ETHICS STATEMENT: I have not been paid by Ricoh/ Pentax for this post. The camera has been supplied to me on a long-term loan by B&H Photo and will be returned once this is up. I am saving up for one for myself and any purchases of the camera via my B&H links throughout this […]
CLOSED!! Big Movember Prize added! DJI Inspire One AND Ronin together! Plus my initial thoughts after a week of flying the Inspire One.
Last chance for Movember prizes! from Philip Bloom extras on Vimeo. My Movember fundraiser is doing incredibly well thanks to you guys and the huge generosity of the companies who have donated prizes! As of the 19th of November 2014 just before midnight the total raised is this: This is of course brilliant. We have […]
The Winners in the Movember Prize Draw are: Ellis Sony A7s Kickstand Plates: Johan Quet. Movcam Single-Axis Lens Controllers: Nicolas Lossec, Kevin Fox. Smartwatchpro Pebble Steel and App: Pedro Ribeiro. SLR Magic Anamorphot: Sam Johnson. SLR Magic 10mm Hyperprime: Jess Craven. SLR Magic Vari ND: Gui Beloto. Rhino Essentials Slider Bundle: Gione DaSilva. D | […]
I met director Albert Hughes (Dead Presidents, From Hell, Book of Eli) a few years ago between shooting Red Tails. We met in Prague and talked about working together one day. I shot my short beauty piece “Prague” whilst there. In the spring of this year I got a call for him about shooting a short […]
Please keep checking back, as this post is a work in progress. I will be adding my initial thoughts and then continuing. It will be oldest at the top, newest below. Like a diary. There won’t be a formal video review, as there is simply no time to do one. This series I am […]
What do you want from a UK 2 day filmmaking event? Plus details of imminent 2 day shooting workshops in New York and Cumbria!
I do very few workshops these days. My filming commitments meant I have had to scale them right back (I am writing this now from many many miles away from home, about to film the second episode of a new doc series I am making for CNN) but there are still two more this year, […]
Post by Philip Bloom. IBC 2014: CRITICS Day 1 from Teradek on Vimeo. IBC 2014: CRITICS Day 2 from Teradek on Vimeo. IBC 2014: CRITICS Day 3 from Teradek on Vimeo. It’s that time of year again. Well actually these shows happen around the world almost non stop, but IBC is massive, probably second only […]
“It shoots AVCHD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 1080P 24Mbps at 8-bit 4:2:0.” Say what?? David Kong here with another video tutorial for you, this time on codecs. I’ve found a lot of confusion and mis-information around the internet about how codecs work, how the differ, and why those differences matter. Hopefully, this video/post will clear those up. […]
It’s been everywhere. You can read about how it came about and what ALS is and why it’s great that awareness has been raised for this disease. I had been nominated quite a few times, the first I believe by Lok from Digital Rev. I would have done it in the 24 hours that the […]
The Music Bed have been a revelation for me. I adore music, and my taste is very eclectic and my collection of music rather large. It would be great to be able to use what I want on all my films, but of course it doesn’t work that way. So when TMB came along and I […]
ETHICS STATEMENT: Although this shoot was for Sony and made to promote their cameras, this in no way compromises my impartiality and ethics. They hired me to make a film like any client. I have done work for most of the major camera manufacturers. I still use a huge variety of cameras for my work. […]
If you use any photos/ Screen grabs elsewhere, please credit philipbloom.net. Thank you! Please read my ethics statement here EDIT: THE VIDEO REVIEW IS NOW UP ON IT’S OWN PAGE HERE! With my GH4 review only just out, I am already started on my next one, the Sony A7s. As always, it’s an evolving one. […]
Shooting a film with the Phantom 2 and GoPro in Thailand. From Pre to shoot all the way through to post and uploading!
EDIT: Amazingly this film won best travel / landscape film at the 2015 New York City Drone Film Festival! PLEASE READ MY ETHICS STATEMENT HERE Koh Yao Noi from Philip Bloom on Vimeo. So here we are…a delayed part 3 of my Phantom blog post series. Although this is listed as 3 of 3, I […]
Following on from October’s tour of Belfast, Leeds and London the TV-BAY free tour is BACK! This time London, Manchester and Birmingham from this Monday! I will be giving a new and improved version of my “To 4K or to not 4K” in the morning as well as two small workshops in the […]
Rode Microphones are great friends of mine since before we did our first workshop together about 4 years ago (or was it 5?) We developed a relationship after I started using their Video Mic, and it’s just grown and grown. I am now one of their sponsored shooters, which would never have happened if I […]