“Adrift” New short in production this weekend

I’m shooting a short film with my good friend Peter Naylor on Saturday which is looking like it’s going to be a lot of fun. Pete & I came up with the story a couple of months back now so it’s great to see the ideas finally starting to come to life. We’ve completed the casting now and have settled on the two actors who we’re going to be working with so other than a few logistical things yet to sort out like accommodation for the actors we’re pretty much set and ready to go.

I don’t want to give away too much about the story at the moment but I can say that it’s all being shot on a beach and I’m going to be using my Canon DSLR’s for the whole thing.

Watch this space!

More pics from my recent trip

Sorry for the lack of updates recently, as usual after shooting an event for Harley-Davidson I’m under pressure to deliver edited content so I haven’t had a lot of time over the last few days.

I promise to write a full story about shooting at the event over the next week or so including my feelings about using the 5D along with my EX1 for the first time. I’m also going to be writing about how I managed data wrangling and keeping my kit to a minimum whilst travelling on the bike. For now here’s a few more of my favourite 5D stills from the journey home.

Eurofest update

Apart from the appalling weather during our ride to St Tropez things are going well so far, we’re right in the middle of the Eurofest event at the moment so I don’t have enough time to write a full story I’m afraid but I thought I’d share a few stills with you. We’re leaving the event tomorrow and then spending three days riding back to the UK, after that I’ll make sure to post some examples of the footage from the event.

Another DSLR interview shoot

I’ve been having a very busy yet interesting and fun week shooting interviews at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. Over the past 2 weeks I’ve shot around twenty interviews as well as a lot of cut-away material which will be used at the editing stage.

The shoots have all been done as per my DSLR Interview workflow post, the only thing I’ve changed over the last couple of days is that I’ve been using both cameras without rails, matte-boxes and follow focus. Because I’m having to move around a lot I’ve been trying to keep my cases as light as possible so anything not essential had to go.

Here’s a quick snap I took on the iPhone today and a screen grab from each camera. The Camera on the left is a Glidetrack mounted Canon 7D fitted with a 35mm 1.4 lens & Rode videomic. The Canon 5D mark II is on the right mounted on my Miller DS20 tripod and fitted with a Canon 70-200 2.8, Rode videomic and LCDVF.

I recorded audio using a Sony ECM-77 lav mic running into a UWP-V1 wireless kit and recorded on my Zoom H4n.

The Beamer has landed!

The Harley-Davidson documentary that I’ve been planning for the last few months is now suddenly a reality and my ride for the trip which starts on Saturday has just been delivered by the hire company.

So here it is in all it’s splendour, a brand spanking new BMW R1200 GS Adventure fully kitted out with luggage, tank bag (not in the pics) and a full Satnav system.

Excuse the rubbish quality iPhone pics, too excited to go get the 5D!