To jump straight to making a D-Tap to Cigarette lighter connector, click here. To jump to the how to video, click here. How this hack came into being One of the perpetual problems we face as camera operators and editors, is how the hell do you manage to keep all your batteries charged. I wrote a blog about building your own charging station a few [...] Read more
Recently Wex Photo Video - the UK’s leading photography and video store, asked me to make a film about getting the most out of a fluid head tripod. As a professional cameraman with over a decades worth of experience, it put me in a good position to do so. I thought I’d write this up into a blog to help anyone else out there getting to grips with [...] Read more
A familiar problem to us traveling cameramen is the constant battery charging. At the last count I had 10 different batteries and devices that needed charging for a shoot. This is all ok when you’re at home with your kit laid out but when you hit the road, charging just become an absolute nightmare. This got me thinking, there must be someway of [...] Read more
My how to blog posts will cover content related to tutorials and demonstrations. For example, I aim to show how to setup and use basic equipment like tripods as well demonstrate how make and create things that will help your work as a filmmaker. Some of this will be an overview of the subject whilst some of these posts will be step-by-step guides in “how to” be a cameraman.
I’ll also include posts here related to commissions I’ve undertaken in this field for other camera equipment sales companies and distributors.
Some of these posts will over lap with Cameraman Hacks but I’ll aim to create some content here related to the more basic operation of camera, sound and lighting equipment. Some of this can be quite overwhelming at first but with some basic tuition and instruction, I’m pretty sure anyone can learn to use a filmmaking camera in a professional manor to create films and videos.