We are cleared for takeoff!

We are cleared for takeoff!

Drone operations authorised Some great news that came through this week. The UK Civil Aviation Authority have granted us an Operational Authorisation to use drones in our commercial photography and videography work. It’s exciting to be able to literally see things from a new angle soon. Allegedly, one of my earliest desired professions at a…

Basic Interview Lighting – A quick tutorial
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Basic Interview Lighting – A quick tutorial

Lighting has always scared me. It was never my strong suit, and probably still isn’t. When I first started back in 1999 in regional commercial production in Australia, budgets were tight and deadlines even tighter. “Lighting” back then consisted of putting up one Ianiro ‘redhead’ with a piece of diffusing paper, and a full CTB converter gel, and frequently aiming it at a white ceiling and flooding the room. You barely had time to shoot anything, so you didn’t waste time putting up more lights than the basics.

How to transition from Video Gammas to LOG/RAW in 5 steps
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How to transition from Video Gammas to LOG/RAW in 5 steps

You’re in the field, you have an HDR camera, and your client has requested the ability to grade the hell out of the raw material that you’ll give them at the end of the day. You only know that skin tones for news gathering should be around 70%, the highlights should be around 90%, and everything else should work out, right?