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‘Come Fly with Me’ – past event at CVP!

There has been a huge rise in the level of demand for aerial cinematography over the past year, so why shouldn’t you be able to try out the range of aerial products sold at CVP before you buy one?

So at CVP we held three ‘Come Fly with Me’ events allowing demo’s of the DJI Phantom 3 and Inspire 1!

The events comprised of a talk by Philip Bloom about how he used his DJI products when filming ‘The Wonderlist’ along with Phoenix UAV there to answer any questions about aerial training and certification.

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Getting Inspired..

Where does the DJI Inspire 1 fit in a fleet of professional helicams?

Every time a new piece of technology is introduced to the film making world there seems to be a balanced mixture of excitement and sighs. The optimists are excited to see the evolution, however the pessimistic sighs often question the application of use and more often than not raise concerns that the old kit is redundant.

At Out Filming we started dabbling with drones in 2010 and certainly went through a lot of pain in the early days. Getting a camera airborne was the easy part, however chasing the Elysium of stable images was another story. Fast forward to 2015 and many of the issues we faced will never plague the new user.

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Zacuto Gratical Electronic Viewfinders: HD vs. X

A universal, high quality EVF that embraces modern technology and frees filmmakers to focus on Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity. That was our goal when we set out to create a new electronic viewfinder over three years ago. And now the Gratical HD and Gratical X EVFs are here! Electronic viewfinders are a pivotal tool in any filmmakers bag, providing accessibility, stability, focusability and so much more. The Gratical EVF is universal for all cameras incorporating both HDMI and SDI. Our bright, brilliant optics, FPGA dual core processor, and professional software features give you all the tools you need to stop focusing on your equipment and start creating!

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‘A mustang, a road trip, a ghost town & the A7s’

I am beginning a journey in pursuit of the perfect DSLR and whilst on this journey I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel around the world testing out numerous different cameras before I decide which one is for me. With a passion for travel it is only right that I have developed a strong interest in photography, working in the broadcasting industry has fed my curiosity and desire to capture all the wonderful places I’ve travelled to. As a ‘newbie’ in the world of using professional DSLR’s in terms of finding the camera that’s right for my needs, and myself I really am starting this journey from the very beginning.

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A Conversation between CVP and The Rory Peck Trust

The Rory Peck Trust

On 1st June CVP began to support the Rory Peck Trust 365 days a year.

 Chloe Baxter of CVP caught up with RPT’s Molly Clarke at their offices in London to talk about the new relationship and RPT’s work with freelance journalists, video journalists and camera operators.

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Interested in Reviewing Camera Gear? Zena Toscani gives you the need to know!

As a gear focused magazine aimed at professional filmmakers we’re inundated with requests from videographers wanting to get in on the action of reviewing the latest equipment here at Pro Moviemaker. We regularly take filmmakers up on their offers because we want to be as thorough as possible with our reviews and let our readers know whether a product does (or doesn’t work) in a live shoot environment. We’re always looking to expand our bank of trusty reviewers so if you’d like to get your hands on some of the latest kit before anyone else, here’s some advice to help your next pitch to a blog or magazine.

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Canon 16-35 f4L IS Review by David Clapp

If you’re a full frame Canon user you need to sell your wide angles and buy one. There you go I said it. If you’re busy right now and don’t have time to read the rest of this article (until later I hope!), here’s the urgent message I need to convey – the Canon 16-35 f4L IS is absolutely remarkable and yes, it’s a complete game changer… and here’s why.

I am a self-confessed wide-angle junkie and have been for many years. Originally my wider angled approach started as many landscape photographers do, by placing a ‘rock in foreground’ and shooting a coastal scene at f11.

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Philip answers – “Should I go to IBC?”

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.

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Camera Confidential by Christian Parkinson

Camera confidential is the book I wish somebody had handed to me as a fresh faced twenty five year old jumping on a plane for my first foreign assignment. In twelve years working across the globe I’ve made a lot of mistakes and have been forced to learn the hard way.

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Birmingham City University Studio Facilities

Systems. Now for me, the word ‘systems’ conjures up images of either wizard-like gadgets all working mysteriously together to get a Mr B. Aldrin near the moon, or those nebulous things which are to blame when your card won’t cover the restaurant bill.

The world of the system is strange and otherworldly to us, intangible and yet at the same time attractive. I mean, stick the word ‘system’ on just about anything and it instantly becomes somehow better, more niche, more desirable. For example think of the raise in cred of some pimply yoof who pops out to spend his uni grant on a telly and comes home with a ‘cinema system’ – or the uber-cool of owning a VHS ‘home video system’ back in the day, where you rented the latest blockbuster and happily sat watching hazily indistinct figures trying to tell you something vitally important through a blizzard of snow. But who cared? It was a system. It did stuff. It was cool.