I haven’t made a mini documentary in a long time. The last proper one was over 18 months ago (The Wood Carver). The closest I have done outside of my broadcast documentary work was probably the “vlogumnetary” I made in Tromso on the Northern Lights and Orca Whales. So it is nice to be able […]
ETHICS STATEMENT: I am not in the employ of any camera manufacturer. I have done jobs for Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and Sony but these are one-off paid jobs. No inside track, no buy out, no souls are sold! I am independent and proud of that. My integrity is everything. For my full ethics statement […]
Now with new mini doc!!! Super in depth Video review of the Canon 1DC in which I froze my n*** off to make!
ETHICS STATEMENT: I have never been paid by any camera manufacturer to review a camera. I have worked for many of the major camera manufacturers for various projects at some time, but I have no contractual agreement with any of them. This is essential as my independence is part of the foundation of my blog. […]
In my opinion it really is the best dolly in the world. It’s sold thousands and is used globally on all levels of productions. Just recently it appeared to the Canon 6D launch video (I didn’t shoot it!). It’s a precision tool that adds huge production value to your work. The smoothest on the market, […]
EDIT: I have now done my full video review and I have changed my opinion on some of what I have written below. Watch the video and see what I have changed opinion wise and do check out the footage!! The reaction from some quarters to the mk3 has been astonishing. Some rants have been […]
My assistant on many of my shoots and a great cameraman in his own right, James Miller, has taken drastic measures to increase the disappointing sharpness results that he has found with his new Canon 5d mk3. I have sharpened in post with dramatic improvements, and I am much happier now I can see the […]
Hard Boiled Sweets: Brit gangster feature film shot on the 5DmkII. An in depth look at making the movie.
Hard Boiled Sweets is a British gangster movie set in the Essex town of Southend a mixture of Elmore Leonard and film Noir…but set in England. I watched the finished film yesterday and it was a brilliant, entertaining movie. The added cool thing is this was shot entirely on a Canon 5DmkII and it looks […]
Lucasfilm’s “RED TAILS” that I helped shoot on Canon DSLRS open’s 20th January in the US! Go see it!
Finally!! The first narrative feature that I have ever worked on. Lucasfilm’s “Red Tails” trailer was released on line today. I was the re shoot second unit DSLR DP on it using Canon DSLRs and also camera C for the reshoots on the 1st unit. Check out my blog post about it here! It was […]
Read more in my full ethics statement here. I have been using Nikon DSLRs longer than I have Canon ones. I shot my first DSLR video with the rather poor video function of the Nikon D90. I have bought the D3s for its (still not beaten) low light video function, the D7000 and D5100 and […]
“Which camera should I buy?” I get asked this the most. Apart from which lenses should I buy. There is a lot of confusion amongst potential buyers as to which camera to buy. Not just from the Canon line, that is the Rebel T2i/ 55D, 7D, 5DmkII and 1DmkIV but also the GH1, GH2 and […]
Part 1 and 2 now live!! The Christmas mini shootout with the C300 (pre-production), F3, FS100, hacked GH2 and more!!
EDIT: PART 1 is now live! I decided to break it down into two parts as it’s too damn long! I will start editing part 2 tomorrow, it will be up within the week hopefully. I would like to have included the Scarlet but as I didn’t know anyone in the UK with one […]
EDIT: Fantastic news. The finished movie won Best Documentary and Mass impact award at the Boston Film Festival. A massive boost for the film. I couldn’t be happier. Well done Ruaridh Arrow the Director! EDIT: It’s also just won Best Documentary at Raindance!! 2 years ago in Boston I shot the bulk of a […]
My thoughts on the Canon C300 and the new RED Scarlet (oh and a whole new 4k video shooting Canon DSLR!)
Don’t forget you can win incredible prizes like Adobe CS5.5, Kessler Shuttle Pod, Zacuto EVF by donating £10 or more to fund Prostate cancer research in my HUGE MOVEMBER giveaway. Click here for more!! Big old day in the camera world, I don’t think I have seen so much thigh rubbing by so […]
Right off the back of shooting an Epic (forgive the pun) corporate doco for Kessler Crane with the Epic, F3, AF100, on my way back home I stopped off at a friend of Sarah’s from when she lived in the US, Anthony Vizzari. Anthony has an amazing story to tell, and you can read about […]
We have all been waiting for the replacement for the 1Ds mkIII for some time. Initial rumours had it coming out September last year. Well it looks like that is not coming out at all. Instead, we have the renamed Canon 1Dx. The first full frame DSLR to shoot full HD video since the […]