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
Having now used the Sony FS7 for over two years, Wex Photo and Video recently commisioned me to produce a film to share my views on using the camera in the long term. Trying to keep it as indepth and honest as possible, I set out to create something that could be handy for someone coming to the Sony FS7 for the first time. Looking back a few years [...] Read more
Why aren't all camera operators doing this? For some time now secure offloading software has been available. Whilst it's widely used by DITs and Data Wranglers, there is a slow but gradual uptake of use by camera operators, editors and videographers. I've personally been using ShotPut Pro 5 for the last year and whilst it does double the offload [...] Read more
My review blog posts are reviews of equipment and tools I use on my jobs. Some equipment I use everyday whilst others are only used on occasion. Over the years, I’ve bought so much camera kit and over that time you learn what works and what doesn’t work. I personally find that Youtube and social media “influencers” often don’t actually use the equipment on a day to day basis, so their reviews are pretty useless really. I’d much rather hear how a real cameraman uses a camera on a day to day basis than what somebody thinks after 24 hours with a piece of equipment.
Other reviews on here will be new equipment when it’s released and what I think of that. Some reviews are about cameras, tripods or lights. I’ll try to keep them as concise as possible because I think at the end of the day, most cameramen just want to know how they can use it in their setup and don’t want to know the ins and outs of every product prior to purchase. A lot of the time, you want your own ability to make your mind up as to whether a product will work for you or not.