Today the Rory Peck Trust launched a new resource for Libyan freelance journalists, as part of a two-year project supported by the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF). Freelancing In Libya contains practical tools, information and guides to help Libyan journalists operate safely and professionally in an increasingly insecure and volatile environment. With chapters on The Business of Being Freelance, […]
Picture of John, why is it so important? Turn back the clocks a couple of years, I was a music photographer solely shooting musicians, no problem there but I felt there was something missing, something creative and fun, work had started to feel a little too much like work. I had started reading about ‘personal […]
Has anyone ever said how important audio is when if comes to video? “Audio is 50% of your film” is the second most tediously repeated phrase you hear after “The best camera is the one you have on you…” and yes, quite often it is me saying it! We all know DSLRs generally have […]
Colour charts are a huge help on any shoot. In a world of ever changing cameras, sensors, colour spaces and gamma curves, the humble colour chart is a talisman of consistency and reliability. It’s whole reason for existing is to stay the same, to never change and, therefore, to always give you a definitive reference […]
Bands are difficult, and when saying that I mean no offence; I’ve worked with bands for years and so know the things to look out for to help you prepare in advance and make your shoot run smoothly (or as smoothly as possible) There are so many things to consider when working with musicians (solo […]
Considering purchasing an external recorder from Atomos but you’re not sure which product is the right one to suit your needs? Well then this is the right blog article for you! Ben Norton discusses different reasons for using an external recorder and the different products from Atomos, looking at what each different recorder offers you. […]
Unlike the latest cameras, lenses or gadgets for filming, tripods and supports get somewhat of a back seat. Yes they are used all the time, and no they don’t feature the latest in capturing technology, but as filmmakers and storytellers we rely on our supports in the same way the camera records the image. Over […]
I think the best part of location work is the constant stream of challenges that comes our way, no two shoots are the same and everything and anything can throw up issues; from changing light to uneven ground, right through to sporadic rain and gunfire (I’ll get to that). All the above means that our […]
4K currently for the consumer is some what of a ‘fad’, there are some great 4K products on the market.. but what do you watch on them? 4k Amazon? 4K Youtube? This would be great but I just can’t see it work out too well at the moment this is due to ISP providers in the UK capping downloads – the UK currently doesn’t even appear in the top 10 broadband in the world!
I can’t tell you a definitive yes or no here but I can at least help give you some valuable information to help you make your mind up.
First off, Is someone paying for you to go? Then the answer is simple, yes! Never turn down a freebie like this. Most of my hesitations about going are pretty much all based on it being self funded. Is it worthwhile? What will you get out of it? Is it better than BVE or NAB? Well most of these questions are subjective and are different depending on you.