We launched one month ago today, and got some great shout-outs from folks like B&H Photo and Video, Adorama and Zacuto — all places that have been valuable partners for stocking my arsenal over the years, so it meant a lot. To you, thanks so much for visiting, to give the site a whirl, sign onto its newsletter and social feeds, share your videos at the camera user groups, and check out the tips. To celebrate the 1-month anniversary of FocusPulling.com, I’ve got a few little announcements about site improvements today:
Under the BLOG fly-down menu, you’ll see this new entry called NEWS STREAM. You might have noticed, there are many more posts on a daily basis going out to the social streams, while the home page here is preserved for more occasional/focused/original content. So, it makes sense to give you a place to go for several news items per day about the art and technology of filmmaking. Hope you like it. (I’ve done the same under the DOCOFILM category.)
Another category of frequent updates that doesn’t make it onto the home page is DEALS. Something I’ve mentioned at the ABOUT page is, I don’t promote anything for personal gain, and if something doesn’t work right, or costs too much, I always complain. In that spirit alone, I’m feeding you deal alerts from the perspective of what I’d buy for myself, on a limited budget. (Compare that to those spammy Dutch “Rumors” sites — SonyAlphaRumors, 43rumors, etc. — that basically pan-handle like a street vendor, to maximize click revenue rather than curating best savings for you.) Now, these deals are collected into one place — though on the downside, they can expire quickly, so please keep that in mind.
NEWS & DEALS FOR EACH CAMERA
Combining these two new categories, I also assume that many of you are only interested in a specific camera. That’s why I created those CAMERA USER GROUPS in the first place. Expanding on that, each category now has a NEWS & DEALS item in the fly-out menu for a frequently updated stream of news and deals specific to the camera you’re interested in.
By the way, in order to make room for these new menu items, I’ve deprecated the RIGSHOTS feature into the CAMERA USER GROUPS fly-down menu. I didn’t notice it being used much at all, but you’ve still got that standing invitation, to show off your rig!
Looking forward to more anniversaries, sharing information, and growing still more.