I live in South Africa. Recently some parts of the country have been experiencing a harsh drought that has led to reservoirs drying out and animals dying of thirst. In […]
I recently directed, shot and edited a film for the BBC about the wave of murders that have made Cape Town one of the most dangerous places in the world. […]
I recently shot, edited and directed a mini-doc for the BBC about the coloured (people of mixed heritage) community in South Africa. It was a fascinating story and one I […]
Johannesburg was built because of mining. The city is surrounded by huge, sandy dumps – a side-effect of the search for gold. I’ve lived in South Africa for ten years […]
I was recently in Zimbabwe to cover the elections. I was there to make films away from the politicians and the hard news. It was fun, until the shooting started. […]
So I’ve just purchased the Sony PXW-Z90. If you’ve never heard of it then here are a few basic stats that helped to sell it to me: – 4K right […]
In today’s podcast interview I speak with Lee Durant a cameraman based in London. Lee is a former Royal Marines Commando and we speak in detail about his military career […]
I’ve never covered extreme weather events. But if you are based in the USA then the chances are that you’ll have to film hurricanes and tornados and all sorts of […]
I recently rediscovered my Vimeo channel which had been unloved and forgotten for some time. Amongst some of the gems I found were a couple of videos featuring examples and […]
Paul Martin is a freelance cameraman based in the south of England. I’ve known Paul for a number of years though sadly we still haven’t had a chance to down […]
In episode five of the Imagejunkies podcast I talked with friend and colleague Barnaby Mitchell about his recent experiences filming the battle of Mosul. He had a tough time as […]
My review of the Sony HX90V compact camera. In this blog and video I examine the video functions in detail.
What is life like for a video journalist? What is like to travel and make films? I wanted to give an insight into how I work and I hope that […]
In this week’s episode of the new Imagejunkies podcast, I speak with BBC reporter Nick Garnett. Nick is a guru of all things Mojo (Mobile journalism) and in this chat, […]
A short tutorial on how to use the draw mask and graduated mask effects in Final Cut Pro X (FCPX).