Crash Course in Arctic Filming

Crash Course in Arctic Filming

Well, here I am at 78 degrees North, in a little town called Longyearbyen, a small outpost on a tiny archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. It is as close to living on another planet as you can get.   When you are in town it is very easy to forget that this is the absolute limit […]

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

Filming at the top of the world

Filming at the top of the world

Of all the shoots over the past decade and a half I have been working in television I have been lucky enough to travel the world and meet some amazing people along the way.  I have always thought of myself as incredibly privileged to do this for a living, however since arriving in Svalbard my […]

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 […]

Wednesday’s best TV

Wednesday’s best TV

Posted by srtlewiss on March 9, 2016 in On TV

From the Guardian – Famous, Rich and Homeless 9pm, BBC1 A surprisingly gritty two-parter in aid of Sport Relief. Four celebs (Julia Bradbury, Willie Thorne, Nick Hancock and Kim Woodburn) leave their privileged lives and nice houses in order to spend a week living rough in London. There’s a lot of talk about motivation and […]

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 […]

New Showreel Online

New Showreel Online

Updated Reel. Check it out.

HUNTED – season finale 

Set your reminders now the thrilling final episode of C4’s HUNTED is tonight at 9pm Watch the trailer here