ADR from them that sucks to the same thing for locations the fewer the better. There’s a reason why most stories happen at one or two locations.

Because it’s much easier to manage as far as money as far as crew and equipment try and write for locations that are interesting to look at and practical. There’s a short that takes place in an elevator. It’s interesting and it’s practical very controllable when you think more along the lines of practicality. You’ll find yourself not pulling your hair out as much take risks.

You have the advantage of asking an audience for a small portion of their time you can follow an unlikable character in a short film. Because it’s only like ten minutes but with a feature film. It’s really hard to ask an audience to follow a character that they don’t like for an hour and a half so take risks explore and this one. I know everybody’s heard a million times but it is so true to write what you know your stories tend to be much more authentic and original when it comes from a place of honesty and a place of experience and lastly.

If you want to make a short film or you want to get good at making sure watch a ton of shorts not only will you get a lot of ideas. But you’ll get a good sense of what’s already out there and what’s already been done and redone after you watch a hundred short films. You’ll have a pretty good idea of what the cliches are out there less prone to follow a cliche if you’ve seen that same cliche done in like 20 other movies and that’s all.

I got for it if you liked what you saw please like and share if you really liked it and share it with your family or your grandma or your dog. So we’re sending a movie out to California to get a professional color greed and sound mix done yeah so over the next week the goal is to package the film up and get it ready to be sent off to California.

#Step up your Filmmaking: The Importance Of B-Roll

What’s up, everybody? Daniel Brain here and today, we’re talkin’ about B-roll. What it is, what it ain’t. How you can use it to make your footage, your films, and your videos, VLOGs, whatever, way better. And now that I think about it, I should have probably cut some B-roll over that intro.

So maybe we should redo that? What’s up, guys? Daniel Brain here and today, we’re talkin’ about B-roll, what it is, and how you can use it to make your footage and your videos better. What is B-roll? B-roll is the alternative or supplemental footage that you can use to cut on top of your main angle. So if this frame was my main angle, I could use B-roll to overlay and cut on top of this shot, anything I want, to make something more interesting, to tell a point, to bring you in a direction that I wanna bring you into, or simply to just cover up the fact that this is my face rambling for the next 10 minutes.

Because let’s be honest, I tend to do that. So to start, as an example, I’m gonna use the VLOG. A lot of VLOGs I start with a cinematic sort of intro, using B-roll shots to kind of tell the mood, portray how I’m feeling that day, where I am, what the weather’s like, and it kind of sets the tone for the episode. So let’s say I’m gonna go do a photo shoot in a forest. We’re gonna start the VLOG off in my car, but I’m not gonna use any B-roll.

This is what that would look like. Choo! What’s goin’ on everybody? We are outside a really cool forest right now that has some awesome light. So we’re gonna pack up our gear, and we’re gonna go inside and shoot, let off some smoke, get some cool B-roll, and yeah, we’re gonna go do that right now. Okay, so that was fun. We are freezing. We’re gonna get back in the car now and go do something else ’cause it is way too cold outside.

The wind is just killing… Okay, pretty boring. Not much substance, not much to look at. It wasn’t very much fun to watch. Yeah, just not feelin’ it at all. Let’s see what that looks like again using B-roll. Choo! What’s goin’ on everybody? We are outside a really cool forest right now that has some awesome light. So we’re gonna pack up our gear and we’re gonna go inside and shoot, let off some smoke, get some cool B-roll, and yeah, we’re gonna go do that right now.

Okay, that looks a lot better. The problem is, I only shot B-roll of us. Me taking pictures, my friend taking pictures. You don’t really know where we are, what we’re taking pictures of, what we’re doing at all. I didn’t really give you enough information. So that’s when we gotta shoot B-roll with the environment that we’re in as well. Cut those two together, it’s gonna look like this.

So now, we’ve got something. Now you can see that we’re taking pictures of this forest. You can see what we’re looking at when you see footage of us looking at something, which just helps fill in the blanks. It helps fill in the gaps and it gives you a whole experience. How do we take even more B-roll footage? Well, you can use drone footage, you can use your iPhone. Anything goes at all.

So let’s see what some drone footage would look like. It looks pretty good but because this is a VLOG, I wanna shot footage of me using the drone as well because I’m trying to tell a story of my day. I’m trying to tell a story of this photo shoot. So if it’s only shots of the footage, if it’s only shots from a drone, I’m not really giving you the full picture. So, let’s take a look at the drone shots with me operating the drone.

