If you’ve not watched Peaky Blinders yet….. you should do. It’s one of the best British TV shows in years. Here’s the opening scene from the first episode to get you clued up/interested.

Hi, With the fast development of 4K cameras lately. And people, like you, starting to sell their DSLRs would you still recommend getting one or would you recommend to go ahead and go for 4K as well? Thanks

Hey man

I would say that 4k cameras are something to approach with caution at the moment. It’s all well shooting in 4K but can your computer handle it when it comes to editing power? I’m making a switch from my canon’s at some point but it’s not primarily due to 4K advancements. I would say it’s down to a lack of options the camera has to be versatile in the ways I want to shoot with it. For instance I find it utterly mind-blowing that canon have failed miserably to increase the capture speeds when it comes to frame rates. An iphone beats the camera in that department. Ok…. it’s not as good quality as a high end camera, but I refuse to believe that it’s beyond canon to innovate further and work with their loyal customers. I think they’ve just got a bit too sure of what they provide and other companies are now gunning to take the video market over. It’s certainly made me start to look elsewhere.

My advice to anyone is to get a camera which suits their situation best. HD video cameras are absolutely fine to shoot with. It’s going to take a good couple of years before 4K comes to be a widely accepted standard, so why not keep shooting in HD and practise getting better at filmmaking? And I say that in a general sense to everyone. There is far too much of a focus on gear over storytelling at the moment,  and I think this is a problem in many areas of filmmaking. A lot of people who promote themselves as directors are really cinematographers. They lack the understanding of communication and storytelling and how to get a crew behind you when it comes to conveying a message correctly. How to develop a script and build characters into physical beings. There’s a reverse snobbery to honing these skills where people think a camera bag full of tricks will make up for a lack in understanding of the core skills of directing. 

By far the most important thing people should be considering now is ‘how can I make better videos/films’. If 4K is honestly something that helps then by all means go for it, but as always I think it’s not the camera that’s at the centre of the success but more the core skills of the individual. Soon, camera abilities are going to start levelling out (because how much more advanced can they get in terms of an on screen image?). When this happens in years to come; I think it will ultimately mean more people trying to concentrate on their skill development in other areas away from tech specs. That will be a great moment for films in general because we’ll start to see a growth right across the board, not just in equipment levels.

In a nutshell man, I recommend you stick with whatever helps you make great videos (and that isn’t based around just the camera). 4K or no, the stories are out there to be told and content truly is king. Don’t look at them through the camera primarily just see them through your open mind.

Rx 

I didn't know you're into protest the hero, that's so cool man. i was at a gig of theirs in january, couldnt stay for their performance though since i had to leave early to catch my ride, but ill definitely catch them again sometime

Indeed I am man. Great band. I did a music video for them years and years ago in my early days - https://vimeo.com/3532994

"A failed romance. A restless sense of longing. As it’s always been, these are raw ingredients that get mulled, weighed, processed — and ultimately transformed into art."
Walt Whitman
NEW GEAR: RODE’S STEREO VIDEOMIC X
The guys at Rode just sent over the specs for their newest stereo video mic and man oh MAN what a piece of gear (click the photos for a closer look). I’m hoping to get my hands on one of these in the very near future but this looks like an all new level of audio for video/film professionals looking to go that one step further. Audio is just as important as video and when we consider the huge leaps that we’ve seen from recent camera releases, it’s refreshing to see that Rode are looking to raise the bar too in terms of what they can offer. Personally for me I’m always excited to see what these guys do next. I’ve heard on the grapevine from some inside links that a possible new video mic pro could well be on the horizon to match this beast. How much truth is in that? We’ll have to wait and see.
Here are the raw details:
ACOUSTIC PRINCIPLE: 
Pressure gradient

POLAR PATTERN: 
Cardioid (in X-Y stereo)

