Fuji Unveils the XK6x20

Fuji Unveils the XK6x20

Posted by srtlewiss on April 20, 2016 in Reviews

Finally a Cine-Zoom that costs less than an AUDI A3.  As mentioned from BVE a couple of months back Fuji just ‘announced’ the next best thing to a Canon CN7.  Can’t wait to take it for a spin. http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n160404.html

BVE roundup 

BVE roundup 

Posted by srtlewiss on March 18, 2016 in Reviews

Summary of everything I found worthwhile at BVE. From the good folks over at DVtalent So, this years BVE has ended. There were tons of new kit launched and demoed so I thought I would take a minute to highlight some of the most interesting bits. As a DOP and self-shooter working primarily in factual […]

Game Changer – Enter the VariCam LT

Game Changer – Enter the VariCam LT

Look out Sony and Canon, the VariCam is back 15 years ago I picked up my first broadcast camera, it was robust light and unlike Sony’s more expensive Digi offerings it was a Panasonic.  I loved the Panny, it did every thing the Sony did however, I could not put my finger on it but […]

Tech Talk: a7S II

Tech Talk: a7S II

Here is a quick little article I wrote about using the a7S II on broadcast productions for The Talent Manager / DV Talent. _____________________________________________________ It seems like only yesterday the 5D was king of the hill. It was almost obligatory for every production to have GVs and the interviews shot on it, despite its many issues. How […]

4K: Ultra cool or over hyped?

4K: Ultra cool or over hyped?

Tim Dams interviewed me for his article in Televisual about 4K.  Read an excerpt below or the article in it’s entirety in this month’s issue. ____________________________________________________ There has been a huge amount of hype around 4K in the production sector for several years now. 4K shooting is consistently the big talking point at major production […]

Gold Rush: season 5 starts Friday

Get ready for an amazing season. Discovery US will premiere Gold Rush season 5 on Friday the 17th of October. The Hollywood Reporter has a good preview here.

Kids, guns and the American way

Kids, guns and the American way

The Guardian Review of  Kids and Guns  

TV review: The Undateables

TV review: The Undateables

Posted by srtlewiss on April 3, 2012 in Reviews

By Lucy Mangan / guardian.co.uk – ‘That’s quite a lot of aftershave, Richard.” “Well,” replies Richard, continuing to wreathe himself in the aerosol mist, “when you’re going on a date, you’ve got to be sure.” Richard, a 37-year-old man with Asperger’s syndrome was going on his first date in 20 years – the second of […]

June Brown: Respect Your Elders

June Brown: Respect Your Elders

Posted by srtlewiss on March 7, 2012 in Reviews

The Daily Telegraph – BBC ONE, A terrific documentary in which EastEnders actress June Brown reflects on what it means to be old in Britain. At 85, Brown is fortunate to enjoy financial security and close family to live with, but she’s still not eager to face some of the hard questions that hang over […]

Young Nuns Go For Life With The Vow Factor

Young Nuns Go For Life With The Vow Factor

By Riazat Butt / guardian.co.uk –  Clare Ainsworth, 24, was at her cousin’s wedding in August. She had joined a convent in Norfolk the year before and this was the first time she had seen her wider family since leaving her home in Lancashire. “They were pleased I had made the decision but they were […]