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Congratulations to Hamish Beeston - PFRE Videographer of the Month for April/May

Published: 01/06/2017

Congratulations to Hamish Beeston, Bristol, UK who has won the April/May  PFRE videographer of the Month Contest. Here is his winning video.

Here are the contestants that the jurors awarded points to this month:

  1. Hamish Beeston
  2. John Lindsay
  3. Allan MacKenzie
  4. Joshua Vernon-Rogers
  5. Dave Dwyer
  6. Jarett Horton
  7. Patrick Bertolino

Don't forget to check out the comments in the PFRE Flickr contest group by jurors and others. There is a lot of good commentary on the photos this month.

Here are Hamish's comments about his winning video:

Thanks to the judges for their votes this time. I'm really delighted to win, especially in such a strong field. And thanks as ever to Larry for the fantastic resource that is PFRE.

I think this group of films is an excellent snapshot of pretty much all the various techniques that go into RE films at the moment. Highlights for me are Dave Dwyer's amazing gimbal work - best I've seen - and the way Joshua Vernon-Rogers filmed his model - so stylishly done.

For those interested in tech specs, the film was shot on the Sony Fs7, with Canon L series 16-35, 24-70 and 70-200 mm lenses. We used a Sigma Art 50 mm for the interviews, and a second camera angle with a Sony A7s. Grip gear is my trusty 10 year old Wally Dolly and DJI Ronin. All editing including colour correction done on Premiere Pro.

Larry Lohrman

4 comments on “Congratulations to Hamish Beeston - PFRE Videographer of the Month for April/May”

  1. great videos - lots of interesting ideas. What are the rules for shooting video of people in public places for real estate and/or developer use - as a former newspaper
    photographer our rules varied on whether editorial shots were important breaking news, sporting or feature images - feature images being just 'pretty' photos e.g. people sunning
    themselves on a warm day, trudging through the snow in a storm, etc. We usually needed names if there were less than 6 people in
    the shot in a public place. For any advertising or commercial work there needed to be model releases.

    What is everyone using for the walkabout videos - i'm looking for a female-friendly solution that's not too heavy. Thanks for any input.

  2. Thanks for the comments guys!

    Shane re your question re shooting people in public places for RE use, it's a bit of a grey area - at least in the UK. Strictly speaking you are meant to seek local authority permission for filming in many places (eg Central London) but most of us just do it on the fly. Possibly worth a separate thread on this Larry - I'm sure we all have differing experiences of this?

    Re kit for walkabout videos, I use a Ronin plus Sony Fs7, which is not light but very stable. More popular I think is the lighter Ronin M, together with a DSLR such a Sony A7s. I think there have been separate threads like this here in the last 12 months or so re the best / lightest gimbal systems.

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