Canon C100 II

Sony a6500 Mirrorless Camera

Should I upgrade to a Canon EOS 80D or should I switch to a Sony mirrorless camera (a6500)?

Should I stay or should I go? One of the big questions I get when shooting out and about town is whether or not it's worth sticking with Canon. Often it's specific, like the very dilemma I face in future gear investments: Should I upgrade to a Canon EOS 80D DSLR...
Canon PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter - Test with Video

Add camcorder zoom to your Canon DSLR (PZ-E1 hands-on video)

For only $149, a convenient way to give your Canon EOS 80D, 70D, Rebel or other Canon DSLR smooth, camcorder zooms.
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera Short Review Test

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera – a compact winner for capturing filmic footage

Since I started shooting videos for Stark Insider in 2006 I've tried as hard as possible to make our stuff look like film. I haven't always succeeded, that's for sure. But there's something about the video-ish footage that comes out of a lot of cameras and camcorders that drives...
A Gift From Me To You - Clinton Stark short film project

Shadows and Light: A Gift From Me To You

Meanwhile, I'm trying to create as much as possible, to work my way through, and make at least 39 bad films as quickly as possible.
Loni Stark as the Black Swan - Video Previewvideo

Coming Soon: Loni Stark is the (reluctant) Black Swan

For me the weekend is the perfect opportunity to rope Loni Stark into another experimental short film or pseudo music video.

“Wasps & Lavender” – Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera or Canon C100 II? (Video)

Shooting wasps is an exercise in patience. That's the first thing I learned. It's also an exercise in liberal sunscreen. Squinting. And, waiting some more. I now have utmost respect for those who stake out exotic locales and spend hours upon hour awaiting the perfect shot of that Chestnut-Mandibled Toucan. And here I...

Coffee Lane: A Peanuts tribute by Clint & Loni Stark (Video)

"Studies show it's important to stay young at heart." What better way to exercise that theory than to pay homage to the most famous -- and cutest -- football joke of all time. Will sneaky Lucy ever hold the football for poor Charlie Brown? As some of our Stark Insider readers...

DSLR Filmmaking Gear: What’s in my bag? (Too much!)

I found myself doing what I tell myself never to do: taking gratuitous photos of my gear. Sigh. Why on earth do all of us involved in videography feel compelled to do this -- as if we're taking monumentally profound shots of famous landmarks, or memorable events, or loved...
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame DSLR Camera

Should you buy a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera?

The wait is over. Well, almost. Canon has unveiled the long-awaited EOS 5D Mark IV full frame DSLR. For now, you can pre-order one ($3,499 USD via Amazon or B&H Photo Video), and drill down on the specs, until the mighty camera ships later next month (September 2016). Headline features for the...