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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The ideal set up and kit for 35mm adaptors

Well for my Letus Extreme and Brevis adaptors that is, and probably for the SGpro and the M2 etc… First off, the most important thing is to get good glass. The best you can afford really. Most of the adaptors have mounts for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Mintolta etc…I only have Nikon lenses so let’s stick […]

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Shoulder mount for the EX1

I have a couple of big projects coming up which will require me to do lots of hand held work. Now the EX1, like all of the hand held beasts is a bugger to hold for a long time. I have looked at a few different rigs, I have the DVRIG PRO. It’s a nice […]

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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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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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minor blog about rails and tripod mounts

I haven’t found the perfect rails system. That is until today. My dad came over and he sawed the long up down risers so they are now flush. I can now use the Protech ST-1 “press shooter” which has made a big help. It’s a Japanese product imported to the US. Using it with the […]

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Proper HV20/ Letus Extreme mini test shoot

I did a few brief shots on Christmas Day but today I took the Letus mini and the Canon HV20 out to Richmond park to see how I would get on. I sorted out the issue with controlling aperture before I left, (how fiddly is that?), took my Marshall monitor with component connection as there […]

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First Anorexia film to be shot using Letus Extreme and EX1

I have been making a series of shorts for Five News and Sky about Anorexia Nervosa. They have been authored and have mostly featured one girl Ali Valenzuela. Today I shot part 6, which this time focuses on a woman who turned to cocaine so she could curb her appetite and lose a dress size […]

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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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