Nex5n mini rig

NEX 5n rigged on custom mount with single HIR DoNo and spar. This is a pocket rocket for shooting, giving quite serious footage considering the ‘comedy’ form factor. The huge difference between an NEX and a DSLR is the flip screen which means you can look down at the camera like an old Hasselblad – […]

Nex Solid

My own project on getting a solid mount for the NEX5n – mild overkill, but it works! Easy test.. 16 2.8 pancake A more challenging test.. 50 1.2 nikkor at 1.2 (200ISo!) and some 28 2.5E at 2.5       Massive overengineeering, an early build..

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Reporting Rig

I am loving my new Sony Nex5n. It is a very serious little camera, I think the image is close to, or maybe better than the ‘legend’ Canon 5dmk2 – check back for some tests when I have a moment. So. A reporting  rig. A lot of news/feature camera work adheres to a simple formula. […]

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Snorricam : JME

HIR body mount in action

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DSLR Sound – Keep It Off The Camera?

When I am solo shooting a project with critical sound I would tend to use my FS100 or Sony EX1 – to me getting those XLR jacks and synched files make a huge improvement to the pleasure of shooting. Mainly I use me 5dmk2 as a B-Roll camera when shooting video projects. I think DLSRs really sing […]

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Strip it Back for Pickup Shots

Shooting in a stressed interviews and clients environment I like a big rig with a bunch of power and multiple options for sound, but out shooting pickups, especially on sticks, why not strip it all back? This is my Sony FS100 Leightweight rig for shooting pickup shots. I can power the SmallHD from Canon batteries, […]

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Light and Sound

I am a massive fan of 1/2 Aluminium Tube, not only does it fit all of my rigs it also fits Arri Grip heads. Have a look at this image, not only is the camera a HIR rig, but im also using very cheap 1/2Tube to keep the hairlight stand out of shot and get […]

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Testing Testing T60

Every HIR part will be made as ‘pre production’ tested on real shoots then brought into production phase Here is my PreProd T60 Rig on a couple of shoots, actually rigged with full gear for audio power and the rest..      

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Putting it All Away

Whenever I design a component, or a full rig or anything in between I always ask myself the question ‘where does this live’? My personal kit relies heavily on storage in ‘really useful boxes‘ – maybe Peli cases would be better, but maybe not, Pelis are heavy and expensive, great for the shooter who flies […]

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Battle Tested Plate

Jon from ShootBlue contacted me to put my car rig into his rental inventory.. before production was even complete. I provided him with this non anodized preproduction plate, large. He now has the anodized production version and returned this one after a year of being battered at his rental house, it is still fully functional   […]

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