HD Today Stories Archive


Move towards paradise with FS100/700

Move towards paradise with FS100/700

Category: Large Sensor

What is happiness? The four protagonists of Hide and Seek, are certain that modern urban living is no nirvana. They find life endlessly alienating and woefully unfulfilling, filled with uncomfortable encounters with former lovers and...

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Location: Seychelles with the Canon C300PL

Location: Seychelles with the Canon C300PL

Category: Large Sensor

The idea that the Seychelles are all about palm-lined beaches underplays the scale and diversity of this geologically rich group of islands. Unlike many other tropical paradise destinations, a beautiful seascape is only part of the picture for...

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Sci-fi web series ‘Hunger Ford’ shot with C300

Sci-fi web series ‘Hunger Ford’ shot with C300

Category: Large Sensor

In July 2013, Wildseed Studios began shooting their first live action sci-fi web series with 19 year old Director Drew Casson. It started in Hungerford on a boiling hot day as they began by filming exteriors for the story. The equipment had been...

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Hemingway’s car restoration in Cuba.  Canon C300

Hemingway’s car restoration in Cuba. Canon C300

Category: Large Sensor

I returned last night from Havana and a week filming with the Canon C300 with acting-singing legend David Soul (most famously Hutch from the 1970s cult TV show Starsky & Hutch). What a fabulous experience as we...

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Hippy and The Holistics Campaign, White Label Management.  Sony FS700

Hippy and The Holistics Campaign, White Label Management. Sony FS700

Category: Large Sensor

Hippy And The Holistics - a natural hair care and shampoo brand – commissioned White Label Management to create its latest web advertising campaign.Targeting the luxury end of the market, the director Ben Galster and crew headed for the...

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Poetry in Motion, The Bespoke Film Company for C4.  Canon C300

Poetry in Motion, The Bespoke Film Company for C4. Canon C300

Category: Large Sensor

The rhythm and thrill of language, and the drama of life are explored in a new commission for Channel 4 by The Bespoke Film Company.  Shot with a pair of Canon C300s hired from VMI, the short film was inspired by an epitaph on a London park...

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Toast Fashion Shoot.  Canon C300

Toast Fashion Shoot. Canon C300

Category: Large Sensor

“All the old 5D problems are gone. The quality of the pictures goes way beyond what you'd expect from a camera at this price.” Says Nick Seaton, fashion photographer and film maker who hired a Canon C300 from VMI. Shooting for...

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The Other Side, Feature.  Sony F3

The Other Side, Feature. Sony F3

Category: Large Sensor

Nick Moran of Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels fame recently starred in a slick new short horror film directed by The Santoro Brothers. The production was shot on a variety of cameras, including four Sony PMW-F3s hired from London hire house...

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When Ronnie met Mark

When Ronnie met Mark

Category: Large Sensor

The Panasonic AF101 Multicam Broadcast Shoot The images feeding through onto the monitors are sharp, detailed and clean. However, it's the subjects that first grab the attention: Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood and music producer Mark...

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F3 used in Reebok Short Films

F3 used in Reebok Short Films

Category: Large Sensor

Mark Jenkinson, Director at Production Company Superglue, found the PMW-F3 the ideal camera for his series of docs for sports brand Reebok.  Combining a Super35 sensor with PL mount adapter, it enabled him to choose his own glass and create...

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The Dark Art. Sony PMW F3

The Dark Art. Sony PMW F3

Category: Large Sensor

"Capturing the beauty of a Leonardo painting requires a particular type of camera. Not just because of the subtlety and deftness of the pictures, but also because the delicacy of late 15th century art means that lighting on and the around...

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Scar Tissue

Scar Tissue

Category: Large Sensor

Filming a Chiller - a tale of the unexpected The feature film Scar Tissue has recently completed production using Sony's PMW-F3. It was not all plain sailing. Written and directed by Scott Michell, the story explores the science of...

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Hewlett Packard commercial shot with AF-101

Hewlett Packard commercial shot with AF-101

Category: Large Sensor

Independent production company Delinquent's commercial for Hewlett Packard's ePrint system is an example of a new emerging TV format.  Their latest production was created with TV production values.  It was filmed and edited...

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Skeletons

Skeletons

Category: Large Sensor

The stars of Skeletons, the film that won best new British feature at the 2010 Edinburgh Film Festival, have recently been shooting tests of a new TV comedy series, called "Kenny Diamond." Using a Sony F3, hired from VMI, DOP Gary...

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The Sound of Silence: Sony PMW-F3

The Sound of Silence: Sony PMW-F3

Category: Large Sensor

Director Georgia Oakley's new short film, Hush, was shot on location on the South Oxfordshire downs in the early summer. Relating the story of a deaf child, the piece is an exploration of non-verbal communication. "A beautiful...

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Panasonic AF-101 in Congo Documentary

Panasonic AF-101 in Congo Documentary

Category: Large Sensor

The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the largest, poorest and most beautiful countries on the planet. Tragically, its landscape of rainforest, jungle, savannah and mountains have been scarred by years of fierce conflict and decades of...

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Studio 9 Films in Congo with Panasonic AG-AF101/NanoFlash

Studio 9 Films in Congo with Panasonic AG-AF101/NanoFlash

Category: Large Sensor

A recent broadcast production commissioned by Al Jazeera is the first to adopt the new Panasonic AG-AF101 Four Thirds camera. The production was filmed on location in The Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the largest and poorest countries...

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