Equipment List

Fundamental to any shoot is a comprehensive, reliable kit. I am proud to have all of my own equipment and I carry spares of almost everything. As an electronics engineer previously I take maintenance seriously and carry out PAT testing in-house.

Whichever cameras I bring on a shoot, you have full access to my lighting and support kit. Much of this is included in my rate, but I may make a small (pre-agreed) charge on some extras or where a large amount of non-standard kit is requested. Please note that items marked * are not normally kept in the vehicle and should be requested before the shoot.

CAMERAS

Sony F5 Cinema Camera – HD/2K/4K; 10-bit recording; 4:4:2 and 4:4:4 colour space (NOTE: This is the ‘big brother’ camera to the Sony FS7, more about the Sony FS7 here)
Panasonic GH5* Leica 12-60mm f2.8 (with DJI Ronin S gimbal) * (£95/day)
DJI Osmo hand-held gimbal, Sony 4K camera head * (£25/day)
GoPro
Samsung 360° video camera. Shoots 4K. More info
Canon 5D MkII *

LENSES – ZOOM

Canon Cine Zoom 18-80 f4.4
Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8
Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8
Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8
Canon EF 100-400mm f4-5.6 * (£30/day)
Leica 12-60mm f2.8

LENSES – PRIME * (£25/day set)

Samyang 24mm T1.5
Samyang 35mm T1.5
Samyang 50mm T1.5
Samyang 85mm T1.5
Samyang 135mm T2.2
Macro extension tubes for above

INTERVIEW SUPPORT

VoxBox Pro Mirror Box kit for ‘down-the-lens’ interviews. Also converts to autocue. I can supply an Android tablet with voice-driven autocue software.  (£45/day)

LIGHTING

Fomex FL1200 1×2 ft flexible LED panel, with softbox, grid and Liteball
Fomex FL600 1×1 ft flexible LED panel, with softbox
Litepanels Astra 1x1ft LED + softbox
Kino-Flo Diva-Lite 400 (daylight or tungsten)
Dedolight kit – 3 x heads, dimmers, clamps, gobo projector with assorted gobos
Lastolite 1.8 x 1.2m reflector silver/white *
2 x Arri 800W Red Heads *
3 x Arri 650W Fresnel *
Arri Autopole x 2 *
Magic arms x 2 *
Various Superclamps *

MONITORING

Sony 17″ OLED HD-SDI Broadcast Production Monitor; 2 x 42Ah 12V Battery boxes; stand * (£95/day)
Marshall 7″ HD-SDI field monitor (with False Colour mode)
Black Magic 7″ 4K on-board monitor/4K recorder SDI/HDMI in/out
Teradek Bolt HD zero-delay wireless video link (can be rigged to either monitor)

BACKGROUNDS

Large green screen 3m x 5m (allows full length presenter shots) *
Lastolite 6x7ft Mid-grey/black background *
Lastolite 6x7ft Green screen *
Lastolite 6x7ft Blue screen *
Lastolite Black/white background *

GRIP

Sachtler V18 S1 Tripod
Sachtler DV12 Tripod *
Wally Dolly – lightweight, quick setup, 4m track with hi-hat * (£50/day)
iFootage Shark Slider *
Zhiyun Crane V2 – handheld gimbal to take GH5 camera and 12-60mm f2.8 lens.* View test footage

SOUND *

Sennheiser ME66 boom mic * (similar to 416)
Sony Diversity radio mic with ECM-77 head (New 2012 model using legal frequency)*
Tram tie clip, wired *
Boom arm stand; basket & pistol grip *

DATA WRANGLING

Mac Book Air
ShotPut Pro for verified data transfer
Sony Catalyst Browse
Adobe Premiere CC and After Effects CC for on-set tests

PORTABLE EDITING

See the Editing page

TRANSPORT

Volvo V70 Estate
Fully insured for business use as a cameraman
AA breakdown cover (highest service level)

EXTRA EQUIPMENT

I have accounts with equipment hire companies in the North, so any extras can be hired in as needed. Just ask.