FREQUENCY: 
Rate: 40Hz ~ 20kHz
Range (High Pass Filter): 0, 75, 150Hz

TECHNICAL DATA:
Variable Level: -10, 0, +20dBOutput Impedence: 200ΩSignal to Noise Ratio: 82 dBA SPL (as per IEC651)Equivalent Noise: 12 dBA SPL (as per IEC651)Maximum SPL: 143dB SPLDynamic Range: 131 dB SPLSensitivity: -32 dB re 1V/Pa (25mV @ 94dB SPL) ± 2dB @ 1kHz

WEIGHT / DIMENSIONS:
300g / 100mm H, 102mm W, 118mm L

POWER:
9V alkaline battery or P48 (via miniXLR)30 Hours battery life

WARRANTY:
10 year warranty - with online registration

Here’s the official release from the company though regarding the VideoMic X:
Australian audio company RØDE Microphones is excited to announce a new standard for broadcast-quality, immersive audio recording for on-camera use. The Stereo VideoMic X is RØDE’s flagship microphone for single-system audio, featuring acoustically matched true-condenser capsules and the option for balanced XLR output.
Designed and manufactured at RØDE’s headquarters in Sydney, Australia, using a ‘no expense spared’ approach to engineering, RØDE has employed only the finest audiophile-grade components in designing the Stereo VideoMic X. With an acoustically matched pair of externally-biased, true condenser capsules, the SVMX offers the highest level of performance of any stereo microphone from RØDE. These capsules in turn are independently housed in integrated Rycote® Lyre multi-axis shock mounts, protecting the sensitive transducers from any bumps or vibration without needing to suspend the microphone body.
Its body is constructed from aluminium, ensuring an extremely high level of RF rejection, while remaining lightweight (300gm/101Ž2oz). Critical body components such as the capsule and shoe mounts are precision machined to ensure the tightest possible tolerances, thereby minimising any acoustic resonance.
In addition to 3.5mm stereo output (via the included RØDE SC2 cable) the SVMX has the option of outputting a balanced signal via mini XLR, which can be used simultaneously. This gives the user a broadcast-grade output for professional camera systems and audio recorders.
The rear panel of the microphone features a range of adjustments to maximise the SVMX’s performance in almost any situation, including a three-stage high pass filter (0/75/150Hz), a three-stage level control (-10/0/+20dB) and an innovative frequency boost which is designed to help pick out high frequency detail, such as voices, in a recording environment. The boost will also combat any high frequency loss experienced with the use of wind protection. For the first time on any RØDE microphone these settings are accessed via press-button digital switching, which minimises the chance of settings being changed accidentally. For added convenience the SVMX will retain your settings when the microphone is powered off.
The microphone can be powered by either an internal 9V battery or by the P48 phantom power standard via XLR.
“The Stereo VideoMic X not only raises the bar for on-camera audio, it shatters it.” Commented Damien Wilson, RØDE’s Global Marketing & Sales Manager during the product launch at IBC. “When we started the “X” project we had the objective of creating the best of the best and I believe we’ve done just that. The SVMX is the ultimate tool for superlative audio capture in any environment.”
Like many other RØDE microphones, the Stereo VideoMic X is covered by a ten year warranty following registration on www.rodemic.com.
The RØDE Stereo VideoMic X is being demonstrated at the IBC show in Amsterdam, on booth 8.D56 and shipping globally in October 2014. 
Hear the moment now at www.rodemic.com/svmx.
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NEW GEAR: RODE’S STEREO VIDEOMIC X
The guys at Rode just sent over the specs for their newest stereo video mic and man oh MAN what a piece of gear (click the photos for a closer look). I’m hoping to get my hands on one of these in the very near future but this looks like an all new level of audio for video/film professionals looking to go that one step further. Audio is just as important as video and when we consider the huge leaps that we’ve seen from recent camera releases, it’s refreshing to see that Rode are looking to raise the bar too in terms of what they can offer. Personally for me I’m always excited to see what these guys do next. I’ve heard on the grapevine from some inside links that a possible new video mic pro could well be on the horizon to match this beast. How much truth is in that? We’ll have to wait and see.
Here are the raw details:
ACOUSTIC PRINCIPLE: 
Pressure gradient

