Heart-warming documentary ‘BatKid Begins’ set to open Cinequest in Silicon Valley. Read more for highlights of the 25th edition of the film festival. Stark Insider preview.

Video Gear
Clinton Stark

Say your budget is $10,000. Do you buy a Sony a7S and build it out, or do you make a squeeze and buy it plus a new Sony FS7 giving you both stealth, plus Super 35 options?

BY | 01.28.15

Not only are YouTube publishers uploading more videos than ever before, they are doing so with higher attention to production values, entertainment values, and personality.

Wine Country
BY | 01.28.15

Stark Insider takes a first look at Yountville Live, with concert highlights and interviews with headliners Colbie Caillat and Matt Nathanson. Put your headphones on!

Bay Area Stage
BY | 01.28.15

Berkeley Rep has the highest combined ratings on Stark Insider since 2009. If we were the Metacritic of stage, it would be in green and sit around a 95, next to Magic Theatre, A.C.T. and BioShock for Sony PlayStation.

Theater & Arts
BY | 01.27.15

A play about Silicon Valley that hits close to home. Can two video game developers meet deadline? And will ego, love, and loss render their code useless?

Film Festivals
BY | 01.27.15

Blackmagic Cameras star at Sundance Film Festival with four films including Bob and the Trees, The Strongest Man, Things of the Aimless Wanderer.

What's Happening
BY | 01.27.15

Symphony Silicon Valley announced it will live score Peter Jackson’s Academy-Award winning Lord of the Ring trilogy. Two cycles are planned for April.

BY | 01.26.15

Making the jump from a Canon DSLR to a Sony FS7 XDCAM Super 35 camera. The decision, budgeting, spousal drama. What on earth am I thinking?!

Biltmore's desert oasis
BY | 01.23.15

An inside look at the multi-million dollar reno at the famed Arizona Biltmore. Frank Lloyd Wright, the Rat Pack, and Marilyn Monroe would surely approve.