Nobody’s listening. Now we’ve got the B-roll of us shooting, we’ve got the B-roll of our environment, we’ve got the B-roll of the drone, we got the B-roll of me using the drone. So, how else can we make some cool footage? Well sometimes, you just gotta do cool sh– that looks awesome on camera. So for us, we used some smoke grenades. These things are awesome.

You’ve probably seen them before. I’ve used them in many photographs on my Instagram. I’m sure you’ve seen other Instagramers using them. They are all the rage. If you’re gonna use them, don’t do it inside or in an area that’s gonna get you into trouble. Be smart about it but I’ll drop a couple links below on where you can pick them up for yourself. So, what do they do and why do I use them?

They do, they just billow smoke, they just billow colored smoke and what’s the purpose of them? They look dope, that is it. If you’re not into that kinda thing, skip forward. No hard feelings. I’m into that. Pop a flare billows a bunch of colored smoke, looks badass, yes please, I’ll take five. So let’s see some footage of this smoke and what that looks like. So there’s not really much context there.

This guy’s just playing with smoke and it, alright cool, yeah it looks cool but it’s completely useless because we didn’t show the whole picture. ‘Cause we gotta smash together these shots of us shooting, the drone, me using the drone, the smoke, the whole mood, the environment, you gotta use these pieces to complete the meal. Right, it’s like throwing all this stuff into one big soup to finish off the dish so that everyone can jump in and enjoy it.

Really weird analogy and I think it makes sense, but now something to keep in mind is, I shoot my B-roll, a lot of it at 120 frames a second. Now, why do I do this? Because I feel that it inherently makes your footage look more cinematic when it’s slowed down. Do you have to do that? Absolutely not. There’s still great B-roll and everything to be shot at 24 frames a second or 30 frames a second.

I don’t really like 30, I feel it looks a little weird. I don’t know why, it just makes me feel like ugh, creepy inside. So if you’re gonna shoot 24 frames a second, that’s perfectly fine. That would definitely give off a whole different vibe. The slowdown of the frame just inherently makes it feel and look more cinematic, my opinion. Now, what you’re saying, I don’t have an expensive, fancy camera that can do 120 frames a second.

Well, if you have an iPhone, the seven-plus does 120 frames a second. It does 240 frames a second and it shoots in 4K. I know the Pixel phone has a ridiculous image stabilization. I saw a shot from my friend the other day of him literally one-handed driving down a driveway holding his phone out and it looks like he flew a drone, it’s insane. So, phone’s have come a long way.
Don’t underestimate them. Now when you combo a 4K smartphone with image stabilization and throw it into a DJI Osmo, you basically got yourself a 4K steady cam rig right there that you can bust out at any time to shoot incredible B-roll. I use mine, I throw it in the backseat, I throw it in the camera bag. Anytime that I am somewhere where I’m like, “Woah, this looks so good.” I put my phone on it, I run around for like 20 minutes, my wife’s sittin’ there waiting for me.

This is not a sponsored post, I was not paid to say that by DJI, I just think it’s a great product. I get the B-roll because here’s the thing. Just because you’re not shooting a project doesn’t mean that you’re not going to need that or could use it down the road. It’s important and sometimes, it’s real, really helpful to actually shoot a ton of B-roll throughout different trips, throughout your day, throughout the months.

Because you can backlog that into an archive and then if you’re shooting something or you’re running into a problem and you’re editing and you can say, “Do I have any, “I have like 20 minutes of B-roll that I shot “when we were going for that walk in that forest “’cause I had the Osmo in the car “or I just stopped at a traffic light “and filmed the clouds for two minutes “’cause they looked insane that day.”

That’s a really good pro tip for something that you guys can do to just make your stuff better and make sure that you have enough material. You can never shoot too much. The worst thing is when you get back and you’re starting to edit and you realize, “I’ve got a 10-minute clip of this guy in his kitchen “talking about B-roll, but I only have “like two minutes of actual B-roll to cut on top.

That’s the worst scenario to be in. I would rather be like, “I’ve got a 10-minute clip “of this guy talking and I have like 15 minutes “of awesome B-roll footage “and I’m not even sure what not to use “because I love all of it.” That’s where we wanna be. That’s the sweet spot. So, all in all now, when we take everything that we’ve shot and we mash it into one final piece, using the footage at the beginning of me saying we’re gonna go on a shoot and then, using all of that B-roll to right at the end, you’re gonna get away more whole experience of our experience on this photo shoot.

That would look something like this. What’s going on everybody? We are outside a really cool forest right now that has some awesome light. So we’re gonna pack up our gear and we’re gonna go inside and shoot. Let off some smoke, get some cool B-roll and yeah, we’re gonna go do that right now. Okay, so that was fun. We are freezing. We’re gonna get back in the car now and go do something else. So that’s it, guys.

