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Whats going on in the world of a Freelance Cameraman / Director of Photography London?

A look at my recent shoots, news and behind the scenes on my work as a cameraman.

Sharing my thoughts on any new cameras and equipment from a cameraman’s perceptive. Keep checking back here to see the latest.

BBC Witness – The Beatles

A look back at the Beatles and swinging Sixties! After a long drive to the Wirral for the BBC, we drove up to the house of Mike McCartney, brother to The Beatles Paul McCartney. And what a lovely bloke he was! Mke recounted the Live recording of All you need is love...

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Benefits of 4K Recording?

Why Shoot 4K for your film?   4K resolution has become more popular in the last few years with 4K cameras, such as the Sony FS7 becoming increasing cheaper and accessible in price. Even some mobile phones can shoot 4K!   But why should you consider filming...

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Hampton Court Garden Show – Witan

https://vimeo.com/201832962 A film about a sponsored garden, showcased at the Hampton Court Flower Show. Camera operators were everywhere during the filming of this as they screened Hampton Court live over the BBC during the event. I was hired by The Telegraph to...

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Africa Filming Trip

In December I had the opportunity to work as Director Of Photography on a filming trip to Kenya and Rwanda. Both where for the Creative Agency Drummer. Filming two independent short doco films about about the different charity's work and help they provide for the...

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London Cocktail Club

It is always nice to do food shoots. However this one was rather better as it was with cocktails. And once made you cant let go to waste. Shame I had to as was driving But the cocktails created for this 6 part video series…

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Sony PXW-FS7 Firmware V4 Update

Sony PXW-FS7 Camera just keeps getting better with the latest V4 Firmware update from Sony. Admittedly the extra features list is not as big a leap that v3 to v3.10 was. Firmware V4 does not offer a huge change but every little does help and some of the features will...

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‘Magic Hands’-CBeebies

I was asked to film several short interviews with celebrities like Hugh Bonneville for CBeebies Magic Hands series. It was all to promote the stories of Shakespeare to deaf people. It is also one of the few programmes that my own son can watch and enjoy that I have...

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What is Love? – Valentines Day

https://vimeo.com/169575114 Heres a  little fun film about what Love is to little children. I was the cameraman working to the photography studio in East London with the telegraph team. The responses that some of the children came out with is is funny, and interesting...

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New! Sony FS7 V3 Firmware

Sony have, after a long wait and putting back deadlines, released the new firmware for the Sony FS7 camera. UPDATE - 4TH APRIL 2016 A NEW VERSION 4 IS NOW AVAILABLE WITH MINOR IMPROVEMENTS. VISIT THE LINK BELOW AND FOLLOW TO THE NEW FIRMWARE DOWNLOAD. It was supposed...

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George Clarkes Winter Home Tips

https://vimeo.com/150655744 The first time I worked with George Clarke was on BBC's Secret Millions. But this was a bit different. Hired by Picture Farm Studios to be cameraman on a series of 3 short helpful videos for British Gas. I took on board some of George's...

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BBC Witness – Aral Sea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq8Oaj2NOVk Another Shoot for The BBC Witness Program on the World Service. Very interesting topic on the Aral Sea in Soviet Central Asia. Blessed with nice weather on the shoot we made the most of it and got some great footage down by...

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Budapest BBC HARDtalk Filming

I was recently asked to fly to Budapest to film a BBC HARDtalk with Stephen Sackur. Being a current affairs cameraman can be an interesting job. You often get to hear and see stories as they unfold. This was my first time filming in Budapest and it is somewhere I have...

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Northumberland filming

Continuing my cameraman commissions with The Order Of Malta, the director and took a seven hour drive to film in the national park. This section is to included in an upcoming short film about Lourdes and the annual pilgrimage that The Order do a fabulous job of...

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