Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I mentioned him the other day

A college student
I know - and love
did this

Venice: "A Carnival without the Rides" from Colin Cabalka on Vimeo.

Shot in one day, all handheld.

Love the people, love the place.
Panavision Lenses and Custom built Rig.
Music By Thievery Corporation

Colin - 
--he hangs out at our house now and then--when he is in town.
--he's a friend of our Baby Girl -- which makes him a friend of the family.
--every time he visits -- he tries to teach me something about my camera 
--or photography

I think he's got some talent --- and at 20 years old -- has had some cool experiences.
I interviewed him:

So Colin....tell us about where you are working and attending class....
I currently Intern for Panavision, probably the coolest place ever. Im attending the Los Angeles Film Studies Center right now, its a semester program in Hollywood that allows you to take a few classes and do an internship almost full-time.

Describe what you do: 

I have jumped from department to department, doing everything from cleaning cables, servicing 35mm cameras and learning HD equipment, along with putting camera packages together for various shows like CSI Miami/Vegas, Dexter, etc.

What are your future goals?

I just wanna shoot stuff and work around people, ultimately using my gifts and talents to glorify God in all his majesty... Seems lofty and ambitious I know, but its worth a shot :)

What kind of equipment do you own/use?

I currently own a Canon 7D and some prime lenses, I am getting into DSLR filmmaking which is really bursting out on the indie film market.

You seem to land on some famous Hollywood sets...tell which ones...?

This semester, I got to go on the sets of: CSI Las Vegas, Desperate Housewives, Big Bang Theory, Cold Case, and a bunch more while I was making some equipment runs for Panavision.

Have you met any famous people?

I got to meet some big producers and celebrities at the Cannes film festival, and recently I met Allan Daviau on the set of Wolfman while working at Panavision, the Director of Photography for E.T, Empire of the Sun, worked alot with Spielberg. I got to chat with him for a while he was DP'ing some pickup shots for the film with Benicio Del Toro on a Panavision sound stage.

Yesterday he met John Travolta while shooting a music video on Hollywood Blvd. (He took the pic with his phone)

He also recently saw John Krasinski (The Office).

Meet my friend Colin:


  1. Cool movie. Carnival indeed!
    I think Colin looks like Mark Wahlberg. Go Marky Mark!

  2. Great post :)
    Im honored to be on your blog again!
    I would love to stop by this Christmas sometimes to help even more, and bring by my 7D!
    PS i took that picture with my 7D, if you notice the clarity and depth of field, i wish my iphone took stills like that!



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