That is the crash course in B-roll. I hope you enjoyed it. I hope you got something out of it and I hope that you start to use some of these tips and tricks to start applying these concepts to your own films and VLOGs and projects. Remember, it’s the details that matter. When we add all the different layers of details, that just gives us a more rich experience as a viewer and as a filmmaker when we’re trying to tell our stories across the world. So, that was a nice deep exit. I think I will leave it there. See you again.

DSLR film making: How to achieve a Film Look? | Oblivion

A film look is broadly defined as the look and feel of the footage you would see in a feature film. As you know there are many techniques involved in creating the video, but there are a few which are especially important to achieve this look.

This look is best achieved through techniques involving both the settings of the camera capturing the video, as well as editing in the post-production stage. Creating a film of some sort starts with the camera, so it makes sense that the camera settings are especially important in controlling the look of footage. It is still possible to create a cinematic look in post-production with just about any footage, but controlling the camera settings will give you much greater control over the final product.

First up, make sure that the camera is operating in the manual mode to allow for complete control of the settings. In most Canon DSLRs this setting is called Movie Exposure – so make sure that this is set to manual. A frame rate of 24 or 25 frames per second is one of the most important aspects of shooting video that will look like film. The frame rate is one factor that changes the amount of motion blur in the footage, and this is why it is so distinctive from other formats. I can’t show you what 30 frames per second or 50 frames per second looks like because this tutorial itself is being played back at 25 frames per second, however it easy to find examples.

If you search for the comparison of frame rates on the internet you will get a taste of what the others feel like. High frame rates have an odd feel to them. The technical reason for this is that the motion is smoother and there is less motion blur than traditional film. Also, we have been conditioned to perceive 24 or 25 frames per second as film, because this is the traditional frame rate shown in cinemas. Higher frame rates look more realistic but realism is not what we’re looking for in this case. You can change the frame rate of Canon DSLR’s under the movie recording size.

The shutter speed also changes the look of motion blur, and so this needs to be matched with the framerate. The general rule is that for natural-looking motion set the shutter speed at double the frame rate. This means that when filming at 24 or 25 frames per second, choose a shutter speed of fifty. This is known as the 180-degree shutter rule and it comes from the traditional shutter size of film cameras. Here’s an example of what a high shutter speed can look like.

As you can see the motion of the cars appears to stutter. This is what a shutter speed of 1/50th of a second at 25 frames per second looks like. The motion of the cars appears more natural. A shallow depth of field is usually associated with the film look. The depth of field is the distance between the nearest and furthest objects that are in focus. A shallow focus means that you can get shots that look like this. The subject is in focus and the background is blurred.

This is good for directing the attention of the viewer. A deep focus works better for wide shots when you want to keep everything in focus. To control the depth of field, adjust the aperture. The f/stop: value controls the aperture: a lower f/stop value means a wider aperture (and a shallow depth of field), while a higher f/stop value means a smaller aperture and a deeper depth of field. It’s reversed to what you think. To control the exposure change the ISO setting. In bright daylight, the picture might still be overexposed at the lowest ISO when you have the aperture wide open so you will have to reduce the aperture and sacrifice the shallow depth of field to maintain a proper exposure (Correction: Please see comments on ND Filters).

By default, most cameras increase contrast and sharpness while filming.This makes footage look good right out of the camera, but if you intend to color-correct footage later it reduces the flexibility that you have. Many cameras have a neutral picture style preset for this reason. Make sure that you enable this to have more flexibility in post-production. Remember that you can always add contrast or sharpness later.

Whatever footage you have to work with you can always make it look better in post-production. A common issue with low budget DSLR filmmaking is making smooth camera movements. A shaky effect can have its applications but in most feature films you’ll see that the camera movements are silky- smooth. The professionals use hardware stabilizers like this, but these are expensive.

We can achieve a similar effect with the software that we already have. Beginning with after-effects CS 5.5 and Premiere CS6, Adobe included an effect called Warp Stabilizer which is super easy to use. To use Warp Stabilizer search for it in the effects panel and drag it onto your footage. It will start to analyze the motion in your footage and then try to stabilize it after it does some processing.

Keep in mind that it could increase render times a fair amount, and that it usually reduces the resolution slightly. In some cases artifacts appear when the footage is too shaky. Sometimes lowering the smoothness in the effects control panel can help but this could just mean that the clip just isn’t suitable for stabilization. This effect usually works great without any tweaking, but you can adjust the settings for your taste.