POLAR PATTERN: 
Cardioid (in X-Y stereo)

FREQUENCY: 
Rate: 40Hz ~ 20kHz
Range (High Pass Filter): 0, 75, 150Hz

TECHNICAL DATA:
Variable Level: -10, 0, +20dBOutput Impedence: 200ΩSignal to Noise Ratio: 82 dBA SPL (as per IEC651)Equivalent Noise: 12 dBA SPL (as per IEC651)Maximum SPL: 143dB SPLDynamic Range: 131 dB SPLSensitivity: -32 dB re 1V/Pa (25mV @ 94dB SPL) ± 2dB @ 1kHz

WEIGHT / DIMENSIONS:
300g / 100mm H, 102mm W, 118mm L

POWER:
9V alkaline battery or P48 (via miniXLR)30 Hours battery life

WARRANTY:
10 year warranty - with online registration

Here’s the official release from the company though regarding the VideoMic X:
Australian audio company RØDE Microphones is excited to announce a new standard for broadcast-quality, immersive audio recording for on-camera use. The Stereo VideoMic X is RØDE’s flagship microphone for single-system audio, featuring acoustically matched true-condenser capsules and the option for balanced XLR output.
Designed and manufactured at RØDE’s headquarters in Sydney, Australia, using a ‘no expense spared’ approach to engineering, RØDE has employed only the finest audiophile-grade components in designing the Stereo VideoMic X. With an acoustically matched pair of externally-biased, true condenser capsules, the SVMX offers the highest level of performance of any stereo microphone from RØDE. These capsules in turn are independently housed in integrated Rycote® Lyre multi-axis shock mounts, protecting the sensitive transducers from any bumps or vibration without needing to suspend the microphone body.
Its body is constructed from aluminium, ensuring an extremely high level of RF rejection, while remaining lightweight (300gm/101Ž2oz). Critical body components such as the capsule and shoe mounts are precision machined to ensure the tightest possible tolerances, thereby minimising any acoustic resonance.
In addition to 3.5mm stereo output (via the included RØDE SC2 cable) the SVMX has the option of outputting a balanced signal via mini XLR, which can be used simultaneously. This gives the user a broadcast-grade output for professional camera systems and audio recorders.
The rear panel of the microphone features a range of adjustments to maximise the SVMX’s performance in almost any situation, including a three-stage high pass filter (0/75/150Hz), a three-stage level control (-10/0/+20dB) and an innovative frequency boost which is designed to help pick out high frequency detail, such as voices, in a recording environment. The boost will also combat any high frequency loss experienced with the use of wind protection. For the first time on any RØDE microphone these settings are accessed via press-button digital switching, which minimises the chance of settings being changed accidentally. For added convenience the SVMX will retain your settings when the microphone is powered off.
The microphone can be powered by either an internal 9V battery or by the P48 phantom power standard via XLR.
“The Stereo VideoMic X not only raises the bar for on-camera audio, it shatters it.” Commented Damien Wilson, RØDE’s Global Marketing & Sales Manager during the product launch at IBC. “When we started the “X” project we had the objective of creating the best of the best and I believe we’ve done just that. The SVMX is the ultimate tool for superlative audio capture in any environment.”
Like many other RØDE microphones, the Stereo VideoMic X is covered by a ten year warranty following registration on www.rodemic.com.
The RØDE Stereo VideoMic X is being demonstrated at the IBC show in Amsterdam, on booth 8.D56 and shipping globally in October 2014. 
Hear the moment now at www.rodemic.com/svmx.
ZoomInfo
NEW GEAR: RODE’S STEREO VIDEOMIC X
The guys at Rode just sent over the specs for their newest stereo video mic and man oh MAN what a piece of gear (click the photos for a closer look). I’m hoping to get my hands on one of these in the very near future but this looks like an all new level of audio for video/film professionals looking to go that one step further. Audio is just as important as video and when we consider the huge leaps that we’ve seen from recent camera releases, it’s refreshing to see that Rode are looking to raise the bar too in terms of what they can offer. Personally for me I’m always excited to see what these guys do next. I’ve heard on the grapevine from some inside links that a possible new video mic pro could well be on the horizon to match this beast. How much truth is in that? We’ll have to wait and see.
Here are the raw details:
ACOUSTIC PRINCIPLE: 
Pressure gradient

