Had a fun, if finger numbingly cold, short film shoot in London last weekend. I recorded the sound – I’d forgotten how much I enjoy doing that! We’re keeping the story under wraps for now but here’s a quick snap of the crew on set.
Interview E4897 is written and directed by Gerard Giorgi-Coll, the man behind the awesome Tea with Norman.
Timelapse photography is becoming easier and easier, and ever more popular. It’s moved into TV in a big way. Breaking Bad for example had a lot of timelapse shots. In the early seasons these where actually pretty low spec, quite flickery for example, but they really improved them a lot as the show progressed. I also see them pop up a lot as GVs in Obs Docs here in the UK, and quite often they look like they’ve been shot with a GoPro.
For really good results you generally require a decent stills camera, intervalometer, tripod, and a whole host of tricks both in shooting and in post. But now GoPro cameras and most of the other mini cams have easy timelapse modes. I even have a fairly decent iPhone app that shoots timelapse sequences, and even compiles them for you. Continue reading
Been mega busy and not able to post anything for a while. The second part of my motion timelapse blog is on the way soon. In the meantime take a look at the new cut of my GoPro reel. Continue reading
After many hours reading and re-reading reviews of various sliders online, all of which claim to be “revolutionary” in some way, I finally decided to go for the relatively cheap Konova K2, and I don’t regret it. It’s gratifying to know that there are companies out there who can provide decent build quality at a reasonable price. I had the same feeling when I bought my Redsnapper tripod. Continue reading
I stumbled across a great instructable the other day telling you how to create a macro adapter for your iPhone (or whatever smartphone you’ve got). I remember seeing something similar years ago, which said you could take the little lens that focuses the laser in a DVD player and stick that to your phone. I didn’t have an old DVD player at the time so I never got round to trying it. I doubt the same trick would work with today’s phone cameras, as back then the lenses and sensors must have been much smaller.
Just a quick sketch here. I found this guy in my living room, so thought I’d try out the macro focusing on my new C Series Sigma 17-70mm lens. It’s a peacock butterfly, latin name Inachis io. There are a lot of them about at the moment. Continue reading
I shot this on Monday. It’s the view from my garden, which backs onto a field of wheat. The clouds were perfect, so I grabbed the opportunity while it was there. Continue reading
I discovered a traditional blacksmith’s forge on the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire, and Simon, the estate’s Forester, allowed me to shoot this short piece to show the process of forging traditional iron nails. Continue reading