Test film made with Shoot 35 SGBlade

I popped out for a couple of hours into my home town of Richmond, where I have done loads of filming before. Autumn in Richmond, 3 Days in April etc…to test the new Shoot 35 SGBlade.   It was easy to set up, personally I think Wayne should bring out a 77mm version rather than […]

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Review of Panasonic HPX 170/ 171

A year ago I sold my Panasonic HVX 201 after a disappointing relationship. I struggled with the expensive media and was never impressed with the picture quality, low light or atrocious LCD. I sold it to buy a Sony EX1 which as many people know I believe is a fantastic camera. Everything the HVX wasn’t. Panasonic recently […]

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My favourite things…

I get many emails asking which **** do I recommend? So I thought I would compile a list of my favourite things. Basically if it’s here I recommend it and more importantly use myself.    Follow Focus First off is the quite simply perfect follow focus from Zacuto. Zacuto make (in my opinion) the best […]

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Nikon D90

There has been a lot of talk about this new DSLR. Not because it is the replacement for the D80 but because it shoots 720p HD video using a DSLR sensor giving it the ability to achieve shallow depth of field easily.People are saying it’s the death of adaptors and smaller cameras. One day perhaps […]

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New Brevis Rails and their EX1 Fix the XL Diffuser

Yesterday Mr. Fed Ex man arrived bearing goods from the former colonies, Canada to be precise. I sent my couple of Brevis adaptors back to Cinevate to get them upgraded to the latest spec and to get the new XL diffuser. Their fix for the EX1 edge focus issue.  Also in the box was a […]

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Production EX3 Review/ Windsor Waltz

Finally this week, after selling one of my EX1s, I bought a production model EX3. The UK price really sucks compares to the USA and Japan price, but that’s another topic. Why such a huge price difference?! The last time I properly shot with an EX3 was when I reviewed the pre-production model back in […]

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Zacuto follow focus in Dubai

For the past few weeks I have been using the new Zacuto follow focus. It’s a lovely unit, very smooth like the Redrock one (albeit more expensive) and it uses a lovely gear system. Instead of the somewhat chunky Redrock gear system you fix on almost flush gears to each lens which become part of […]

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Redrock Matte Box & mounting Letus upside down

Adrenaline Televion’s Steve Connor hired me to do my “thing” at Duxford Air Show this week in Cambridgeshire. He wanted someone new to the Air Show world to bring a new eye to it. Others cameras used on this shoot were my F350, an HDCAM 790 and an XDCAM F700. I shot about 60GB worth […]

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Superb new shoulder mount for EX1 type cameras

Edit: Gliders hasn’t stood the test of time well. It went limp after a month or two, had it replaced twice and have now given up with it. Go with the el cheapo or better still if you have the cash, the Zacuto one. Sorry it wasn’t as good as I had originally said. I […]

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Letus Ultimate Prototype MK2 & Southend Film

I received a revised protoype Letus Ultimate from Hien last week with a few minor external changes, some text and painted black. It looks better obviously but I understand it will look very different when the final production model is released hopefully around the end of next month, It stills has the same huge improvements […]

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Alone in Tokyo

This is an edit of the rest of my footage from my week in Tokyo. I had hoped to get out of the city but due to circumstances I didn’t make it. Alex Kubalsky came with my again and also Dean Harrington joined up with up with us one afternoon too. I wanted to create […]

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