POLAR PATTERN: 
Cardioid (in X-Y stereo)

FREQUENCY: 
Rate: 40Hz ~ 20kHz
Range (High Pass Filter): 0, 75, 150Hz

TECHNICAL DATA:
Variable Level: -10, 0, +20dBOutput Impedence: 200ΩSignal to Noise Ratio: 82 dBA SPL (as per IEC651)Equivalent Noise: 12 dBA SPL (as per IEC651)Maximum SPL: 143dB SPLDynamic Range: 131 dB SPLSensitivity: -32 dB re 1V/Pa (25mV @ 94dB SPL) ± 2dB @ 1kHz

WEIGHT / DIMENSIONS:
300g / 100mm H, 102mm W, 118mm L

POWER:
9V alkaline battery or P48 (via miniXLR)30 Hours battery life

WARRANTY:
10 year warranty - with online registration

Here’s the official release from the company though regarding the VideoMic X:
Australian audio company RØDE Microphones is excited to announce a new standard for broadcast-quality, immersive audio recording for on-camera use. The Stereo VideoMic X is RØDE’s flagship microphone for single-system audio, featuring acoustically matched true-condenser capsules and the option for balanced XLR output.
Designed and manufactured at RØDE’s headquarters in Sydney, Australia, using a ‘no expense spared’ approach to engineering, RØDE has employed only the finest audiophile-grade components in designing the Stereo VideoMic X. With an acoustically matched pair of externally-biased, true condenser capsules, the SVMX offers the highest level of performance of any stereo microphone from RØDE. These capsules in turn are independently housed in integrated Rycote® Lyre multi-axis shock mounts, protecting the sensitive transducers from any bumps or vibration without needing to suspend the microphone body.
Its body is constructed from aluminium, ensuring an extremely high level of RF rejection, while remaining lightweight (300gm/101Ž2oz). Critical body components such as the capsule and shoe mounts are precision machined to ensure the tightest possible tolerances, thereby minimising any acoustic resonance.
In addition to 3.5mm stereo output (via the included RØDE SC2 cable) the SVMX has the option of outputting a balanced signal via mini XLR, which can be used simultaneously. This gives the user a broadcast-grade output for professional camera systems and audio recorders.
The rear panel of the microphone features a range of adjustments to maximise the SVMX’s performance in almost any situation, including a three-stage high pass filter (0/75/150Hz), a three-stage level control (-10/0/+20dB) and an innovative frequency boost which is designed to help pick out high frequency detail, such as voices, in a recording environment. The boost will also combat any high frequency loss experienced with the use of wind protection. For the first time on any RØDE microphone these settings are accessed via press-button digital switching, which minimises the chance of settings being changed accidentally. For added convenience the SVMX will retain your settings when the microphone is powered off.
The microphone can be powered by either an internal 9V battery or by the P48 phantom power standard via XLR.
“The Stereo VideoMic X not only raises the bar for on-camera audio, it shatters it.” Commented Damien Wilson, RØDE’s Global Marketing & Sales Manager during the product launch at IBC. “When we started the “X” project we had the objective of creating the best of the best and I believe we’ve done just that. The SVMX is the ultimate tool for superlative audio capture in any environment.”
Like many other RØDE microphones, the Stereo VideoMic X is covered by a ten year warranty following registration on www.rodemic.com.
The RØDE Stereo VideoMic X is being demonstrated at the IBC show in Amsterdam, on booth 8.D56 and shipping globally in October 2014. 
Hear the moment now at www.rodemic.com/svmx.
ZoomInfo
NEW GEAR: RODE’S STEREO VIDEOMIC X
The guys at Rode just sent over the specs for their newest stereo video mic and man oh MAN what a piece of gear (click the photos for a closer look). I’m hoping to get my hands on one of these in the very near future but this looks like an all new level of audio for video/film professionals looking to go that one step further. Audio is just as important as video and when we consider the huge leaps that we’ve seen from recent camera releases, it’s refreshing to see that Rode are looking to raise the bar too in terms of what they can offer. Personally for me I’m always excited to see what these guys do next. I’ve heard on the grapevine from some inside links that a possible new video mic pro could well be on the horizon to match this beast. How much truth is in that? We’ll have to wait and see.
Here are the raw details:
ACOUSTIC PRINCIPLE: 
Pressure gradient

