Other blog posts from 2020

Successful interviews: a freelance filmmaker’s guide

Successful interviews: a freelance filmmaker’s guide

10 ways for filmmakers, directors and producers to get the most out of documentary style interviews Getting the most out of your talent can be a tricky business. Hearing real stories, from people in their own words is still one of the most compelling narrative forms for onscreen content, whether it's a brand story, a charity case study or campaign [...] Read more

FIVE WAYS TO CARRY-ON SHOOTING POST COVID-19

FIVE WAYS TO CARRY-ON SHOOTING POST COVID-19

In the last few weeks I’ve heard from various clients and contributors that say they’d like to start shooting again, but they’re not sure how to go about it safely. I wanted to chat through one such instance where we successful produced a film whilst maintaining safety precautions, in what I’m terming, the new normal. Three week ago I was [...] Read more

Step-by-step guide to hack camera batteries to charge your devices

Step-by-step guide to hack camera batteries to charge your devices

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

Getting to grips with grip - how to PROPERLY setup a tripod

Getting to grips with grip - how to PROPERLY setup a tripod

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