Friday 8 March 2013


I'm sure most if not all of my cinematographer friends would frown upon this, but I'm almost finished making a DSLR shoulder rig. Yes, I would love one of those snazzy Zacuto rigs but they're exhorbitantly expensive and I can barely afford bus fare these days.

I based if on a design found at a blog called, sticking to 15mm tubing so more conventionally manufactured additions can be attached. Not bad, I suppose. I'm no engineer (my marine engineer dad's skills were barely passed down to me, not my natural forte) but it's sturdy enough. I've managed to successfully attach a Giotto quick release plate to it. Still a bit rough around the edges and a bit more spray paint needed but it ought to do the job for the time being.

Well, whaddayay know? I finished a project.

Thursday 7 March 2013

Promos, reports and deadlines.

Another haitus, another blog entry.

My time's not been my own of late. I tried working at a full time temp job but, sadly, it left me no time at all to get on with the things I'm supposed to be doing professionally. Even after that's ended, I've still loads to be doing.

This weekend I'm directing a promo for a children's charity. All going well with the location, that is. Quite excited to be shooting something again.

The screenplay I'm writing is also in progress (if a little behind, thanks to full time work) and on course for a deadline very soon.

I also completed my first paid script report recently. Happy customer, which made me happy. Need to get more of that going.

Going to be a hectic weekend. I might relax at some point in the future. But it's all good so far.