Do we need 4K?

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Do we need 4K?

We want to shoot 4K, don’t we all…. But do you need to? With the launches of Sony F55, Canon 1dC, Black magic 4K and the already on the market RED and their new Dragon 6K sensor, why do we crave for the ever growing number of K’s!? Well, why wouldn’t you? Don’t you want […]

Is Movi the new Steadicam?

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Is Movi the new Steadicam?

As cameras reduce in size they also reduce in weight. In recent years we have seen cameras as small as the 5ds being used for broadcast and new cameras like the Canon C300 and Sony F5 have all become lighter and more compact. This has lead to new technology to stabilise these cameras on a […]

Camera Assisting – Ten Top Tips

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Camera Assisting – Ten Top Tips

I got the opportunity to work on a Television series as a Camera Assistant recently. It’s been a while since taking on this particular role for a project of this size and it required some brushing up on skills. Here’s a list of ten top tips for working as a camera assistant compiled from past […]

An Open Letter to Cinema Goers

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An Open Letter to Cinema Goers

Dear Cinema Goer, It grieves me to have to lay down in words what I would have thought would be painfully obvious, a common decency inbuilt to every member of society. But apparently not. Perhaps the recipient is rather too vague and should in fact exclude the majority of people who visit the silver screen […]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – HFR/3D/2D?

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – HFR/3D/2D?

With today’s release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug the decision is upon us as to how to watch it. There are six different ways to do so: 2D, 3D, high frame rate 3D, IMAX 3D, high frame rate IMAX 3D and in a double feature with An Unexpected Journey! Here’s a quick breakdown […]

5 Top Tips for hosting Videos on YouTube – Lessons Learned from “A Soldier’s War”

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5 Top Tips for hosting Videos on YouTube – Lessons Learned from “A Soldier’s War”

It’s crazy but an old short of ours from our second year in University is now at over 130,000 views on Youtube. Made in our second year at University this film was the result of a carte blanche remit to produce a film on any topic that could be no longer than ten minutes. With […]

The Coolest Movie/TV Long Takes

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The Coolest Movie/TV Long Takes

So whilst getting ourselves ready for next year’s One Shot Move Awards we thought we’d have a little look at some gems from film and TV that will get the old creative juices flowing. We came across this post from Total Film which covered 18 of the very best. First up is Goodfellas, and what […]

And the Winner is…

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And the Winner is…

Let’s start at the beginning. The Hackney Attic was the wonderful venue for the evening, which began with a few drinks and a mingle with the many other filmmakers. We managed to meet up with our partners in crime Mirika and Megan Adair along with JJ Symon of Black Rooster Black Shag. Coincidentally Megan had […]