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.
In 2014 I did a three day FCPX training course that showed me how good this software could be. I’ve been cutting on it exclusively ever since. Check out my 30 minute tutorial video in this post…
I believe that professionals put as much effort into recording sound as they do pictures – here are my top tips
Love it or hate it the VJ/Sojo/Video producer model does make sense on a lot of levels. The problem for me is that too many traditional cameraman see this model as a threat to be avoided instead of an opportunity to be grabbed with both hands.