Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

me and Sir Winston

This is me at the Victory Services Club in the heart of London just after BVE 2016, since my trip to BVE I have suffered a small stroke so have to take things a lot slower even blogging. My speech is affected as is my balance but I have been lucky, so no reviews for a while and no late night blogging. I am so sorry to my regulars  who like their daily dose of HD Warrior.

For  a while I will have guest postings the first from a good friend of mine Simon Beer from Production Gear.


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.

69 thoughts on “Hardest blog post of all

  1. Philip, sorry to hear that. Aspirins every day from now on (Halfprin).

    I read everything you write here and you are a great inspiration.

    Get well.

  2. Very shocked to hear about your stroke Pihilip; as an avid reader of your excellent blog may I wish you all the very best and a speedy recovery.

  3. Really sorry to hear this Philip. I check your blog a lot and appreciate the work you put into it.

    I hope you feel better soon.



  4. Frightening for you Philip … I wish you a speedy recovery and better health for the future.
    Many thanks for all your hard work by keeping us all up-to-date with honest opinions and reviews 🙂

    Kindest regards

  5. I’m sorry to hear about your stroke.
    Take care and we will be here waiting while you recover.

  6. Philip, the video community are shocked and saddened to hear this news, our thoughts are with you. Your informative and brilliantly unbiased reviews are a breath of fresh air, and we hope to see you back on form as soon as you can.

    Remember you have a ‘sleeping’ community of respecting techies out there if you need work covered for booked or upcoming clients. Take it easy for now, and we all wish you a speedy recovery.

    Rod Stein

  7. I’m sorry to hear about you not being well, I have followed your blog almost from the start and have bought equipment based on your views! It’s now time to put your feet up, rest and get your self better!

    I hope you recover quickly 😉

  8. Hey man, wishing you a full recovery. Look forward to your return, but in the meantime take it easy dude.

  9. I wish you all the best for a full recovery Philip. I’ve been enjoying your reviews and comments, and look forward to reading them again.

  10. Hi Philip, bit of a shocker to hear that you have been unwell. Take things easy and I am sure you will be back to your old self in Jigtime. Will light a candle and pray to St Anthony for your full recovery. Who was it that said ” I SHALL RETURN” He was a warrior too. God Bless, Vince.

  11. So sorry to hear this!! I always enjoy the blog, and hearing the Scottish perspective. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  12. Dear Phillip,
    Hope you get back 100% very soon.
    I wish you speedy recovery.

  13. Please take it easy get well soon. Thinking positive thoughts for you from NYC.

  14. Sorry to read this Philip Here’s hoping that you get back to 100% very quickly

  15. So sorry to hear your news, and I wish you a speedy recovery. Your posts are always most informative and interesting and I often take your advice. Here’s hoping it won’t be too long before you’re feeling 100% again and once again wish you a speedy recovery

  16. Oh no Philip, sorry to hear that!Take it slowly now and get well soon.
    I like your blog so much.
    Best wishes,

  17. Dear Phillip, very brave and graceful of you to post that. I wish you well. Dear everyone else, careful with aspirin. I understand it depends on what caused the stroke. Aspirin good for clot induced strokes, aspirin bad for leak induced stroke. Listen to your medical team. Bob

  18. Please take care and a quick recovery. I love your work and admire your energy. I guess you need a little Philip time as obviously you must have been burning the candle at both ends. Look forward to seeing you back up and running but do take the time to recover properly first.

  19. Can’t believe a fit looking young man like you has suffered a stroke! Best wishes from the other side of the M8.

  20. I am so, so sorry to hear this terrible news. Take good care of yourself, follow doctors orders and I am sure you will make a full recovery. In the mean time your valuable contribution to our industry will be greatly missed.

  21. There is little one can say or do at a time like this. Just know there are many around the world who are thinking of you and yours and I’m sure we all wish you the quickest of recoveries. May the Force be with you. Live long and prosper \V/.

  22. Very sorry to read this, Phil. Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery.

  23. Very sorry to here this Philip, I hope you make a full recovery. Take things easy and look after your health. Ray

  24. Wishing you a speedy recovery from Destin, FL. We have been following your blog for some time now and have found it quite helpful.
    Carl Ward,
    Twelve Palms Productions

  25. Philip, Sorry to hear of your stroke – relax and now get better, bit by bit.

  26. Philip, I’ve been reading your blog for five years now and I just wanted to wish you good energy! Thank you for all of your inspiration and I wish you well! As we say in the military…

    Andrew Heller

  27. Philip, get well take it easy. Thank you for your reviews they are a wealth of info all the way here in Canada.

  28. Philip, sorry to hear about your stroke. Thanks for letting us know. Best wishes to your family and good luck with your recuperation.

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