This is a Worldwide Exclusive. Not only did I contribute to the design of this camera but we managed to get a prototype and shoot a music video a few weeks ago. I believe we are the first independent team to shoot anything with the NEX FS100. When I got the call we were told we could have the camera for a little over 24hrs. We wanted to do more than just simply test it. But also we wanted to see what we could get out of the camera with stock lenses and recording internally. So James from www.hangmanstudios.com teamed up with Den from www.fstopacademy.com and we pulled off this amazing shoot in 48hrs. Needless to say we didn't get much sleep but we valued the opportunity and wanted to shoot as much as we could in as many environments as we could. We especially wanted to push the low light capability and use the in camera media. It shoots to SD cards, Sony Memory sticks and also has a 128GB FMU which is a solid state pack that integrates with the camera and will give up to 10 hrs record time at 24mb/s AVC HD. We shot everything at 24mb/s AVC HD and ingested into FCP and transcoded to ProRes 422 using Log and transfer. Shot over a 36 hr period in one weekend on one of only 2 prototype NEX FS 100 Cameras in the world. We used 3 lenses: A Sony Alpha 50mm f1.4 with alpha to emount adaptor A E mount 16mm f2.8 The Stock lens 18-200 f3.5-5.6 For more information on the camera you can go here http://www.sony.co.uk/biz/content/id/1237480587665?en_GB=+ More details
CREATIVE | DIRECTION | PRODUCTION | POST-PRODUCTION ** UPDATED TO 1080p VERSION ** The first music video shot on a preproduction model of the Sony NEX FS 100. For further information: http://vimeo.com/21372344 http://www.fstopacademy.com http://www.hangmanstudios.com http://www.myspace.com/cozicmusic http://www.sony.co.uk/biz/content/id/1237480587665?en_GB=+ More details
Test footage shot on a production Eos550D on the day of its release. For more details please head over to www.dslrnewsshooter.com+ More details
Whilst speaking about DSLR Video at the International festival of Photojournalism in Perpignon France last week, I was able to 'borrow' a 60 d for 30 mins and shoot this hands on overview. It's very robust and feels very much like the 7D in the hand. The articulated screen is the big improvement but it is also very solid and not at all flimsy. Takes All SD card types SD, SDHC, SDXC. Same batteries as 5D Mark II and 7D. But for timelapse you need the mini jack plug on intervalometer. My overall impressions were very high. Same LCD screen as 550D/Rebel T2i and I believe same sensor but improved processing. While at the event I was invited to sit in on a round table discussion with Canon Inc designers and product developers and they are really listening to the needs of film makers. I made a suggestion to have geared lenses on the L series and also to add IS to more lenses. http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/news/cpn_at_visa_2010/daily_reports5.do I was honored to be invited to participate in this discussion alongside Canon Ambassadors http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/ambassadors.do I'm grateful to The Ambassadors, Thorsten Milse, Gary Night, Frits van Eldik, Michael Nichols, Paolo Pellegrin and Ziv Zoren for allowing me to join them and bring the views of the DSLR Film maker to our hosts. I also would like to thank Canon Europe for inviting me to comment. My thanks also top Brian Worley at Canon Europe and Dave Newton from eos-network.com for shooting the video for us. Very much looking forward to getting one.+ More details
So the UK got shut down this week due to heavy snow and many hundreds of thousands of people were stranded us included as we planned to spend Christmas abroad. So I decided to head out into the snow and see the other side of this disruption the nation was watching on the news. Here's what I shot in one day.... Music is Wintersong - Sarah McLachlan Cut on FCP and light grading in Magic Bullet Looks Shot on my Canon 5D Mark II, Cinevate Atlas 10 slider, Miller Compass 20 solo tripod system, Jag 35 cage, Canon 24mmf1.4, 135 mm f2, 100mm macro V1, Zeiss Contax 85mm f1.4, Zeiss ZE 50mm f1.4, Zacuto Z-finder, and small HDDP6 for interior shots.+ More details
Here is my video blog looking at the New Sony NEX FS700 www.fstopacademy.com/blog We've shot a couple projects on it and this film walks you through the main new features and I discuss our initial thoughts shooting with this camcorder. You can read more about the camera on our blog at www.fstopacademy.com/blog My thanks to: James Tonkin - www.hangmanstudios.com James Miller - www.mmfilm.co.uk Music by Alan Witts+ More details
Here are some clips from the WEVA convention in Orlando, we all had a lot of fun. Special guest stars: Z-Team: Jens Bogehegn + Mandy Rogers + Steve Weiss; Cristina Valdivieso; Jag35 Crew: Jehu Garcia, Misa Garcia, Kevin Garcia; Joseph Stunzi; Scott Karlins; F-Stop Academy Den Lennie and of course The Barbarian ~ Philip Bloom. Shot + Edited by Steve Weiss on Canon Powershot Camera ($190): a point and shoot camera that shoots 720 30p HD video and 12 mega pixel photos.+ More details
In this tutorial I share with you the core elements about lighting for film and Video. So Why do we light? Well you light for 3 core reasons: 1) Create Contrast 2) Create Mood 3) Gain the Correct Exposure In this video I introduce these concepts to you. If you would like to learn more about lighting then we have a full training course called Lighting for Digital Film Makers and you can find out more about it at www.fstopacademy.com+ More details
This video uses footage I took whilst on the F-Stop Academy workshop in Dublin. The statues are in memory of the 19th Century Irish Famine. Thanks to everyone involved in that weekend. Philip and Den for the inspiration and instruction. Darragh and Emma for the opportunity and their hospitality. All my fellow delegates for their support and the craic. Now for the techie bit ... I used a Canon 5D Mark II on a Zacuto Rapid Fire with a Z-Finder. The lenses used were a Canon EF 85 1.8 and a Sigma 15mm Fisheye. The raw footage was converted to ProRes LT. I used Magic Bullet Looks to do the grading.+ More details
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