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Jonathan Harrison DOP - Live Demo: IV & portrait lighting
Jonathan trained and worked as a Film Cameraman at the BBC Ealing Film Studios and has shot on many varied camera formats and types of programme input at the BBC, and for all major broadcasters. He is currently consulting and presenting Lighting Seminars all over the world bringing over thirty years wealth of lighting knowledge and experiences to the world of contemporary Digital Image Creation. Check out Jonathans website: lightingmatters.tv/home/
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Silky-smooth timelapse: filming Sydney at dusk
Chasing a shot against the fading light, we head out to Kirrabilli, the side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge opposite the city. I last filmed at this location in 1998. another time, with very different technology. This time I'm back with friends and co-workers and we're having fun shooting timelapse, still photographs, and enjoying the process of image creation. The knowledge and experience of each of the creatives comes through in this piece - how they work, how they think. and how they put their creative and technical skills to work. We get to appreciate the results. Cameraman Ben Tessler explains how he creates the time-lapse records: "So we have chosen to do this timelapse as a continuous record rather than just the multiple frames per second because we don’t want to lose anything that we’re seeing in the frame. We’ve got a lot of movement in this frame, there’s a lot of boats passing through. And with continuous record you don’t get that staggering effect where if you’re only getting 2,3, 4, 5 frames a second you lose the other 20 frames. So we’re doing a continuous record to enable that flowing shot. To give us the option of a nice smooth timelapse. And what this also means is that in post production we’ve got the options to do whatever we want with the shot." It is remarkable to see what changes in 15 years of technology; the quality of the video and still images is fantastic! Which of course makes me wonder just what the next 15 years will bring. A huge thanks to everyone who appeared in this piece!
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SHOOTING THE SOLAR ECLIPSE 2015: BMCC & NIKON 80-400MM

20/03/2015 - There is something magical about an eclipse. The solar eclipse of March 2015 is an event which won’t occur on this scale in the UK again until 2026, so I thought worth filming and documenting this. The question is which camera to use - I could use one with a Super 35mm sensor, however, the focal length on longest lens is 400mm (with the 1.5 x conversion would equals 600mm in full-frame 35mm terms.) I want longer. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5K has a crop factor of 2.3 x. That’s bumps my Nikon 400mm up to the equivalent of 920mm in full-frame 35mm terms. The eclipse is due to happen in 20 minutes - I need to move quick. I’m set up in a field in the North of England, the light dims slightly, and a small crowed gathers around the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (this camera always draws attention.) Spotting the eclipse isn’t that easy. To begin with, you don’t want to burn out your eyeballs staring at the brightest part of the sky, trying to work out where to point the camera. Slowly I scan the sky, watching the screen, I’ve got it. Locked onto the sun I film, adjusting the exposure between the light and dark areas in the sky. I’ve got loads of dynamic range, I’m shooting RAW, and film over the period of 40 minutes or more. I'm having fun, seeing what I can get. The results, for me, once processed and corrected, are mesmerising. The light and shadow, create a beautiful texture across the sky as the clouds obscure and reveal the sun, in shadow from the moon. The small crowd around the Blackmagic Cinema Camera got a safe view of the eclipse without staring at the sun. So the filming served 2 purposes: safe on-screen viewing of an eclipse, live as it happened; a record of the event for my own archive and the world to see. Enjoy the results. I sure enjoyed filming it.
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