Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

Every time I get back to base and look and my days filming I still get a kick watching the fantastic footage the Canon C300 produces, it’s my favourite camera to date.

This is a major educational DVD for the Scottish Government about type one diabetes and so far it has taken us all over Scotland, this is Emma demonstrating the use of an injection called Glucagen. The C300 was used with an iPad prompter then with a 60mm macro lens to film the close ups, using an XF305 to film wide shots.

This was a long day filming various medical staff and children at a camp down just past Dumfries using two LED lights to add a lift the dark side of the doctors face and a key light for good measure. I always use my Sony PVM-740 OLED monitor to check my output.

96 mile drives and a long days filming takes its toll, this is my Mr Grumpy mode, as much as I enjoy my work it does take it out of you.

This is my standard interview setup with my new Sigma 24-70 f2.8 lens and my GenusTech matte box rig.

There is nothing better to make me happy than a dog on the set. I still have a few days filming to do on the diabetes video and by all accounts my new Sony PMW-200 arrives next week , so with a wee bit of spare time I will produce a user review of the 200 within the next two weeks.


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.

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