BLACKWATER Promotions’ AEG Shoot

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, BLACKWATER Promotions is hard at work, continuing our videography while adhering to CDC restrictions. We are able to perform quality work while social distancing, keeping us and our clients safe. Recently, we were able to film a series of interviews for AEG. We used telephoto lenses and lav […]

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BLACKWATER and COVID-19: How We Safely Conducted a Videoshoot During the Pandemic

The pandemic and the subsequent quarantine have made it a challenge for many videographers to complete their work. Fortunately, BLACKWATER had the tools and ingenuity needed to safely create a promo video for an essential business during the Coronavirus pandemic. We used our drone footage to capture arial shots per usual, allowing us to get […]

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Video Marketing During COVID-19 Social Distancing

During these challenging times, it is difficult to remain open for business. If you are a small business that is considered essential, (such as a restaurant that offers delivery or carry out) there are many ways you can advertise and tell customers that you’re open for business. With everyone stuck at home, they’re spending a […]

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Crop Sensor vs Full Frame Sensor: Lens Focal Length and Depth of Field

These days, the cameras with some of the best video specs are crop sensor cameras and camcorders. For example, if you compare a full-frame Sony a7III or Canon EOSR to a crop sensor camera like the FujiFilm XT4/XT3, you’ll find that they aren’t nearly as good. Neither the Sony a7III nor the Canon EOSR can […]

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Don Pollo Photoshoot

Recently, Blackwater did a photoshoot at Don Pollo, a local restaurant chain who specializes in Peruvian-style charbroiled chicken. Our goal of the shoot was to capture a truly rustic feeling while using the restaurant as a backdrop. The restaurant was open, so, to limit the distractions during the shoot, we set up constant video LED […]

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4K UHD vs 1080p HD Upscaling to 4K

When it comes to video production, a common question these days is, “Why should you film in 4k when most consumers view video content on their phones?” It’s true, phones don’t have 4k resolution screens, but filming in 4k is still a valuable asset nonetheless. Therefore, the question should instead be, “If your camera is […]

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The Difference Between Lens Price and Image Quality

When it comes to buying gear, one of the toughest decisions that professional videographers and photographers have to make are lens purchases. Should I get a Zoom lens or a prime lens? A 35mm, 50mm, or 85mm lens? There are also different brands for different lenses of the same focal length or zoom range, each […]

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BLACKWATER Promotions at the Rockstar Awards

On November 7, the Rockville Chamber of Commerce held its annual Rockstar Awards at the Manor Country Club. At this ceremony, Marstudio was honored with the award for “Business of the Year.” As a division of Marstudio, BLACKWATER Promotions was at the celebration and armed with our cameras, we were ready to shoot footage of […]

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The Importance of Good Audio in Your Video

When it comes to videos, people tend to prioritize image quality over sound. This often leads people to wrongly assume that sound quality is unimportant in comparison, however, that is not the case. For the average person, when they want to record a video, they will use the most convenient camera available, like a smartphone. […]

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How to Photograph Large Interior Spaces

Recently, the team at BLACKWATER Promotions embarked on a mission to take high-impact photographs of Kellogg Conference Hotels’ updated rooms and event spaces. With a shoot like this, it comes with its own rules and we were prepared for the job. When it comes to photographing interiors, the most important tools in a photographer’s arsenal […]

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