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Here at Steelfeather we create videos & photos

Whether it’s your personal project like a celebration or event, or a corporate training video, Steelfeather is there for you when you need a high quality video or photograph. In our opinion, there’s no better way to describe something than a picture or a video. Below you’ll find the blog. The blog is where we talk about new gear, news and new projects we’ve worked on and completed.


Creating & Promoting a Successful KickStarter Campaign

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Overview About a month ago, I set up my first KickStarter campaign, with only 12 days to reach my goal. With over 36 hours to go we hit the 100% mark, and finally we were successfully funded at 140%. Check out the Red Models Canada KickStarter I created here. Starting Materials Content is key. When I say content is key, I’m referring to your content being of the highest possible quality, and it being as ready as possible. Per say, don’t launch a kickstarter for your short film until you’ve shot enough footage to show people a credible trailer, or show them a large the film. Keeping The Crowd Interested [...]
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California Sunset – A Short Film by Matt Archibald

Califonia Sunset will be a 20 to 30 minute film with a cast of 7 characters. More updates on the cast will be online soon, as well as our Kickstarter Campaign. The Trailer The trailer will be available come mid July if all goes according to plan. Check back to this post to see updates about how things are progressing along. Run Andy! Runnnn! In a nutshell, Sunset is a 90’s style full-on action flick. A lot of speed and a lot of action. With all sorts of characters and “chase” sequences, I plan to keep people more than entertained. Oh and did I say, car chase? Yep, pretty sure we’ve requisitioned [...]
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Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Small Lens for Small Spaces This Spring I was researching online what the newest Canon lenses were while I came across something released just last year in 2014; the all new 24mm f/2.8 STM “Pancake Lens”. Canon Ad – April 2014 I thought to myself, seeing as I love pancakes, why not give this lens a try!? Actually… I’m looking at 2 things here. At this point I’m searching now, and have been for almost a year, for a lens that allows me to utilize smaller rooms or areas for fashion photography. The 35-135 is great for this, but it also gives me a crop factor of 1.6, while shooting with an entry level [...]
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Canon EF 35-135mm f/4-5.6

eBay In my recent searches on eBay to find a fine Canon lens I came across this rare short-telephoto zoom first produced in 1990 and later extinct in 1997. When it was originally introduced it was worth $500 USD. The lens features a rear focus ring and an ultrasonic motor. The barrel is made of steel so it’s very heavy, weighing in at about 2 lbs. It was replaced by the 18-135 with an image stabilizer last in 1997.  While I don’t mind the lack of a wide focal length like18 or 20mm, some may be more conscious in seeking a wider angle by getting the 18-135. Pros & Cons Honestly this lens is amazing, [...]
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Amazing Portraits for Under $150! This lens kicks ass. Simply put, this is the second choice for every new photographer that buys a DSLR. You’ll find that all major camera brands will also have an affordable 50mm prime lens (fixed focal lens, doesn’t zoom, just focuses) available to buy for under $150. Before I got into what I like and don’t like about the lens, have a look at some of the imagery I’ve been able to capture thus far. Sample Photos Photo Credit: Maria David Pros & Cons Pro’s Amazing price! Awesome depth of field control Great Focus in low light situations Con’s Loud motor Plastic body [...]
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