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.

BSC Expo 2017

6th February 2017Events

The British Society of Cinematographers held it’s annual Expo at the Battersea Evolution Centre in London this weekend just gone. The Expo is a great opportunity to see new products being showcased and to catch up with colleagues and acquaintances.

Budget Cinema Zooms

24th November 2016Lenses

Often, cinema zooms cost more than the camera they’re mounted to. This year however, there’s been a sudden wave of budget cinema zooms introduced, aimed at the owner/operator market and priced accordingly.

Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam

2nd November 2016Film Fests & Comps

This weekend I was invited with wildlife filmmaker Leanne Gater to attend the Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The festival boasted over eighty films, showcasing the best wildlife documentaries from around the world.