Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


Today was a proud moment as a father as my son was playing in a football match with all proceeds going to a team in Onagawa, Japan. The team in Japan were devastated when the recent tsunami hit their wee town. (PS. Thats the new Sony NX70).

When the UK football bloggers heard of their plight they got together to arrange a charity football match to help the stricken Japanese football team.

As you can see Birtley football ground is not one of the major Newcastle teams but they have the biggest hearts in holding this event putting to shame major mainstream football clubs.

As I said it was a proud day for Susan and myself when Scott took to the football pitch, I had agreed to film the match which will be edited by Scott for his blog,

My collie Flori was right in her element watching the ball pass up and down the football pitch, wishing she was part of the fun.

It was very refreshing to see a female lines-woman, all in all it was a great day out and what came out of the day was the community spirit, people had travelled from Edinburgh and London to take part in this Northern event all to help a wee team in Japan struck by adversity…it’s nice to report a good news story for a change.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

2 thoughts on “Filming in Newcastle

  1. Phil, can you please tell us anything about the lowlight-quality of the NX70? Maybe in comparison with a Full-HD native sensor (like the Canon cams XA10 or XF100/5?).

    Greetings from Austria, Chris

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