The 4K channel of Philip Bloom

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    For all you need to know about the shoot visit my in depth blog post and watch the BTS videos:

    You can pre-order the single or buy the album here:

    Shot on the Canon 1DC in 4K

    2k version available to download here. will make heavily compressed (like this one) available via wetransfer soon

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  2. Available on itunes and all proceeds go to the homeless charities featured and Shelter UK:

    When was the last time you looked into a homeless persons eyes. I mean REALLY looked into them? That is what this piece is about. A chance to really look into their eye. Albeit in this film. A chance to see they are just like you and I. People who have just ended up in a really bad place…

    A familiar song covered in a beautiful haunting way by London band, Turin Brakes whom I worked with on the music video Ascension Day.

    Since then, between stealing my lenses for his GH2, singer Olly Knights and I have been concocting a way to work together again on a video. My crazy schedule has made this difficult...we will soon the meantime he sent me this track from their new EP "Xerox" which set off all sorts of ideas in my head. I couldn't have the band in it as they were on tour in the UK with their THE OPTIMIST: Live tour so I threw ideas at Olly to see what stuck..I wanted to capture some haunting images and this came to mind...It may technically be a music video but this is real. These people are real. The situation they are in is real. This gave me the chance to do some good from this hopefully and raise awareness. Homelessness is nothing new but often forgotten about.

    You can donate to the two missions in Amarillo, Texas who helped us make this. Please help them and the people they help!

    Read more on my blog here:

    You can buy the Turin Brakes EP "Xerox" here:

    Shot on the RED EPIC using Canon L series Lenses.

    Thanks to Vicky Taylor-Gore

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  3. FULL BLOG POST ABOUT WHOLE SHOOT. Conception, shooting, lighting and post here:

    It also includes a link to download the 4K version (heavily compressed) and an original f55 raw clip.
    A rare glimpse into the the life on an Amish Man, Dennis Hochstetler.

    For three years I have wanted to do a mini documentary on this Amish carpenter that my good friend Eric Kessler is friends with. The Amish are very private, despite a few rare exceptions, they do not appear on camera and they don’t do interviews! Eric tried to convince him but it was never going to happen.

    Whilst over in Indiana in September I wanted to give it one more shot, I wanted to meet him, show him some of work and convince him that all I wanted to do was a short film where I could lean more about their lifestyle and hopefully as people.

    Relucatantly he agreed on the provision that none of their faces could be seen and he could approve it before I put it up online. The former...not ideal. To connect ro someone you really need to see their faces, their eyes, but I had to respect this. The latter is something I never do for personal docs. For client work of course, every time. I agreed though. I wanted to make this film as everything about the lifestyle facsinates me...that he had said yes surprised everyone I told where I was staying in Indiana. "The Amish don't go on camera!"

    Naturally in ten minutes there is only so much that can be covered. I wanted to learn a litle bit about their history, why they live their lives like this, why they shy away from technology and so much more! Most importantly though I wanted to know the man.

    I hope now that I have gained Dennis' trust I can go back for more than an afternoon and really get to know him, his family and their community. I really hope so.

    This stuff inside was filmed in the afternoon, includes the interview which gave me a shot list for the next day, basically all my b-roll. I cover this whole idea in the blog post. It's almost written!

    TECH STUFF: Shot on the Sony F55 (all the indoors stuff) and the Canon 1DC for the outside B-Roll. There wa a reason for this and it will be covered in the upcoming blog post.

    I used the 2 foot Kessler Cineslider for the slider shots and the new Parallax add on the Cineslider and Pocket Dollies for those slider shots where the object remains central. Check it out at
    Audio was a Sony UWP wireless mic with Sanken Cos-11 mic. Rode NTG-3 on the Sony F55 and Rode Video Mic Pro on the 1DC.

    Lighting was available light and two lights from Gecko, both LEDs. Detailed in the blog post.

    Lenses: Sigma 18-35mm F1.8, Canon 70-200 F4 IS, 2X extender. Zeiss ZF Macro 100mm, Zeiss ZF 135mm F2. Rokina 24mm F1.4. Tamron 24-70 F2.8

    Edited in Premiere CC in HD and re-linked to 4K. No reframing was done. Why 4K? Because I hadn't shot anything in Sony 4k raw at this point.

