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MIND|Castle, Seattle, WA
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Casey Warren is restless. “I wake up in the middle of the night and just start drawing or writing. It's not necessarily a story that I have planned out; it's more like a stream of consciousness, just things that are happening...what people are saying, or images that I have in my head for something I want to shoot or a way I want to edit and tell a story.”

He adds, “I'm constantly going, going, going...all based on where the light is, where the image is, where the story is...chasing that light.” Casey’s relentless energy and creativity have helped build MIND|Castle into an award-winning event cinematography studio. But more than that, he is fulfilling his creative dreams: “I'm living for my passion...I'm living to make the film, to get the next shot, to chase the light, to dream, create and inspire others.”

Luckily for Cinevate, Casey not only uses Cinevate’s tools but also helps to sketch and develop many of those tools: “There's always tweaks that can make things better. But that’s what we're here for, that's what Cinevate does. You sell your products to users who help your products become better and, over time, you create products that fulfill their vision.”

Cinevate is honored to be a part of Casey and MIND|Castle’s creative vision, of their desire to SHOW THE WORLD.

Follow Casey's blog to see more of his amazing work.


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Joseph Jang
01 Sep 2009, 14:14
CW!! You da man!
Casey Warren
01 Sep 2009, 14:33
Just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone at Cinevate. I had a blast coming up to Thunder Bay and seeing the behind the scenes of everything Cinevate. Its a true honor to be a part of representing your products and the people who use them.

Thank you!


~Casey W.
01 Sep 2009, 17:15
hi casey - you rock and glad to see you featured here. your passion is definitely inspiring and we look forward to seeing more of your works... so please blog more. :)
Dennis Wood
01 Sep 2009, 22:47
Casey, I got a serious "passion" fix after watching this piece. Folks who don't know you (yet) should definitely have a good sense of the huge positive energy that radiates from Casey Warren, the real person. Between the full page magazine ads that accompany this showcase, and our little profile here, our hope is that a bit of your good vibe rubs off on everyone taking the time to view this page.

Dennis Wood
Brett Kosmider
02 Sep 2009, 21:26
Very nice site redisgn guys - Im looking forward to what you have in the works

Dennis Wood
03 Sep 2009, 09:11
Thanks Brett :-)

The f/8 summit that we cryptically refer to is not just about new products, but takes our mission statement forward in several ways. Promoting folks (like Casey here) who've make an impression on us is one of them. Dan Walter has been added to the team as a veteran web developer with over 10 years experience ... and his contribution is immediately evident. The next year is going to be very special as we take things up a few notches.

18 Sep 2012, 17:14
photonashville:Very wide primes don't work well with just about any matte box unelss the front of the lens is extended into the filter stage or beyond. Has nothing to do with what FF is used or not. No purpose using the matte box on the wides if filters can't be used, otherwise a standard lens hood will do the job. Many matte boxes will cause vignetting with wide primes. Which wides and which matte boxes cause vignetting varies. You have to choose with some wide primes, do I want FF or matte box, because both may not always be a reliable option.From the review, it easily appears that the more complex, adjustable and configurable a rig the more difficulty the reviewers had in using, setting up, handling. That tells me more experience on their part is necessary prior to doing a review. When reviews are done like this in a formal method, readers will always expect expertise in the abilities of the reviewers.The ratings given to all the gear are lame at best. If you choose 10 stars, then understand that equates to the classic school scale of 0-100. A 90-100, B 80-89, C 70-79 and so on. So why would good, usable, reliable gear get FAILING grades by receiving 6 or less stars. What exactly did they fail at. No footage was shot, so how did a lot of gear fail? LAME.