Battle Of The Batteries

8th June 2018AKS

I compare a range of V-Mount batteries to see how well they perform in a ‘real world’ test. The basis of the test is simple – to see how long they can power a camera for, and how long they take to recharge.

DSMC2 Unified

22nd May 2018Cameras

Last night, RED announced some changes to their ever-evolving line up of cameras. It isn’t a new camera or sensor this time, but rather, they’ve shrunk the number of cameras, sensors, names and prices.

The Truth About Sigma Cine Zooms

7th May 2018Lenses

Much has been said about Sigma’s new cinema lenses – both good and bad. Particularly their high speed zooms, the 18-35 T2 and 50-100 T2. Sigma recently loaned me a pair of the zooms and so I took the opportunity to get to the bottom of things.

Bright Tangerine Morrissey

7th April 2018AKS

I’ve been a fan of Bright Tangerine’s products for some time now, and recently I had the opportunity to field test one of their new goodies – the ‘Morrissey’ 15mm LWS lens support. Already owning a 15mm lens support, I was keen to see how theirs compared.

BSC Expo 2018

5th February 2018Events

Another year, another trip down to London for the BSC Expo. It’s easily the best trade show in the UK for Cinematographers – unlike others, there’s no sound, editing or broadcast stuff – it’s all cameras, lenses, lighting and grip!

RED Gemini

27th January 2018Cameras

Today Jarred Land of RED Digital Cinema announced a new sensor, and a very special one at that. By the time you read this, the only five available will have sold out.

Best V-Mount Battery

11th January 2018AKS

Different cameras are often argued over which is ‘the best’. No matter which camera systems you like or dislike, they all require one thing to function: batteries. So which battery is best?

Understanding White Balance

16th November 2017Lighting

Understanding colour temperatures can be simple once you get your head around it. Let’s break down the basics of what colour temperature is, how to white-balance to your creative advantage and briefly cover different colour temperature filters and gels.

Thermal imaging in Film and TV

27th June 2017Cameras

Thermal imaging was made famous by Predator in 1987. It’s more recently been seen in Sicario and Planet Earth II. I look at the current state of thermal cameras and how viable it is for filmmakers to use this unique technology.

The Benefit Of A Zoom

1st March 2017Lenses

Prime lenses are smaller, lighter, cheaper, faster and optically superior to zooms. So why bother using a zoom? There are some instances where a zoom might just be the better choice.