POLAR PATTERN: 
Cardioid (in X-Y stereo)

FREQUENCY: 
Rate: 40Hz ~ 20kHz
Range (High Pass Filter): 0, 75, 150Hz

TECHNICAL DATA:
Variable Level: -10, 0, +20dBOutput Impedence: 200ΩSignal to Noise Ratio: 82 dBA SPL (as per IEC651)Equivalent Noise: 12 dBA SPL (as per IEC651)Maximum SPL: 143dB SPLDynamic Range: 131 dB SPLSensitivity: -32 dB re 1V/Pa (25mV @ 94dB SPL) ± 2dB @ 1kHz

WEIGHT / DIMENSIONS:
300g / 100mm H, 102mm W, 118mm L

POWER:
9V alkaline battery or P48 (via miniXLR)30 Hours battery life

WARRANTY:
10 year warranty - with online registration

Here’s the official release from the company though regarding the VideoMic X:
Australian audio company RØDE Microphones is excited to announce a new standard for broadcast-quality, immersive audio recording for on-camera use. The Stereo VideoMic X is RØDE’s flagship microphone for single-system audio, featuring acoustically matched true-condenser capsules and the option for balanced XLR output.
Designed and manufactured at RØDE’s headquarters in Sydney, Australia, using a ‘no expense spared’ approach to engineering, RØDE has employed only the finest audiophile-grade components in designing the Stereo VideoMic X. With an acoustically matched pair of externally-biased, true condenser capsules, the SVMX offers the highest level of performance of any stereo microphone from RØDE. These capsules in turn are independently housed in integrated Rycote® Lyre multi-axis shock mounts, protecting the sensitive transducers from any bumps or vibration without needing to suspend the microphone body.
Its body is constructed from aluminium, ensuring an extremely high level of RF rejection, while remaining lightweight (300gm/101Ž2oz). Critical body components such as the capsule and shoe mounts are precision machined to ensure the tightest possible tolerances, thereby minimising any acoustic resonance.
In addition to 3.5mm stereo output (via the included RØDE SC2 cable) the SVMX has the option of outputting a balanced signal via mini XLR, which can be used simultaneously. This gives the user a broadcast-grade output for professional camera systems and audio recorders.
The rear panel of the microphone features a range of adjustments to maximise the SVMX’s performance in almost any situation, including a three-stage high pass filter (0/75/150Hz), a three-stage level control (-10/0/+20dB) and an innovative frequency boost which is designed to help pick out high frequency detail, such as voices, in a recording environment. The boost will also combat any high frequency loss experienced with the use of wind protection. For the first time on any RØDE microphone these settings are accessed via press-button digital switching, which minimises the chance of settings being changed accidentally. For added convenience the SVMX will retain your settings when the microphone is powered off.
The microphone can be powered by either an internal 9V battery or by the P48 phantom power standard via XLR.
“The Stereo VideoMic X not only raises the bar for on-camera audio, it shatters it.” Commented Damien Wilson, RØDE’s Global Marketing & Sales Manager during the product launch at IBC. “When we started the “X” project we had the objective of creating the best of the best and I believe we’ve done just that. The SVMX is the ultimate tool for superlative audio capture in any environment.”
Like many other RØDE microphones, the Stereo VideoMic X is covered by a ten year warranty following registration on www.rodemic.com.
The RØDE Stereo VideoMic X is being demonstrated at the IBC show in Amsterdam, on booth 8.D56 and shipping globally in October 2014. 
Hear the moment now at www.rodemic.com/svmx.
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NEW GEAR: RODE’S STEREO VIDEOMIC X

