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My Phone Not On Silent At Conference

Working as a cameraman at a recent conference, I forgot to put my phone on silent and the inevitable happened. Usually, I ask people to turn off, or at least have their phones on silent when I am filming an interview. This is a preventative measure as it may just ring at a very inappropriate […]

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Canon 70mm 200mm f4 Lens Focus Fix In 5 Mins

If you have one of these lenses, a Canon 70mm – 200mm f4, then you will know that they fail after a few years. The manual focus will seem disconnected from the focusing glass inside, while the auto-focus works annoyingly well. I bought mine secondhand from eBay and I remember it was slipping very slightly […]

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Panasonic 2500mAh Eneloop Pro Rechargable Batteries

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Panasonic 2500mAh Eneloop Pro Rechargable Batteries I bought a couple of packs of the Panasonic 2500mAh Eneloop Pro Rechargable Batteries on the recommendation of my photographer colleague, Dom. He uses them in all his photographic kit, so I thought I would give them a go. Aparently they hold their charge (up to 80%) over time […]

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Freelancer for City TV Interviews

I have a new role as a freelancer for City TV interviews! –  After Saturday’s first game of the season, Manchester City v Sunderland, I filmed an interview with Fabian Delph for the Man City website and affiliates. Fabian was filmed against a chromakey green screen and I edited three versions with different backgrounds keyed on […]

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New – One Day Website Commercial

After BRexit we all need to sell our exporting potential to the world, beyond Europe. The best way promote your services or product is a video commercial on your website! For all small to medium sized businesses I am offering to create a One Day Website Commercial to boost your sales and increase your income. How YouTube helps your business Introduce your […]

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Lambeth Road Bus Lane PCN

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Latest Update It’s 2019 now and I have had many comments on this post and on YouTube about this bus lane issue. There is some good news from a YouTuber called ‘sean rof’ that has been caught with the same camera and given a Lambeth Road Bus Lane PCN. He is going to attend the […]

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New Business Cards

I recently ran out of new business cards so I quickly got to work and created a couple of designs online in the space of half an hour and ordered 500 of each. It was very easy I have to say! I used Vistaprint who happen to be in Holland, but don’t let that put […]

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Kirklees Learning Disability Week 2016

June 21st to the 25th was Kirklees Learning Disability Week. My task was to film each event and make a short video to capture an overview of the week. I had a little help on a couple of occasions as I had previous bookings to honour. Dave covered the football event and James covered the […]

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Darling Spuds of Dismay

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On a country walk in Derbyshire, we were looking forward to a bag of potato crisps and nice pint of hand pulled local ale. Unfortunately the crisps didn’t live up to normal expectations and there is always that moment with shall I take the trouble to complain. Normally I wouldn’t be bothered but I do […]

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My First Deposition

Of all the different jobs I have had as a freelance cameraman this is my first deposition. To understand what the term deposition means in law, I looked it up: DEPOSITION (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer’s office. I was booked for two days to record both the witnesses […]

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