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Fire Ants Premiere

Fire Ants will have it's worldwide premiere at the renowned Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival between Aug 9th and 15th, this is it's 25th year and in that time RIIFF has become one of the best in the world for short films and had ove...

Fire Ants - Producing in Lockdown

Preparing for a shotWe’re fortunate in that as a production company we have what we need at hand during lockdown. In fact, in some ways, we relish the chance to try some new ideas and approaches.We're shooting this with our Red Epic as A cam and a si...

Fire Ants - the story

Somewhere in Kent during lockdown, our family of four decided to make a short film to remember this time. However, what started as a small intimate project escalated into an international production involving over 100 youngsters from all over the wor...

The Joy of Pickups

One of the truly rare joys of being an indie is that when you view your cut and decide that you could do with one more scene or reaction shot there, you simply pick up the phone, pick up the right lights, get your kit out and dress your living room a...

26-Oct-17 productionmarriage

Using Red Footage in Premiere and Lumetri

This is a very short post to cover a few points about using the new Red Pipeline footage (IPP2) in Premiere Pro CC. The approach here is one of many and i’m not sure if it’s even the best way to go about this, but right now it works and i’ll try to e...

Sony a7s Exposure and Noise Workflow with UHD and Odyssey 7Q Plus

Is it always better to record the A7s via 8 bit UHD and downsample for HD delivery? Or is the in-camera scaling of the 4K sensor for HD, via the built in XAVC codec just as good?And what is the best exposure strategy for this camera too?Just so there...

Area 48 Remote Phosphor Light Review

This has been my favourite light since i got it at the beginning of the year (actually last year now, how time flies). Review done.Okay, a bit more. I’ve always had an issue with most of the LED lights out there at the moment. They’ve never seemed ‘r...

25-Jan-15 reviewproduction

Sony A7s - how to expose - cine or log?

We’ve a bunch of exterior shoots coming up and i’ve been seriously considering the A7s over the FS700 because if it’s size and the fact that it can be rigged and gimballed easily. Last article we looked at issues of resolution and increasing colour d...

Camera Rigs with Tilta, Lanparte, Movcam

Camera Rigs, Man Cages, Man Handles, whatever you want to call them, we all need them. Lets get away from the obvious question of why most camera manufacturers cannot design an ergonomic camera in the first place and seem to think that square bricks ...

02-Feb-14 reviewproduction

Adventures in ADing

Welcome to my first retrospective blog about Marriage. This all started for me back in April last year (2012) when a chance encounter via email started between Kat and I. I'm not one to blow my own trumpet but when I found out Kat and Paul were makin...

31-Jan-14 marriageproduction

AirBox Softbox lights for LEDs

This is such a simple but elegant idea that i'm kicking myself that I didn't come up with it! The AirBox light solves one of the more annoying issues with all those LED panels out there -- how to diffuse the light so it's actually soft. Without any f...

12-Oct-13 reviewproduction

Set Photography

Today we feature a Guest Post from Photographer Matt Linehan.It was the first time I’d been on a film set and I was bundled into a small room filled with makeup bags and boxes, told to sit on the bed – it was a bedroom – and told seriously to be quie...

06-Sep-13 marriageproduction

Shooting Starts

I bet you don’t get challenges like that in a studio films!!… Well, after that Herculian deed, I can happily say that the team’s bond stretched to the maximum but never broke, in fact it became stronger. Time against us meant we had no free seconds t...

24-Sep-12 marriageproduction