1. Behind The Lens - Part 5 (shot November 2011)


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    Westminster Live Studios - shot November 2011 Lighting Director - Richard Hill Sound Engineer - Shami Naidoo Make-up Artist - Barbara Mensah Studio Manager - Sharaz Ali Studio Technician - Daniel Howard Studio Technician - Isidro Montero Shoot Blue Senior cameraman - Mark Pengelly Cameraman - Adam Parker Cameraman - Duncan Rice Vision Mixer - Jon Howarth Shot on three Sony PMW-F3 at Westminster Live Studios. All equipment supplied by Shoot Blue www.shootblue.tv Post Production - Hangman Studios Offline Editor - Dave Bulliavnt Online and Grade - James Tonkin Sound Mix - Alan Witts Titles and Graphics - Iain Armstrong Directed and Produced by - James Bennett Executive Producers - Dan Robb & James Bennett

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    • WEVA News: Den Lennie presents the Sony FS100


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      Den Lennie from F-Stop Academy presents his work on the Cozi "Vertigo" music video shot with the Sony NEX FS100 at the WEVA Open House 2011 during NAB.

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      • NEX FS 100 Video Blog


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        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=

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        • Sony NEX-FS700 Video Blog


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          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

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          • Sony NEX FS100 Pimped with Birger adaptor and Genus gear


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            In This video Den Lennie rigs the Sony NEX FS100 with the Birger adaptor from http://www.birger.com/ and support rods from www.genustech.tv The experiment was to see how easily I could turn an FS100 into a useable shoulder mounted camera system. I'm a big fan of the value for money you get out of the Sony FS100 and I wanted to see what other accessories I could use with tjis to keep everything as affordable as possible without compromising stability and form. If you would like a free report on 'The 5 Mistakes Most Aspiring Film Makers make when Buying gear and How To Avoid Them' then simply mouse over to www.fstopacademy.com

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            • Diving with Go PRO Hero on a wreck at 50' 15m


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              For More inormation on how we did it go here: www.fstopacademy.com and click 'fun stuff' Music The Big Blue Overture , Eric Serra

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              • Jag 35, Interview with Misa & Jehu Garcia


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                Here's an interview I did with the Garcia Brothers at Jag35.com. We shot on a 5D Mark II and a 7D and lit it with 3 ultra low cost 85w bulbs from Westcott. We used some black wrap from Lee filters to control the spill. The audio was recorded using a zoom H4N on a boom stand over the guys. You can learn more about lighting interviews at www.lightingfordigitalfilmmakers.com

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                • NAB: Dennis Lennie


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                  Thomas got a chance to catch up with Den Lennie of F-Stop Academy. He talks about some of his Tutorial DVDs featuring Philip Bloom teaching how to achieve the film look on both the Canon 7D and Canon 5DmkII as well as his brand new DVD titled "Stills in Motion" featuring Drew Gradner. He also talks about his new project with award winner international photo journalist Dan Chung. For more NAB interview please visit http://jag35.com

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                  • Kalari Payat, Kochin, India


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                    Before I was involved teaching with F-Stop academy I was a location lighting Cameraman for 15 years. I filmed in over 40 countries around the world, often one-man-band and for a range of National and international programmes and broadcasters. In this film for Trans World Sport which aired in 120 countries, we were shooting an ancient Martial Art called Kalaria Payat from which Karate is derived. The crew was small, only a producer and me, no sound recordist so I was doing sound as well as camera. What made the shoot extra challenging was I had terrible food poisoning, but when away shooting abroad you have got no choice but to work on through it. I wanted to demonstrate just how much you can achieve in a very short time if you know how and you work hard to get the very best out of the location and people you are working with. We shot on Digital Betacam and super 8 with nothing more than a matte box and some filters as 'toys', no DOF adaptors, just old fashioned video. I used to shoot a lot for Trans World Sport and we'd always film unusual sports which allowed us to get very creative with the subject matter. The day filming was around 16 hrs with travel to and from our base in Cochi City, Kerala , India, but I'm really proud of the finished film. Often when you are feeling your worst you create some of your best work. It's all about focus (excuse the pun)

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                    • Den Lennie - on location with the Sony PMW-F5


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                      A preview of the Den Lennie's Cinema Presentation to be shown at the Movie Machine Digital Cinema Festival, Dec 4, at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square, London. Register to attend at: http://www.moviemachine.tv/digital-cinema-festival/ Shooting S-Log 2 to SxS 2 cards, recording XAVC at 100mbps. On the front of the camera is a Zeiss 28-80mm compact zoom, priced at $20 000 USD. The graded images are spectacular and we will be showing these on the big screen, with interview content with Den, about why he chose the PMW-F5, his choice of lenses, and what you need to know to capture cinematic images, regardless of which camera you choose. Den is the force behind F-Stop Academy www.fstopacademy.com/new-front-template/ F-Stop Academy offers filming workshops around the world, online training, and is a valuable resource for anyone looking to further their filmmaking knowledge.

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