TEAM TIMELAPSE VIDEO NOW UP!! Huge prostate cancer gear give-away. Winners announced and we raised $36,400!!

 ETHICS STATEMENT: This is a blatant attempt at me trying to raise money to fund Prostate Cancer research (something very important to me as it claimed my grandfather) by giving away prizes. 

EDIT: Here is the finished time-lapse video from out team. Even though the prize draw is closed YOU CAN STILL DONATE! It all goes to charity and we are about £1000 from beating Barclays bank in the team rankings. Be nice to beat them wouldn’t it? 😉

Click here to donate!

EDIT: Here are the winners. You will be contacted shortly!!

We raised an astonishing £23,186 which equals $36,500. Fantastic. Thanks to everyone who donated!!

Adobe CS5.5 – Will Stockwell
Magic Bullet Suite – Benjamin Tucker
Rode Video Mic Pro – Jon Minnihan
Zacuto EVF – Nathaniel MacDonald
Kessler Shuttle Pod – Dusty Deen
Jag 35 Straight Rig – Andrew Dempsey
Lens Skirt – Matthew Lee, Samuel Olley, Neil Coldrick, Curtis Searle.
Canon S100 – Adam Nicholas
Switchtronics Torch LED – David Atkinson
A Day with Philip Bloom – Michelle Murtha

EDIT: I will be doing the live draw a bit later than planned. I wanted to do it on the 1st December but I will be in Ireland and hotel internet generally SUCKS so best to wait until I get home on Sunday. So it will be on Sunday the 4th of December at 2000 (8 PM) GMT. It’s not too late to donate. We have, at the time I right this, raised over £18,000 which is amazing! More than many huge corporations. Way to go filmmakers!!

I will also be doing a live Q&A so ask away!!

My live broadcast is on my Justin.TV channel which you can access by clicking here or the image below…





In the UK alone 1 person every hour dies from Prostate Cancer. That is a pretty scary figure

The lovely people at Switronix have given me two of their new lights. One to try out and the other to give away. Like in previous giveaways, I want to try and raise money for charity with it and as I will be raising money for Prostate Cancer research all November with “Movemeber” it makes perfect sense to tie them together!

So just donate at least £10 via this link and I will add you to a draw and pick the winner on the 30th of November. The very last day of Movember!

There may be issues donating via Paypal if not in UK, but credit card works fine. Ignore the fact that the country is UK when you start putting in details – it gives you a drop down to select country later.

Donate to me or my time, makes no difference! All goes to the same cause and all goes into the draw!

There will be more and more companies adding stuff to this giveaway so stay tuned!

Here are some photos and specs of the lights. I have only had a little play with it and it’s pretty sweet. I am shooting a mini doc tomorrow on the Sony NEX5N with this light as my main light so I can report back on how good it is. Lovely having mixed temperature available and it’s very well made, bright and with a nice even light!

Adobe have incredibly generously donated a full copy of CS5.5 Production Premium worth around £1900! This consists of Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop and so much more. This is an amazing package!!!

The ever generous Red Giant Software have donated the INCREDIBLE Magic Bullet Suite 11 package worth almost $800!!

If you don’t win don’t forget you can get any “Magic Bullet” software from for 20% off with code bloom20 !!

Rode Microphones have generously donated two Rode Video Mic Pros!!

Zacuto have been incredibly generous, donating the amazing EVF!!

Kessler Crane have generously donated a huge prize: either a Cineslider or a 4 foot Shuttle Pod system! The choice is yours (shipping outside of the USA is responsibility of winner)





More gear still coming through! Jag35 have donated their “Straight Rig” worth $500 and Aaron Pinto has donated 4 of his amazing lens skirts for shooting through glass!!

Guy Thatcher has incredibly generously donated the Canon Powershot S100 that he has pre-ordered. An amazing point and shoot camera. This is worth £439! Guy owns and runs which rents out DSLRs, camcorders and even my Kessler Crane pocket dolly!

I myself am giving away a one on one tutoring day with me. We go out and we shoot something and I help and show you my techniques. Unfortunately I cannot fly to you as you could be anywhere, but I will arrange it close to where you are as I travel a lot!