Archive for Category: "Equipment"

FKA TWIGS – Pendulum

FKA TWIGS – Pendulum

Directed by FKA Twigs hereself and lit by DoP Ben Magahy. We shot this promo entirely on my MK-V Omega AR rig. Lots of nice shots and a little head spinning. FKA twigs – Pendulum – YouTube from Thomas English on Vimeo

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EQUIPMENT

I use a variety of equipment from different suppliers including MK-V, Optical Support and Steadicam Tiffen. Cameras are supplied by facilities companies like Favarental, Panavision, Arri, Take2 or Focus 24. Occasionally I will subhire in a camera for your job but generally I will use the camera already provided by production. Steadicam quotes do not […]

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Ringlight control

When the subject gets too close to a ringlight often they become too hot (bright). We quickly want to start controlling the ringlight power on the move. For a commercial for Liang O’rouk we had a beam of light fly through a building. Time for ringlight control! I ended up using blue tak to fix […]

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Two RED cameras on a Steadicam 3D rig

NEWS AND BLOG Thomas English, UK based Freelance Steadicam Owner/Operator 07970 025 389 3D RED cameras on Steadicam from Thomas English on Vimeo. Patric at Fava rental has had his P+S Technik Freestyle 3D rig delivered. So I did some Steadicam testing. I could not wait to try it out with two RED cameras in. […]

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P+S Technik Freestyle 3D Mirror Rig for Steadicam and Handheld

NEWS AND BLOG Thomas English, UK based Freelance Steadicam Owner/Operator 07970 025 389 P+S Technik Freestyle 3D Mirror Rig from Thomas English on Vimeo. So this is the lightweight 3D mirror rig, enabling 2 cameras for stereoscopic production, from P+S Technik called the “Freestyle 3D Rig” developed by Philippe Bordelais. Its great for Steadicam! It […]

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Geared Head Action

Geared Head Action

Thomas English, UK based Steadicam Operator 07970 025 389 Whilst not a Steadicam job. A few months ago I was asked to operate on a promo for Bonobo. The orginal idea was to come up with some kind of hot head that would constantly turn with no remorse for framing. The choreography was going to […]

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Operating Super Low-Mode

Thomas English, UK based Steadicam Operator 07970 025 389 from Thomas English on Vimeo. Here. I am Operating Steadicam in super low mode with 8 inch actors! You see here I was asked by Malcolm Hadley to shoot 8 inch actors as though they were 6 ft humans. So to get the camera this low […]

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Low mode Steadicam shot over car bonnet

Thomas English, UK based Steadicam Operator 07970 025 389 I am doing what is a dirty low-mode shot. The rig is turned upside down to get the camera lower however here the camera is upside down too (the dirty part). The advantage of the dirty low-mode is how quickly I can get into low-mode. It […]

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Panavised Steadicam Running

Thomas English, UK based Steadicam Operator 07970 025 389 Here I am shooting a running sequence on the Panaflex 35mm camera. Really I should be using a quad bike or a much lighter camera but sometimes you don’t have a quad bike nor a lighter camera. Dave Miller asked me so nicely, I had to […]

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