The smoothness control does just what it says: it controls the amount of smoothing applied. along with stabilizing the footage for smooth motion, Warp Stabilizer can also make the camera look completely still. To do this change the motion result to “No Motion”. This is helpful for shots that should have been done on a tripod but weren’t. One of the most powerful ways to change the emotion of a shot is through color grading.

Feature films use color grading to convey the mood of footage visually. For example dark blues convey a depressed or dark tone while warm colors suggest happiness. Without any color grading, it is very hard to achieve a cinematic look. Here’s an example of a shot with the original footage and the color graded footage side by side. you can see there is a massive difference.

There are plugins that can automate color grading but by doing it manually you can have full control. Some useful tools built into Premiere and After Effects that will effectively grade your footage are RGB curves and Three-Way Color Corrector. Other compositing applications have similar effects. You can use RGB curves to adjust the darkness of the darks and brightness of the highlights in your footage. To start using RGB Curves, search for it in the effects panel and then drag it onto your footage.

You will see these graphs on the left here. Basically, this graph shows the highlights and darks of your footage and by adding a point to it you can change the response of these different areas of your footage. A popular cinematic look is to have the darks darker and to make the highlights even brighter. To do this, and two points to your line by clicking on it; bring the bottom point lower, and bring the top point higher to increase the highlights.

How you change the curve depends on the footage that you have and the effect you are looking for. For example, a comedy short film will have a different look to a thriller. The Three-Way Color Corrector effect can change the color tone of the darks, mids, and highlights of your footage. To use it; search for it in the effects panel and drag it onto your footage. Once we scroll down here we can see there are three circles for each of the parts of your image – the shadows, the mid tones and the highlights.

A popular cinematic effect is to make the shadows a blue hue and to make the highlights a warm color. So to do this, we drag the circle for the shadows to the blue part of the spectrum and move the highlights circle into the orange and yellow part. There is an infinite number of ways to color grade footage so it’s best to experiment and see what you like. You will notice that most films are not framed in the same aspect ratio that most DSLR footage is.

Standard video from most consumer cameras is in the 16 by 9 aspect ratio, also known as widescreen while most modern films are shown in the 2.35 to one ratio, also known as ultra-widescreen. There are numerous ways of achieving this ultra-widescreen effect in Premiere, but the easiest way is adding a black pass to the top and bottom of the picture, also known as letter-boxing.

You can achieve this by making an image mask yourself in the right aspect ratio or downloading this image in the description. After importing the image to Premiere you can use it by dragging it to a video layer above your footage. It will then mask off the top and bottom with black bars. That’s all there is to it. One of the drawbacks of this method is that you lose the detail at the top and bottom of your image, so it’s best to decide if you will use this format before you start filming say can keep it in mind when you frame your shots. So that’s the basics of achieving a film look with your footage.

There isn’t one right way to developing this look, and there are all sorts of plugins and overlays that you can apply to help the effect. As always the best way to learn is the experiment with the tools that have – because you don’t always know what you want until you see it. Thanks!

Toaster Oven Review: Stainless Steel TSSTTVCG03

Hey there this is Oblivion the undaunted dad. Today we are going to be reviewing the austere countertop oven and this can be considered as best toaster oven 2017 with truthful reviews for everybody.

Our Opinion On Toaster Oven Stainless Steel TSSTTVCG03

We bought at a Costco about a month ago and we really like it so far it’s Model Ts SCTV GC.o 3 say that three times fast. It is like I said a Costco brand in a Costco product rather and as you know Costco carries and doesn’t carry things depending on when you need it. So we’re going to go over what this toaster oven like how-how works and give you some tips and tricks.

We did have a previous toaster oven from Costco that was a Cuisinart. But we really did not like it. Because it took an age to toast anything it was like 20 minute toast time so this thing is much much quicker. We really like it a lot better the other one was a convection slash toaster oven. But the toasting feature was really what we wanted most of and quick heating up and this really does the trick?

We’re very happy with it so far and like I said it’s been about a month I don’t like to give a review until we’ve used it for a little while so we can really know what we’re talking about. Let’s go over everything and thanks for reading, of course, one thing. You’ll get is the instruction manual and it’s pretty basic. It gives you a few pages of you know information and then some warnings have a bit used convection heat and then it gives you a bunch of recipes so ah nice little book.

