Category Archives: General

IRND Filters

I recently shot a movie of the week in Vancouver and was lucky enough to get some early samples of the new Panavision IR ND filters.  I tested them here on both the Alexa and the Ursa Mini 4.6K. You … Continue reading

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Olympus EM1 for Video

  This is the very first of a series of camera tests I shot recently in Sydney.  These are studio tests and I’m also currently shooting some more real life scenarios which I’ll be aiming to share with you in … Continue reading

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Hunters – First Look

I’ve been working on Hunters for the last few months, a new Universal Cable Productions / SyFy series from Gale Anne Hurd (Aliens, Terminator, and Walking Dead) and Natalie Chaidez (12 Monkeys)  from a Novel by Whitley Strieber.  Now you … Continue reading

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How dark is dark ?

I love testing at the beginning of a new show.  It’s a time where you can try things out and explore new ideas.  Anything can happen ! I’m testing along with my co-cinematographer Bonnie Elliot on a new U.S series … Continue reading

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50mm Lenses Compared, plus 4444 ProRes for the URSA

I was lucky enough a few days ago to receive the brand new first production run of the SLR Magic 50mm T2.1 APO PL mount lens and I was keen to try it out on some skin tones.  By way … Continue reading

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Slating like a Butler

Slates…. They’re a tribalistic filmaking ritual.  Even in this digital age they are still ever present, a 100 year old filmaking tradition.  It also seems these days there are a gazillion slate “apps” that all ape the original concept…. two … Continue reading

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Shooting from the Hip Pocket

I’ve been in deep pre-production for the second series of Puberty Blues.  We start shooting from Monday and it’s always really hectic in the last week of pre.  I’ve been pulling together my kit from the wonderful guys at Panavision … Continue reading

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