New Letus/ EX1 short “South Bank”

I had planned on doing a specific story led short on Thursday, but I came down with the Winter vomiting virus called the Norovirus on Tuesday. The main symptom being you can do your best Linda Blair Exorcist impersonation and projectile vomit for England. Fortunately it doesn’t last for more than a couple of days […]

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Firewire issues with the F350

I hate firewire! When it works it’s great. When things go wrong it’s a nightmare! My beloved F350’s firewire packed in halfway through a crucial edit yesterday. I had no way of laying back to disc. It had been working all day and there was no reason for it to have happened. Everything was all […]

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Presentation at Broadcast forum on 31st Jan

I have been asked to give a presentation about tapeless workflow on the EX1 at the Broadcast Live forum on the 31st January at Earl’s court. So if anyone is around to offer me a stiff drink before hand and to meet in person please come along!! I really haven’t a clue what I am […]

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Filming a new short next week, anyone want to help?

I am going to shoot a new 4 and a half minute short in central London, in hopefully some very cool locations if I can get permission from them. I am looking at probably Thursday or Friday next week. It will be on the EX1 and Letus Extreme. Possibly using PL mount lenses but most […]

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Brevis flip/ Sony ex1 test footage

I planned on going out this morning and filming some nice stuff with the newly working (!) Brevis Flip and Sony Ex1 using the CF2Le diffuser. Unfortunately I got snowed under with other stuff and didn’t make it out until about 1430. So not a lot of time before it got dark to get what […]

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The Brevis Flip 2

FANTASTIC NEWS!! I have got the flip to work with the Brevis and the EX1. I haven’t shot anything, that’s tomorrow but it works and focuses on the GG now. What have I done? Very little really…tried repeatedly with no success then I tried reversing the flip. When you get the flip it looks identical […]

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New Letus Extreme/ EX1 short film in 60fps

I have wanted to do this short film for about a year now. I finally got round to doing it today. Ever since I heard the track “My Autumn’s done come” on the CD Late Night Tales by Air I saw it in pictures. I made a storyboard in my head every time I heard […]

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The Brevis Flip and the Letus rod support

First and most importantly my first EX1 footage to be broadcast went out today on Channel 5 at 1904 GMT. Very pleased, despite being just in SD it looked terrific. It was part one of my religion series that you can see on my website under religion. It was the protestant one. I had so […]

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The Brevis Flip

Dennis from Brevis, or rather Cinevate has sent me one of the flip units for the Brevis today. I will receive it Christmas Eve and as soon as the family duties are done I will be out testing it with both the CF1 and CF3. Wish I had the CF2LE. Can’t wait…I will be away […]

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EX1 and Letus thoughts

Well am off again on the final part of the 5 part series. Dilemma. Do I take my F350 or my EX1? I am driving my car so space is not an issue. I think I will take both. Have the Ex1 attached to the Letus permanently. There are a number of things I am […]

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EX1 as Camera A

XDCAM EX1 as camera A. I have completed my first edit of a series of 5 shorts to run over Christmas, meeting 5 different families of 5 different religions. One was shot a month or so ago on the F350. I decided to shoot the other 4 on the EX1 as a test to see […]

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Sony XDCAM EX

I have my Sony XDCAM ex. It is incredibly impressive. I sold my Panasonic HVX 200, which I have owned for a year but used for just 36 hours. I liked it but had real issues with the picture, the P2 format and the way the camera operated. Now I have a new solid state […]

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