You know we’ve cracked it open once or twice but not too often and the other thing that this comes with is a little cookie sheet so you can use this if you like to bake cookies on they say is a removable tray. It’s really nice and one feature that I like is this crumb tray, unfortunately, this unit does not have a bottom that opens up. I know some you know our Black & Decker we had a while back the bottom opened up and it was really easy to dump crumbs out so.

It works pretty well but you kind of have to be a little tricky when you take it out. Because you tilt it when you take it out and invariably some of the crumbs will fall off. You’re sweating it out but one way to resolve that is put a piece of foil underneath it. So you can catch any of the crumbs that fall out in the foil and you don’t have to mess with you know sticky cheese or whatever.

Overview Toaster Oven Stainless Steel TSSTTVCG03 For You

So you know if we’re doing that we’ll put a piece of foil underneath on top of this and you know making grilled cheese sandwiches or something like that. It’s great for making grilled cheese sandwiches actually and that will help keep the inside clean and not messy so that’s about this now this the placement of this rack is pretty important. Because if you’re if you want them to be looking at the top.

You know the top rack has positions good but if you don’t then you go to be putting it on the bottom because the top will get brown very quickly we usually do keep it on the middle rack. Because we like to use the bacon toast feature the most and this is great for doing that so what I’m going to do is? I’m going to heat up some lasagna really quick. So we can see how that is? And don’t worry I’ll fast forward it so you don’t have to wait in anticipation like me okay so I’ve got my hose on you here it’s from Easter.

I watched Italian so we do lasagna and ham and I’m going to go into here I sure to preheated this but you know I did so one thing you got to remember with this toaster oven is you have to turn it’s all done on a timer. So if you want to stay on you have to turn it all the way to the end here like this and it will stay on. But I don’t want to do that so one thing to remember is you have to turn the knob past 20 the time 20 time to get it to stay on.

Because if you just do this it won’t start heating up you have to turn it past 20 and then back so I’m going to pause for 10 minutes at 350 and I’m going to be baking it here bacon is top and bottom which I will show you right now okay so like I said baking is top and bottom and you can see that because there’s a line some heat and in another line so that means heats coming from both sides Broyles is of course.

Only the top toast is both warm is just keeping something warm and a turbo is the convection side of that where it heats things up quickly so of course. We’ve got below that we’ve got your temperature gauge and you know you go anywhere from warm up to roast. Which is 450 I’m Kate the – 350 right now and then lastly. You’ve got your timer and like I said you see that little note well it says turn to 20 and then to a desired time.

So you have to go past 20 and then you know go to 45 or 5 or 10 or whatever it is so that’s how that works to make sure you remember that because if you don’t you’re not going to be doing it too much cooking so the timer has a little toast. It’s about the 10 mark we find that 5 is more than enough. Because the toast gets brown real quick with this and this is a nice quick oven much better than a Cuisinart we had before so like I said right now.

I’m cooking my lasagna heating it up from Easter Sunday one thing with this oven is you’ll and probably a lot of ins is waiting to start heating up you’ll hear the metal you know pop and click a little bit of normal, not a big deal. But as you can see I put some foil down underneath my lasagna. Because it’s very cheesy and I certainly don’t want to clean up melt the cheese off of my oven so we’ve been about five minutes for the last five minutes.

I’m going to put on the turbo to get the convection part going so I can have some nice hot air circulating all around my lasagna and that will help speed things up and give me a yummy lunch you can hear the quiet and start going with the timer. It’s not too loud at all. I wouldn’t call this a hardcore convection other by any means. But it certainly does help all right so we’re just about done with my lasagna.

I don’t want it to get so hot that it’s too hot to eat so I’m going to stop just before that point nice and gooey cheesy here so I am going to take this foil out the photos not hot set that aside okay so my lasagna is done now. I’m going to piece of put a piece of toast in what you should do is turn the knob the temperature up all the way to 450? Which is toast put the top knob on toast and put my piece of toast in the Oh a nice piece of sourdough bread here?

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I’m going to turn it past 20 and then back up to 10. Which is the toast I’m sure? It’s going to be done before 10. Let’s see let’s get nice and brown toasty Brown hear that so as you can see it’s been about two minutes and the toast is just about done two and a half minutes. Maybe I think I’m going to take it out. Because I don’t want it to burn so that was certainly less than ten minutes less than five minutes even and I have a nice beautiful brown piece of toast if a little bit hot. I pull off my lasagna so there you go that’s the Oscar toaster oven from Costco.

I’ll provide a link in the notes it may or may not be available of course. So maybe I’ll put a link in there too but I hope you enjoyed it and they share this post. We’d really appreciate it thanks so much and hey let us know what you want to hear about in the comments. See you again.

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