Time for something a bit different and also time for a long overdue update to my tumblr. This was from back in March 2012, we were shooting a Sky 3D documentary called “Storm City 3D” with Ben Fogle up in Teeside. It was 0*c in the morning and 25*c by 12pm, the weirdest of March’s.
What you can see in the pic is the PFX Atlas Red One 3D rig with 15-40mm compact zoom.
Another one of the locations for the Brown Ale commercial, even though this wide shot shows you we’re in Newcastle this will end up being York in the advert. The dog is now brewed over in Yorkshire as the breweries up here were decommission some years back. The camera was situated up on the roof of the Castle Keep behind me doing a birds eye view of the outside of the pub.
Down at this years Focus on Imaging and I saw this beauty. I know it’s a field camera but apart from that and the name badge I don’t know much more about them. I’m guessing it uses plate film like 5x4 but one thing I do know is that it looked and felt amazing and cost about £10k. In a more realistic note I also got to have a go on the new Nikon D4 which will be no doubt my next purchase!
Working on a BBC2 documentary about big machines and how they work here at Seaton Sluice beach. It’s going to be on later this year straight after Top Gear on a Sunday. I was doing 2nd camera on the 7D, not the nicest of cameras to work with, mainly because of the crap lenses and lack of a rig but it got the job done.
The ensemble of gear for tomorrows shoot (Taken with instagram)