Notes on making films all over the world

Filming interviews on a DSLR

Last week I shot my first interviews soley on the 5D Mk III running Magic Lantern. Despite using it as a second camera in January and then pretty much as a first camera for interviews and GVs last month, I'd never purely relied on a DSLR to shoot video for broadcast. Generally it was great, [...]

By | 2017-04-27T16:43:34+00:00 May 21st, 2014|Filming|0 Comments

Born Free

The first of the six "born free" vignettes I filmed in and around Johannesburg in March is broadcast Today at 17.30 GMT on BBC World News. They will be premiered on Focus on Africa at the rate of one a day and broadcast throughout the South Africa Direct season on the channel. The "born frees" [...]

By | 2014-04-24T12:44:43+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Filming|0 Comments

Everything in its Right Place

"Hey that's my toilet! What are you doing?" Edson Chagas, the photographer whose work "Found, Not Taken" won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale last year has had some startled responses while he works. Not least when he borrowed a discarded toilet for a photograph. "I don't have any great statement to make, but [...]

By | 2017-04-27T16:43:34+00:00 February 18th, 2014|Art, Filming, Postproduction|0 Comments

Where are the mentors in TV & film?

The editing on Nic Roeg's Performance still seems staggeringly modern. Fast and sometimes showing two stories unfolding at once it's easy to see how it laid the groundwork for modern cinematic storytelling with techniques that have found a natural home in promos and commercials. I'm watching it as part of a friend's showreel. Tony PalmerĀ (left) [...]

By | 2017-04-27T16:43:34+00:00 August 1st, 2013|Filming, Postproduction|2 Comments