As you may have noticed, posts here have been scarce as I live mostly in my weekly dispatch/newsletter on Documentally.net. If you subscribe there (it's free) you would have seen a version of the flowing info already. For those yet to subscribe I’ve been helping my Dad and his wife Lesley out in Wales. Just shooting some phone video to assist them with their small company selling wool duvets. … [Read more...] about Storymaking tools (March 2023)
Who needs a video rig for the iPhone?
I never intended to bolt a load of crap to my camera for video blogging. I didn't see the point. For me the phone meant simple, lightweight, always ready image grabbing. Back in the day the add-ons weighed a ton and bulked your phone up so much you may as well have taken an SLR out. Also the best clips I grabbed were impromptu captures. Snatches of passing moments. A reach for the pocket, … [Read more...] about Who needs a video rig for the iPhone?
Røde VideoMic Me Review
The Røde VideoMic Me is a mini shotgun mic and the latest mobile friendly microphone from Røde. There are many small microphones that will plug into the TRRS jack of a mobile device. But up until I tried the VideoMicro I’d not found one I was happy to carry with me every day. The specs of the VideoMic Me are pretty much identical to the VideoMicro. They both use the same cardioid … [Read more...] about Røde VideoMic Me Review
Hands on with the FujiFilm X-A2
I got my hands on a pre-production model of the FujiFilm X-A2 and as far as I understand the camera is exactly as the one that will be released at the end of February. If anything does change with the final model it will be in the firmware. Rumours are it will be priced sub £500. I have embedded a Storify in this blog as my review is still ongoing. Updating the content in the Storify will … [Read more...] about Hands on with the FujiFilm X-A2
Video on the Fujifilm X100
I'm loving the Fujifilm X100 for image making. It has a great sized sensor in a beautifully well made, retro-styled body. It does have its issues though. It is sluggish when taking multiple raw photos and its manual focusing is fiddly. They are not really issues that concern my use though, and I feel most of the niggles so far reported can be fixed with a firmware update. For me its good points … [Read more...] about Video on the Fujifilm X100