Filming and walking

Sunday filming for BBC – outside scotland and spring was in the air.

The Power of image

A video can convey emotion and together with strong audio choices there is no end to the feeling one can obtain.

Not like a drone …..

This film captures some of the dedication needed to push the boundaries.

 

Guys like Chris Dahl-Bredine, who built an experimental aircraft in his garage in order to bring a new perspective to his life & creative vision. There isn’t much glamour in this type of exploration. No sponsors footing the bill. Just hard work, cold mornings & sometimes a bit of duct tape. Part cowboy, part photographer, part mechanic, Chris’ work blends a blue collar work ethic with a special eye for landscapes and the interconnectedness of it all.

Britains Most Historic Towns #HistoricTowns

Britain’s Most Historic Towns.

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It was a great opportunity to work on the edit of this series, which will start to air next month on Channel 4 at 8pm weekly from Saturday 7th of April. Alice Walker presenting.

Episodes in the SERIES

Roman Chester – 7th April
Viking York – 14th April
Norman Winchester 21st April
Tudor Norwich 28th April
Regency Cheltenham 5th May
Victorian Belfast 12th May

Secrets of The Masons: TV to watch – shout out

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It’s a society shrouded in secrets that has garnered its fair share of conspiracy theories. The film explores the history and influence of the Freemasons.

Freemasonry was invented here, but have the Freemasons really been the secret hand that has shaped Scotland?

It was a pleasure to edit this film and we hope that it gets the audience it deserves.

 

New 4K ready cameras

Fujifilm has just announced a new flagship camera – the Fuji X-H1, which caters as much to photographer as well as it offers new features designed make it easier for you to shoot great looking video. The X-H1 was rumored for a while, and it is good to see Fujifilm going the Panasonic style and releasing a more video-oriented 4K mirrorless camera akin to the mighty Lumix GH5.

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The Fujifilm X-H1 features the 24.3 megapixel APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS III sensor and the high-speed image processing engine X-Processor Pro from the Fujifilm X-T2. The X-H1 has a newly-designed robust and durable body, while incorporating a range of extremely useful features that support shooting in various scenarios demanded by professional photographers and videographers.

A huge new feature making its debut in the X-Series mirrorless with the X-H1 is the 5-axis in-body image stabilization (IBIS), which has a maximum of 5.5 stops. The X-H1 also shoots 4K DCI (4096 x 2160) at 24p and when you drop to 1080p you can get super-slow motion up to 120fps for some silky smooth slo-mo. In 4K DCI you can also bump up the data rate to 200Mbps.

We are excited to get this through the door and have started testing it with the plan to use it for a shoot this weekend.

Even this test video in a dreary turkish winter shows what the camera is going to be able to do

Friday nights are all about dancing

Tune in for the grittier stories behind the world’s most famous disco story. The film that nearly was never made and was a success that was against the odds ….

We enjoyed working on the editing of this great film …… so get your disco slacks ready …

A post on post

A summer in the darkest of rooms as been busy with a few post production jobs.

Liverpool Hotel – New Pilot/taster for Finestripe. After Coltrane’s Critical Evidence won and RTS for Best Series it was recommissioned and Richard was asked back to work on the series again.

Two weeks ago on a holiday break (yes you read that right) Richard was phoned and asked to do some work on the new Council series for Firecracker. Would have been great to stay and work more on that but I already had commitments to a CH4 show which starts pre-production next week.

This is all just news and edit suites aren’t the most photogenic so here are some pics from Mallorca instead.

 

Rwanda – as beautiful as ever

Just back over the weekend from Rwanda where we were filming a campaign for Lessons For Life (Education Changes Everything) alongside Chris Leslie, a friend as well as talented Filmmaker and Photographer.

Whilst the film is still going into post we thought we would share some snaps taking during the week there.

 

Beautiful Country, Wonderful People, Amazing and Worthy Campaign

St Andrews Night viewing

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Something to watch

St Andrews Night 30th November