Category Archives: General

Queen Of The South Season 2 – camera tests

I thought it might be interesting to share these tests with you. I was invited to join the second season of Queen of the South, a successful FOX21/ USA network series which had already had a great first season.  It’s based … Continue reading

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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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