My Art PhD Experience And Advice For Those Considering Doing One

Several years ago I finished my PhD in new media art. It was an interesting and challenging experience. My PhD started as a Masters degree in photography. This reflected where my thinking and expertise was, at the time. The intent was to look as Kabbalah and to explore it through photography. Kabbalah (spelt in many […]

Panasonic VariCam 35 sheds light on BBC’s Moorside

The VariCam 35 was chosen for the popular BBC One docu-drama The Moorside, the most successful debut of a drama for the Corporation in 15 years. Set on Dewsbury’s Moorside estate, the series follows how a group of ordinary women brought the community together as one to try and find a child who had disappeared […]

When Documentarians are Journalists: Managing the Blowback Threat

Last night I went to a talk at RMIT University organised by the Docuverse research group. The speaker was Patricia Aufderheide, a visiting academic from the US examining work she has been involved with that looks at the differences and similarities between journalists and documentarians, their attitudes and the issues they face (and the solutions they […]

Sony expands range of compact full-frame mirrorless cameras with the launch of the ultra-sensitive Alpha 7S II

Press Release Sydney, 11 September 2015  Sony today announced the latest addition to its award winning series of compact, full-frame 7 cameras with the introduction of the 7S II. Offering ultra-high sensitivity and wide dynamic range across the entire ISO range and 5-axis image stabilisation for greater shooting control, the 7S II delivers stunning image […]

Frame.io with FCPX integration is a great platform for video editing collaboration

Frame.io has now been around for a few months and already had over 30,000 users. They now have a desktop app that integrates into FCPX and makes it really easy to share the timeline or part of it with collaborators and team members. Frame.io is kind of a better hybrid of Dropbox and Vimeo. It […]

Tangerine movie shot with iPhones and anamorphic lens adapters

Sean Baker’s latest film, Tangerine, was shot on iPhones using the FiLMiC app and Moondog Labs 1.33x anamorphic lens adapters to give a wide screen but full 2k resolution film. The result is not only an amazing film but an impressive demonstration of just what you can do with an iPhone. The iPhones were mounted […]