Philip Bloom is a world-renowned filmmaker who, for the past 9 years of his 26-year career has specialised in creating incredible cinematic images no matter what the camera. Some of his most iconic work was created with Canon DSLRs. As one of the biggest evangelists for their use in productions his website became the place to go to for budding filmmakers as well as experienced ones keen to embrace the new technology. His site now regularly has over 1,000,000 visitors a month.
His use of Canon DSLRs to shoot part of Lucasfilms’ last movie “Red Tails” proved a huge point to the naysayers. This technology was proved very viable in large-scale productions.
Philip has kept up with the advent of newer tools, which are constantly changing. He currently owns and regularly shoots with a Canon 1DC, C100, Sony A7s, FS7 F55 and many others. He has experience with almost all the professional cameras on the market.
He has become very well known for his in-depth video reviews of various cameras, which have helped many people in the huge decision of buying a camera.
He has worked for all the major UK broadcasters, such as the BBC, ITV, C4 and Sky, as well as countless independent production companies and many others around the world including CNN, CBS, Discovery, FOX and NBC.
Independent projects are key to Philip and he splits his time between bigger projects and small independent ones. One of his most successful independent projects was “How To Start A Revolution” which won a BAFTA in 2012 and was also awarded prizes at several film festivals including Best Documentary at the 2011 Raindance festival.
He is constantly stretching his creative abilities and experimenting with new technology. His large social medial following on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Storehouse, like his enormously popular website are frequently used to help and educate filmmakers of all skill levels.
In addition to his online educational work, he frequently is traveling around the world teaching young and old filmmakers better techniques. Not just through technology, but through better storytelling skills. His workshops have been an enormous success around the world and he will continue to run them for as long as possible as learning never stops.
Philip is currently filming the second series of the acclaimed CNN original hour long global documentary series “The Wonder List” traveling across 5 continents and 8 countries. The series focused on places in the world that were stunning but on the brink of change that could see their disappear and be unrecognisable in our children’s lifetime. For this show, he used very high end production techniques like 4K, super slow motion, drones and MoVI gimbal hand held stabilisers to create a show that looks like no other.
Image captured by Philip Bloom at Dungeness using the Pentax 645z