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First Impressions of the Metabones Speedbooster S

I have been waiting for the Metabones Speedbooster S – Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds to materialise and hit the shelves, there has been a lot of talk about its abilities. I didn’t pre-order the adapter, instead I waited before reading other reviews and hear peoples thoughts of the adapter. My first impressions are that Metabones and Caldwell Photographic have done an excellent job […]

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Using the Panasonic GH4 & 4K Recording

Well, here we have a new powerful beast in a small body. By that, I mean this camera impressively records 4k. Not only that, but it records 4k at 100mbs internally! Yes you heard right, so no essential need to purchase a separate recording device to achieve the 4k recording. I’m not usually in the habit of ordering a camera months before it’s release date, […]

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Working with the Panasonic GH3

In the past I’ve used a number of different cameras on various filming jobs, some I’ve owned and some rented, technology changes very fast in the camera world. I started with a Sony DSR570WSP broadcast camera which we used on the low budget film ‘Timer of Her Life’ (now available on amazon), a great piece of kit at the time, very rugged. That camera lasted […]

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On Track With Fun Cup Racing

To keep in formula with my first foray into sporting documentaries, I’ve just got back from filming some superb footage with Peter Crix, an avid car racing enthusiast, who now competes in ‘Fun Cup’ Racing events up and down the country from Brands Hatch to Donnington Park. With plenty of speed, hard breaking and crashes it was definitely an eventful weekend. Like all my ‘Moments […]

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‘The Endurance of Road Cycling’ – Setting Up The Interview…

I just love filming against a black screen. There’s an intimacy that you don’t get with any other type of interview. You can achieve a similar result with depth of field, but against a screen your audience concentrates on your subject without distraction. It draws you in. The image above is from an interview shoot for one of my ‘Moments in Sport’ series, starting with […]

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