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It’s been beyond manic recently. All these workshops and shoots and prepping for BVE. I have 5 pieces to show at BVE this week. Two have not been sucked into this. An edit of all the places I’ve taken the 1DC to and the Olly Knights music video we shot last week.
There will also be the first London meet up in well over 18 months. It’s not a paid thing. It’s a social/ networking thing. Bring cameras if you want. Do some filming. Up to you. Mine is a Grey Goose and tonic or Ciroc if they have it!
BVE is free registration so please come and say hi.
BVE is the BROADCAST VIDEO EXPO. The biggest event of the kind in the UK…our NAB. It’s a must-go-to event to check stuff out. After my talk, I will be on the stand at Canon by the 1DC for an hour, fielding questions.
I have been hired by Canon to talk about the DSLR journey: from the 5Dmk2 (I will show a highlight reel) to leaving DSLRs for large sensor camcorders including my beloved CS00, to rediscovering the DSLR with the gorgeous 1DX and now the 4k recording 1DC.
Now I don’t work for Canon or have an exclusive arrangement with them. It would compromise my independence and integrity. Canon Europe/UK asked me to do a session on the 1DC at BVE. At that point I had never shot with it, so I said “until I use it and actually love it then that can’t happen.” So I got a loaner one and shot a lot with it. Despite its flaws (which I will talk about, something essential when agreeing to this gig. I am not and never will be a salesmen!)
After falling in love with it I agreed to it.
3 of the 5 pieces I will showing you can see below in HD
The one I am most excited about showing is Olly Knights’ new video “Bitten by the frost” Shot in 4k. This looks brilliant in HD and is very stylistic with a strong narrative. Here are some frame grabs and BTS pics. It will go live post BVE to watch. BUT PLEASE COME either Tuesday 3:30pm, Weds 3:30pm and Thursday 1:15pm to the 3D/4k theatre. Please come early as it’s limited space and first come first served. This will also be my first chance to see my work in 4k. I am very excited.
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GREAT LONDON MEET UP 3!!
This will be at the Fox pub by Excel
Straight after BVE on Wednesday evening. I will get there as soon as I can so hang on for me! Everyone is welcome!
2 WESTERN GATEWAY
I still have so many posts to put up and it comes down to no free time. I will do my best, but if I do them now the work/life balance won’t happen and I must try!