Goodbye Blighty…hello Hollywood!!

All packed and ready to go. Virgin Atlantic flight to LAX. Upgraded to Upper Class with my air miles so am actually looking forward to a flight. A rare occurrence. Being quite tall makes flying a right pain! I tell you what else is a bit of a pain, the new regs on flying with […]

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Off to the West Coast USA on 1st March

Shooting part of a doco for some cool indie filmmakers out there. Using two Ex1s. One with a Letus Extreme mounted on it for all the beauty shots and interviews. One clean and handheld for all the actuality. Can’t wait. Am flying into LAX on the 1st March then going straight off to Santa Fe […]

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ex1 Picture profile settings i use

Thanks to Bill Ravens. This creates gorgeous images out of the camera and are perfect for grading. Some may want less crushes blacks. Matrix ……………on Select…………….hisat Level………………0 Phase……………..-5 R-G……………….75 R-B……………….0 G-R……………….-18 G-B……………….-32 B-R……………….-27 B-G……………….13 Color Correction…………..off White………………………..off Detail………………………..on Detail Level…………………0 Detail Freq………………….0 Skintone…………………….off Knee…………………………on Auto knee………………….on Point………………………..90 Slope……………………….0 Knee SAT level……………50 Gamma Level…………..-8 Gamma Select………….CINE1 […]

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New Letus Extreme tests delayed for a week

I had one of my extremes returned to Hien as I broke it, being a clutz! Anyway he has returned it to me and down something very interesting. He has put in a new type of ground glass, one with a more film like bokeh, but one that struggles more with smaller apertures. I don’t […]

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How Graphics make Online Casinos Glamorous

Technology has recreated and re- revolutionized the way things have been going on. Whether it is photography, video recording or online gaming every aspect has been influenced by the magic of technology. The onset of internet has further made advertising of various services easier creating an extended reach. Websites such as philipbloom.net (specialists in photography […]

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Requests

I get asked a lot of questions so I was going to compile a fact sheet about using the ex1/ JVC HD201/ F350 and also about using the Letus Extreme and Brevis. What do people want to do? Do you want to know basic stuff about framing, zooming etc? More complex stuff about what lens […]

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Turn off the gas!!

Slight departure from my usual post but had to post this. Hilarious but quite scary! Been laid out with another bug this weekend. I was completely out of it in bed on Saturday afternoon. My friend Julie tried to call me numerous times but I was completely gone. She came round to check on me […]

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Vegas baby Vegas

After a few days deciding I realised that i would be crazy not to go to NAB. It’s a legitimate business tax deductible expense so why not? So am staying in the rather pokey MGM Grand, which has only about 4500 rooms, should get to know the other guests well then, not sure how far […]

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NAB

Today was great at the Broadcast Forum, meeting lots of people and having some good conversations. It’s interested me in going to NAB in Vegas in April. Looking online I am looking at about £1000 for flights and hotel for a week. Now…I am asking for people’s opinions here, it’s a lot of cash, the […]

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Broadcast forum

Quick question for you guys. I am on the Sony stand at this Broadcast forum thing and all my work will be playing on the screen there BUT on Thursday I have this debate panel that I am part of. I have been asked to show one of my shorts…now which one do I show. […]

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which camera is best?

There is much heated debate on which camera is best. The HVX or the EX1. Everyone knows my opinion, but that is only my opinion but it is based on owning both of them. Using them in different circumstances, operating them, workflow and of course how the images look. There seems to be an incredible […]

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Landscape study “Dungeness” using EX1 and Letus Extreme

I made another short using my sony XDCAM EX1 and the Letus Extreme. It’s very different to my last one “South Bank” in that it barely features any people. It’s almost entirely just landscapes, buildings and objects. Although shallow DOF is prominent in many shots I wanted to show that adaptors can be used for […]

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