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 Zhiyun V2 Crane gimbal) * View test footage
DJI Osmo hand-held gimbal, Sony 4K camera head * (£35/day)
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
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

Mirror Box kit for ‘down-the-lens’ interviews. Also converts to autocue. I can supply an Androd tablet with basic autocue software. See latest news for more information. (£25-£45/day)

LIGHTING

Kino-Flo Diva-Lite 400 (daylight or tungsten)
Dedolight kit – 3 x heads, dimmers, clamps, gobo projector with assorted gobos
Litepanels Astra 1x1ft LED + softbox
Ikan large LED battery powered light, variable colour temp & dimmer *
Lastolite 1.8 x 1.2m reflector silver/white *
Chimera Softbox *
2 x Arri 800W Red Heads *
3 x Arri 650W Fresnel *
Arri Autopole x 2 *
Magic arms x 2 *
Various Superclamps *
Arri sandbags x 2 *

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 *
Interfit background system with various textured backgrounds *

GRIP

Sachtler V18 S1 Tripod
Sachtler DV12 Tripod *
Wally Dolly – lightweight, quick setup, 4m track with hi-hat * (£50/day)
iFootage Shark Slider (for GH5 only) *
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.