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Category Archives: Equipment

How to hide a Sennheiser Transmitter on a dress

Where do you put the transmitter pack on a presenter wearing a dress with no pockets or belt? As part of my work I often have to mike up presenters and interviewees. I use a small Sennheiser transmitter to capture the audio and receiver on the camera to record it. With the tiny tie-clip microphone […]

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Amey’s New Timelapse Video

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Last week I saw in my inbox a request to quote for Amey’s new time-lapse video for their Derriford roundabout works near Plymouth. The brief was to document the Derriford Transport Scheme’s overnight inlay work of their on going project to modernise the area. The train journey down was planned so I could get to […]

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Location Interview Using Two Cameras

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I did a job for a production company called Visualised it LTD, based in Sheffield. They were making a video about Pulmanary Hypertension awareness and director Lee Ford spoke with range of people living with PH. It was a farmhouse location interview using two cameras in Thurgoland Sheffield. Would You Like a Video Too? Do you […]

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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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Interview In Dublin

I got a call from a London company that wanted me to shoot an interview similar to a recent job that I did for them in York. I was asked to travel to Ireland on 11 th September 2015 and film their client for an upcoming conference. They had already tried to secure a local […]

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Custom Built Tripod Tube

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On previous flights I have had a damaged fluid head due to enthusiastic airport baggage handlers. Normally I would have a solid plastic flight tube to protect the tripod in the aeroplane hold. But I use a lightweight Manfrotto which only has a soft carry bag and I needed something a little more robust. What […]

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Fixing Canon 16-35mm lens

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Fixing Canon 16-35mm wide angle lens Unfortunately my wide angle lens took a knock. The result was that manual focus was lost, although auto focus worked perfectly. So I decided to strip down my wide-angle lens Fixing Canon 16-35mm lens. I managed to find a video on YouTube showing the stages of how to diss-assemble […]

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Best Lenses for the 5DmkIII

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There are a great many lenses available for many cameras but what are the best lenses for the 5DmkIII that I personally have found during my filming and photography work using this camera? Best Lenses for the 5DmkIII – My No 1 For me the very best and by that I mean most useful lens […]

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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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