The Fighter

The Fighter

Muay Thai seems to be a recurring theme in recent blog posts. And whilst I continue to work on the documentary-short for the infamous Wicker Camp, there’s been very little time to take on new projects. Two weeks ago, I finally got some downtime and managed to gather a small crew for some shooting fun at a local…

More Blood & Charity Bike Rides

More Blood & Charity Bike Rides

What a great week it’s been! Along with making serious headway on the upcoming Muay Thai documentary, I’ve also signed up to document a trans-UK charity bike ride. As a competitive cyclist, I often travel the UK at weekends. It’s for that reason that two weeks ago I found myself in a car on the way to Newcastle. Sharing…

Blood, Sweat and Updates

Blood, Sweat and Updates

An eventful week began with my first full shoot at Hydra Creative – a flat out, adrenaline-filled, fitness promo. It’s 5AM Monday morning – I’m packing up the gear and heading into Sheffield. Thankfully, the longer October nights mean sunrise comes at a more sociable time and, luckier still, the skies are clear for the first shot of the day,…

Hydra Creative, Doccos and Sicario

Hydra Creative, Doccos and Sicario

Followers on social media may have noticed a destint lack of filmmaking over the last week or so. And there’s good reason… Last week was my first in a new position at Hydra Creative. It’s been great, despite being comprehensively embarrassed on Fifa. I’m over the moon with the talent there and we have some fantastic projects…

Adding Grads in Post

Adding Grads in Post

ND grads are filters that, when overlayed onto an image, gradually change the light and/or colour. Below is a great introduction on grads and overlays – for those new to the idea of playing with colour. This technique adds colour and contrast to a flat scene – and is great for those who don’t have…

Deakins on Sicario

Deakins on Sicario

You know cinema history is about to be made when world-renown cinematographer Roger Deakins comes back to the big screen. Creator of ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, ‘The Big Lebowski’, and Skyfall’ talks to Variety about his latest thriller ‘Sicario’ and how he adapts his style film by film.

A Walk With Charlie

A Walk With Charlie

Today I decided to take the FS700 on one of our many routes through the Peak District. Taking the tripod was out of the question – so I opted for 200fps on the 35mm 1.4 Sony G-Series lens. Charlie turned out to be pretty easy to direct (when he wasn’t rolling in bad things) and actually…

New ‘Budget’ Red to Shoot 4k @ 120fps

New ‘Budget’ Red to Shoot 4k @ 120fps

Reports ahead of Red’s Raven announcement tomorrow suggest the new Raven will offer 120 fps at 4k! (Updated Friday 25th September) According to No Film School the Raven body will come in at under $6,000 (around £4,000) making it an attractive buy for those looking for a small format 4K camera. The Sensor is reportedly taken from Red’s Dragon…