Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

Gadget title

Friday morning driving up to Dundee for 8.30am to film an insert for the Gadget show, this was a hard 10 hour day.

Gadget crew

For obvious reasons I can’t tell you anything about the day but the crew were great and I had a sound recordist, Colin. Jason the presenter was a joy to work with. A wee point for future reference my Mac book air is USB-2 and a 128G XQD card takes an hour to transfer while my iMac USB 3 only takes 20mins to transfer the same 128G card.


Its been a while since I was part of a multicam crew but this gig was a joy after the hard day before. I think my camera was called Dave ? Its a Sony HDC-1500 full HD studio camera.

Cam 2

My friend Mallo was over to my right while Daniel was up on the gantry, behind me.


There were 4 cameras on this shoot 3 manned and 1 locked off.


The 10 hour shift ended with a review of the best of the Edinburgh Festival presented by Anneka Rice.

DanielThis is Daniel he was up the back on camera 1.


Mallo was on camera 2 while I was on camera 3. Its nice to work with friendly, helpful people.


We filmed 3 shows in total and everyone was a sell out. My thanks to Donald our Director for making it such a pleasant day.



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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