ARTICLES BY Clinton Stark

Clint is based in San Francisco and co-founded Stark Insider - a new media venture. His goal was to help fill the increasing gap in arts coverage. This site has consumed his every fiber. Yet, he still has time to talk Napa wine, review a play (ATCA member) or live show, and shoot videos. More: Clint's story...
Stark Insider BTS
by on 03.18.15 VIDEO

A simple example (with video) demonstrating how to use the Zoom H6 field recorder to produce a short scene with high quality sound effects and audio.

What's Happening
by on 03.18.15

Hyper-decant your cheap bottle of wine, and hope that your guests don’t hear the whine of the blender, and think your just opened a fine bottle of Caymus. What gracious hosts!

by on 03.16.15

Need help picking a DSLR camera to shoot video? Here’s a list of the top 5 best DSLR cameras that should be on your short list. Featuring cameras from Canon, Sony, Blackmagic and Panasonic.

Baja Wanderlust
by on 03.13.15 VIDEO

Next stop for Stark Insider is Baja California Sur. Some of my thoughts on the town of Loreto, shooting videos with the Canon EOS 70D, and potential Super 35 upgrade: Sony FS7 or Canon C100 Mark II or… ?

Stark Insider
by on 02.24.15

The day has finally arrived. And it’s called “Pebble Time.” After a much-hyped and significantly marketed countdown, the smartwatch maker that could, Pebble, announced today a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new model featuring a color e-paper display. No, this is not 1992. Up until now the Palo Alto-based start-up produced smartwatches, both the original and fancier […]

What's Happening
by on 02.22.15 VIDEO

Annual Premiere Napa Valley wine auction again breaks record. $6 million raised, with top lot Brand Napa Valley going for $115,000, or about $1,900 per bottle.

West Coast Travel
by on 02.20.15 VIDEO

Another weekend video challenge. This time in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada. Our weekly challenges are simple: grab a Canon DSLR, shoot some street scenes, edit and publish within 12-24 hours. Recently we shot Beat’s So Lonely at Union Square, San Francisco, and an admittedly odd teaser for an upcoming wine video shot in Santa […]

by on 02.18.15

My wife wants an Apple Watch. She’s an unapologetic laggard. Is that reason enough to say that Apple understands wearables better than anyone?

by on 02.17.15

Google Glass flopped. But that hasn’t stopped Sony from taking a (misguided) swing at the wearable market. SmartEyeglass retails for $849, but I don’t think they could give these monstrosities away for free.

Arts & Culture
by on 02.09.15

The roots of the expression “S&M”, a play-within-a-play and two outstanding performances conspire to create an epic night of theater.