Hello fellow camera geeks, people often say to me that ND filters (particularly variable ND filters) ruin the colour in your footage. But ND filters are an essential tool for filming video outdoors so that you can keep you aperture open and shutter speed at the correct 180 degree angle...hmm tricky! And then there's the argument of sharpness, many say that buying an expensive lens that's really sharp and then screwing additional filters in front of it ruins the sharpness. So is this true? Do ND filers ruin the colour and sharpness in your footage...? I HAD to find out! Check out all the gear I use here
We all know that when shooting video it's best to get things right in camera, but when (not 'if'...when) things don't go to plan here are my 5 tips for fixing/hiding those mistakes. Yes, yes I know..."fix it in post" is simply bad practice and is a saying that makes my life hurt. But in reality, sh*t happens and it's entirely possible to get home after a shoot and you realise that you have issues that you didn't spot during filming. Check out all the gear I use here Check out Neat Video's amazing noise reduction software here http://bit.ly/2ot7Q6C
Sonys Alpha series of cameras can be tricky to use when compared to Canon or Panasonics offerings so in this video I talk about my 5 tips for shooting better video on the Sony a7S II. Don't worry if you have a different camera as most of the tips apply to all other Sony Alpha cameras, enjoy! Check out all the gear I use here Other video links...- Should you 'expose to the right'? video https://youtu.be/7JHimiSm5FU- How to set a custom white balance on a Sony Alpha camera video https://youtu.be/kff2O8doRG4
I'm constantly being asked about my colour grading so in this video I talk about my thought process and show a couple of examples using different pieces of software. I hope you find it interesting and helpful. Check out Neat Video's amazing noise reduction software here and definely look at my friend Ricardo Sousas excellent Vellichor LUT pack as they're some of the best I've ever used! Check out all the gear I use here
Have you ever wanted to get into shooting music videos for band? I mean, what a cool job right? The only thing is it's not easy so in this video I talk about how I filmed the music video for 'Sea Of Guilt" by UK based band, Chronos. I try to think of the most unique perspectives in terms of camera angles and different ways to tell the story the band has in mind for the piece of art that they've painstakingly crafted. As ever, it's not about gear but of course you should check out all the gear I use here Be sure to watch the music video by Chronos Check out Neat Video's amazing noise reduction software hereAnamorphic...