There is one thing that get me every time. When you spell my name wrong! I think it calls for a little bit of effort but means a huge chunk of respect to get someones name right. I ALWAYS make sure I double check a name whenever I write to somebody and if I’m not sure I leave it out. It really is a matter of respect.
We get a few email a month from people who want to get into the business and come work or intern with us. Today came another one… a 2 page letter, nicely composed on a self made letterhead. It started:
Right there I lost interest. If you actually enter my email address (marcus@ ) manually how can you get my name wrong?? If you then go on to point out how good you are at “attention to detail” I’m not so sure…
Rant over! 🙂
In recent time everybody seem to own a drone. I have colleagues with 0 previous flying experience who’ve bought quad copters with a GoPro, flying wherever they think will make a good shot. I would love to add my own aerials to some of my productions but I choose to hire someone to do it for me, simply for the liability issue. I don’t want to be responsible for crashing on a playground somewhere.
Well the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has taken a stand now stating the Drones fall under FAA jurisdiction.
Here is more
I can’t believe the blog has been quiet for 2 months. Other things have taken all my time. I will try my best to add posts continually.
Today I held a lighting workshop here in Malmo. It’s the first part in a 4 part series. Basic Lighting and theory was the goal for today. Next time (lighting 201) we’ll focus on different lighting setups in full practical session. Part 3 will focus on cameras/sensors/codecs/formats etc. The last session we’ll look at workflow from pre production to output. It was a lot of fun to share what I’ve learned through the years.
Sony released a bunch of new stuff at IBC this year perhaps the FS7 is the biggest news. I am waiting with suspense to see what Canons answer to this will be. The C300 has become a workhorse for so much stuff but still lacks 10bit (for one). The C500 is a great cam but in a different league. Time will tell…
With the release of the new Sony Fs7 sony also releases 4K internal recording for the F5. Great news as is the introduction of the brand new Sony FS7 with has the same sensor as the F5. We put one or order! 🙂
I spent 3 days this week shooting food, in all different angles and compositions. Lots of fun. 3 more days next week. Will try and post more details after the release of show if cleared.
Great news for all the Sony F5 owners out there!! I wondering how Sony will shut this down…?! 🙂
Just finished a video for Knightec, a Lund based consulting firm specializing in leadership, product development and production technology. It was a 6hr shoot at Tetra Pak in Lund. Unfortunately the video is for internal use only and will not be posted publicly. I will try and get clearance to post a few frame grabs. The 2min video was shot on the Canon 1Dc in 4k and delivered in 1080.
I got the opportunity to tag along on this years Antikrundan which is the Swedish equivalent of the British Antiques Road Show. My job is to shoot beauty shots and segment bridges and I am shooting on a Canon c300 with various Lglass.
It’s the 26th year the show is done in Sweden and my 2nd year. Hopefully not my last.