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One of the biggest downsides of the Sony Mirrorless cameras is their ability to attract dust. When you remove the lens there is no physical shutter covering it over unlike a DSLR like the Canons where the mirror and shutter stand between the sensor and the environment. It really is a constant battle, even…
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EDIT: The review will be up shortly. It is taking an age to upload as it is 45 minutes long and in 4K. In the meantime there are clips to watch and download and some written thoughts. Yes I said I would never do them again and that is more or less the case still.…
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Earlier this year I published a blog post chronicling my experimentations with infrared video and photography. I thought that would be it for a while but no it certainly wasn't! I really recommend reading this post as it goes into the whole concept of infrared and the science of it which I won't repeat here.…
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Filmmaker, Cinematographer, Director and part time blogger
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Isleworth Middlesex
Richmond Surrey - Maidstone Kent
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I am a Cinematographer and Director working in the TV and Film industry. I also blog a lot!

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  • Maidstone Grammar School For Boys
    1984 - 1989
  • Cornwallis
    1982 - 1984
  • Loose Primary School
    1976 - 1982
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A pre-flight look at the new DJI Phantom 4

ETHICS STATEMENT: The P4 was supplied to me by DJI for assessment. Whilst I have a working relationship with DJI no money has exchanged hand

Essential Sony FS7/ FS5 add-ons…Z-Finders and more

ETHICS STATEMENT: I have worked closely and been friends with Zacuto for 8 years so there is obviously a bias towards them but my recommenda

Guest post: Understanding Video Lighting

Understanding how to light and how to harness light is an essential skill for anyone who uses cameras but to many it is very much a weak are

Emmanuel Lubezki wins a 3rd Oscar in a row…just how important are awards?

I used to stay up to watch the Oscars with my friends, we used to do sweepstakes to see who could get the most right. This of course made th

Come see my keynote talks at BVE 2016 this week…they are free!!

BVE is the Broadcast Video Expo, formerly at London's Earls Court but for the past 3 years has been at the much nicer (but further for me) E

A little bit of filming with the Sony FS5 in the snow, dealing with HFR ...

I recently did a post about my experiences with the Sony FS5 from a shoot I did for Sony. That shoot was back in October and I hadn't really

Experimentations with Infrared video and stills

4K Experimentations: Blackmagic Infrared from Philip Bloom on Vimeo. Experimentations: Infrared Sony RX100 II 590nm filter from Philip Bloom

Trying out Voigtlander M mount glass on the Sony A7 series

Ethics statement: I have no relationship with Voigtlander in the slightest. I just love their lenses! Any purchases made through affiliate l

A quick look at the iphone 6s 4K with video example! But do we need 4K i...

Ethics statement: FilmConvert are affiliates of mine, if you make a purchase with the discount code in this post a small affiliate percentag

Evolving blog post: 1 week long road test of the Sony RX10 II and RX100 IV

ETHICS STATEMENT: I have no financial relationship with Sony regarding these cameras. I have worked for them on the odd project here and the

MAMMOTH AUDIO POST! Shotgun mic comparison including the new Rode NTG4 a...

This post is in 3 chunks; overview, XLR shotgun comparison and a look at the new improved Video Mic Pro. Ethics statement: RØDE Microphones

Video review & living with the Sony PXW-FS7

ETHICS STATEMENT: I do not do camera reviews for manufacturers. Ever. I have at times been hired by companies like DJI to do presenting on t

3 day documentary filmmaking workshop in NY with B&H and Canon! Free...

Two, no three big things here about stuff coming up. The first, in chronological order are the two free talks I am giving for BVE next week.

The Wonder List: Behind The Shot Episode 1

The Wonder List is a new original documentary series for CNN that airs from March the 1st at 10pm EST in the US. It's also available on CNN

Observation Wheel & Noodle: A7s and Shogun in 4K

Details for each video in the vimeo link underneath each video. Streaming 4K version on You Tube below Vimeo embeds. Both shot with the Sony

Shadows & Light: A unique 2-day filmmaking event in the UK in March....

I am really excited to announce that booking is open for the first ever "Shadows & Light". A filmmakers "conference" for lack of a better wo

“THE WONDER LIST” POST 1: Choosing the right cameras for the show

ETHICS STATEMENT: There are lots of banners and web links to products in these posts. More than usual because I am talking about these speci

“The Wonder List” series trailer

CNN's "The Wonder List" Trailer from Philip Bloom on Vimeo. Find out more about this series here:

Shadows and Detail: A love letter to the Pentax 645z

ETHICS STATEMENT: I have not been paid by Ricoh/ Pentax for this post. The camera has been supplied to me on a long-term loan by B&H Photo a

“The Wonder List” All about the epic new documentary series I have been ...

For the past four months I have been travelling the world filming an ambitious documentary series for CNN. We still have two months and 3 ep