    Colour graded with Colorista II. 10% off the colour suite and shooter suite with code bloom10 at
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    Music Courtesy of The Music Bed.
    Joshua Radin: One leap & Think I'll Go Inside
    Aidan Hawken: If something's wrong
    Brooke Annibale: By your side

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  4. Filmed in San Gimignano in Tuscany.

    Blog post here"

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    I was just filming some stock after a job in Italy when I visited this beautiful Tuscan town. I saw these old men all sat down in the main square together, people watching. It was wonderful and fascinating to watch them watch the world go by.

    I wanted to capture this. So I shot them and what they were watching with my lovely 1DC that I use for 4K stock. I deliberately wanted to capture the slow pace of life. This is NOT a fast cut, fast paced edit...just be warned. It's a deliberate pace to tell the story and to fit the music. If you want to see a slice of life that is relaxed and different then don't expect to see it in 60 seconds! :)

    When I got back to the hotel I thought how it could have been cool shooting them in slow motion and the rest normal speed. Because I had already shot them this wasn't possible without totally reshooting it all. That's when I decided it could also work the other way, shooting what they watch in slow motion. For them life is normal speed but when they sit there it's about slowing things down even more. No stress, no worries...just the world around them. So for me it actually made more sense this way.

    I had brought my FS700 with me as well as the R5 raw module. I did need to try it out. The R5 and cards are all from my F55 which at the time didn't have the 240fps firmware, it does now. That camera is neat and so well designed. Fitting perfectly together. The Sony 4K/ 2K FS700 raw solution is clunky. Massive, heavy and hugely expensive. The camera on its own isn't excellent elegant anyway! Hopefully I will try the Convergent Design Odyssey Q7 soon but there is no 4K raw, but there is ProRes 4k and 2k raw 240Fps.

    Shot using the Canon 1DC for almost all of the real time shots and the Sony FS700 with V3 firmware shooting in 2K 240FPS raw.

    The music was an accidental delight. I love Rossini's "Thieving Magpie", ever since I heard it in "A Clockwork Orange". I didn't know what music I was going to use in this until I heard these two fabulous accordion players whilst I myself people watching in San Gimignano. They were playing Vivaldi which was lovely but when I heard Rossini I knew this was what I needed. Gentle but with pace to drive the shot that builds to a crescendo. Also the slow motion imagery with this music resonated with me because of my love for "A Clockwork Orange". There is a shot halfway through this which was actually shot by Anna, not me, but when I saw it I shouted the name of that film! You can see the scene I am talking about warned it features some ultraviolence (Am I allowed to post YouTube clips here?) :)

    I did record the accordion players playing this piece after I gave them 20 Euros. Unfortunately after filming them they said "No Internet! No youtube!" Oh can hear a little bit of their version over the end credits.

    My review of this updated FS700 will be on my blog post shortly!

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    Whilst on holiday near the Great Lakes in June I was able to borrow Eric Kessler's RED Epic for a few days. I messed around with the slow motion 300 FPS first thing but I really wanted to shoot a little piece with it so we found the Great Lakes Boat Building Company online. Phoned them up and asked if we could spend two hours with them making a little film...Mike, the owner said of course!

    Loads more details on my website:

    Shot on the RED EPIC
    Music by Drew Barefoot "Enjoy the calm"

    Courtesy of

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The 4K channel of Philip Bloom

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All my work that was either fully shot in 4K, partly in 4K and most importantly shot and mastered in 4K.

As of now Vimeo does not support 4K but it's coming. Many of the things you see which have not been mastered in 4K will be at some point soon…

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All my work that was either fully shot in 4K, partly in 4K and most importantly shot and mastered in 4K.

As of now Vimeo does not support 4K but it's coming. Many of the things you see which have not been mastered in 4K will be at some point soon and there is much more to come.

Some of the info links to blogs where there are actually 4K versions to download.

Is 4K that much better than HD. Depends on how close you sit to the screen. Read my post about it here:

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