I recently bought the DJI Osmo gimbal. I already have a Nebula 4000 gimbal but I wanted to try something with a built in camera. Below is my short review video In many ways it’s great bit of kit – it’s easy to use and can be carried around in your day sack. The picture […]Read More The DJI Osmo: Is it worth it for news shooters?
I was recently given a Richoh Theta S 360 degree camera. I messed around for quite some time and read many posts about how to shoot with it and edit the material. To save you the pain I went through I have put together this lo-fi rough and ready tutorial that should help you.Read More Shooting and editing 360 degree video with Ricoh Theta S camera
I’m currently learning how to fly a DJI Phantom 3 drone. I have my theory course coming up in February and am really looking forward to it. I want to try and document the process through blogs and videos. The first two films are below and will help you to see how to set the […]Read More Learning to fly: The Drone Diaries
In this video I take a look at the Sony A5100 for shooting news. I’ve been using this camera now for over six months and love it. The image quality is outstanding and the size of it makes it a perfect camera for taking anywhere.Read More The Sony A5100 for shooting news
As you know I’m always looking for ways to bring my shoots to life, to make them stand out. In the last three months one of the ways I’ve been doing that is with my Nebula 4000 three axis electronic gimbal. I ordered it after trying Dan Chung’s and was immediately impressed. As you can […]Read More How I’m using a Nebula 4000 gimbal to shoot news
The Live shot is an essential part of TV news. If you are working in broadcast then there is a pretty high chance that you will have to either shoot them, or appear in them. The way you go about this will be dependent on a number of things: The story, the location and what technology you have available. Here are more tips and advice for videojournalistsRead More Video journalism and live broadcasting
I’ve been shooting news and documentary for fifteen years as a traditional cameraman using shoulder mounted cameras. But in the last two years I’ve been working more and more as a video journalist. I was given a tiny budget to purchase kit (£4000) and was keen to keep it as light weight as possible while still being practical enough to shoot features and hard news – I went for the Sony A7S, this article will tell you all about it.Read More The Sony A7S and the modern video journalist