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9.5mm Film Transfer To Video

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When I was a small boy my Uncle Peter took some 9.5mm black and white movie film of me with his Pathéscope Motocamera 9.5mm cine camera. Basically you wound it up set the aperture and pressed go! I remember seeing it projected once as a boy but can’t remember much about the event. Years ago […]

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LED Lighting Panels

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LED panels have it all. They are light weight and have a flat light with minimal shadows. You can dim them or adjust colour balance with a single knob. Some LED lamps can even be spotting for higher brightness in a smaller area. They never run hot and can be used with 12 volt V-lock […]

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Warning Bad Parking Sign

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If you know you are parking anywhere for a long time, usually over three hours, then watch out for the parking bullies who hoodwink you into being fined which in my book is tantamount to entrapment! Warning Bad Parking Sign Last month I was working for Maplin at their Huddersfield branch in their Leeds Road […]

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Yongnuo YN-0906 LED Video Light

I wanted a small, independant battery operated LED light to fit on top of my Canon 5D mkIII. I would use it to give some foreground fill light when working in dark places, like nightclubs and dimly lit conference venues. I had a look at the various ones on Ebay and found this one which […]

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On the radio across Yorkshire

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My day job is a freelance cameraman but on a Saturday nights,  I can be found on the radio across Yorkshire, who would have thought! My partner Diana Luke is a professional BBC radio presenter and has broadcast across the airwaves since 1985. For the last seven years she has had a regular weekend spot […]

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Magic Lantern Software

The Canon 5D mkIII is a fantastic stills camera and an even better movie camera made even better with Magic Lantern Software. I have worked with it for 18 months now and am always impressed with the results but it wasn’t always so! The early days of shooting The biggest problem I had with working […]

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Canon 5D in TV and Cinema

Since purchasing my camera in 2013 I have been very impressed with the filmic picture quality of the Canon 5D and wondered what television productions and movie feature films have used the Canon 5D in TV and Cinema. Productions that have used Canon 5D in TV Shelfstackers (Shot entirely on the Canon 5D mkII) The […]

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Aluminium Flat Bed Trolley

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If you are at all like me and have quite a lot of photographic kit to move about, there’s never a trolley handy when you need one! Then let me tell you about the amazing Aluminium Flat Bed Trolley from Lidl. It’s made from lightweight aluminium, it’s really sturdy and well built and folds nice […]

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New Website Design!

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Welcome to my new website design which uses the WordPress theme TwentyFourteen template with a few personal tweaks! I have the Yoast SEO Plugin which does a good job in highlighting adjustments, to make the site more visible to Google. Also the Fourteen Extended and Style Plugins make it easy to personalise the colours for […]

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