The guys at Rode just sent over the specs for their newest stereo video mic and man oh MAN what a piece of gear (click the photos for a closer look). I’m hoping to get my hands on one of these in the very near future but this looks like an all new level of audio for video/film professionals looking to go that one step further. Audio is just as important as video and when we consider the huge leaps that we’ve seen from recent camera releases, it’s refreshing to see that Rode are looking to raise the bar too in terms of what they can offer. Personally for me I’m always excited to see what these guys do next. I’ve heard on the grapevine from some inside links that a possible new video mic pro could well be on the horizon to match this beast. How much truth is in that? We’ll have to wait and see.

Here are the raw details:

ACOUSTIC PRINCIPLE: 
Pressure gradient
POLAR PATTERN: 
Cardioid (in X-Y stereo)
FREQUENCY: 
Rate: 40Hz ~ 20kHz
Range (High Pass Filter): 0, 75, 150Hz
TECHNICAL DATA:
Variable Level: -10, 0, +20dB
Output Impedence: 200Ω
Signal to Noise Ratio: 82 dBA SPL (as per IEC651)
Equivalent Noise: 12 dBA SPL (as per IEC651)
Maximum SPL: 143dB SPL
Dynamic Range: 131 dB SPL
Sensitivity: -32 dB re 1V/Pa (25mV @ 94dB SPL) ± 2dB @ 1kHz
WEIGHT / DIMENSIONS:
300g / 100mm H, 102mm W, 118mm L
POWER:
9V alkaline battery or P48 (via miniXLR)
30 Hours battery life
WARRANTY:
10 year warranty - with online registration

Here’s the official release from the company though regarding the VideoMic X:

Australian audio company RØDE Microphones is excited to announce a new standard for broadcast-quality, immersive audio recording for on-camera use. The Stereo VideoMic X is RØDE’s flagship microphone for single-system audio, featuring acoustically matched true-condenser capsules and the option for balanced XLR output.

Designed and manufactured at RØDE’s headquarters in Sydney, Australia, using a ‘no expense spared’ approach to engineering, RØDE has employed only the finest audiophile-grade components in designing the Stereo VideoMic X. With an acoustically matched pair of externally-biased, true condenser capsules, the SVMX offers the highest level of performance of any stereo microphone from RØDE. These capsules in turn are independently housed in integrated Rycote® Lyre multi-axis shock mounts, protecting the sensitive transducers from any bumps or vibration without needing to suspend the microphone body.

Its body is constructed from aluminium, ensuring an extremely high level of RF rejection, while remaining lightweight (300gm/101Ž2oz). Critical body components such as the capsule and shoe mounts are precision machined to ensure the tightest possible tolerances, thereby minimising any acoustic resonance.

In addition to 3.5mm stereo output (via the included RØDE SC2 cable) the SVMX has the option of outputting a balanced signal via mini XLR, which can be used simultaneously. This gives the user a broadcast-grade output for professional camera systems and audio recorders.

The rear panel of the microphone features a range of adjustments to maximise the SVMX’s performance in almost any situation, including a three-stage high pass filter (0/75/150Hz), a three-stage level control (-10/0/+20dB) and an innovative frequency boost which is designed to help pick out high frequency detail, such as voices, in a recording environment. The boost will also combat any high frequency loss experienced with the use of wind protection. For the first time on any RØDE microphone these settings are accessed via press-button digital switching, which minimises the chance of settings being changed accidentally. For added convenience the SVMX will retain your settings when the microphone is powered off.

The microphone can be powered by either an internal 9V battery or by the P48 phantom power standard via XLR.

“The Stereo VideoMic X not only raises the bar for on-camera audio, it shatters it.” Commented Damien Wilson, RØDE’s Global Marketing & Sales Manager during the product launch at IBC. “When we started the “X” project we had the objective of creating the best of the best and I believe we’ve done just that. The SVMX is the ultimate tool for superlative audio capture in any environment.”

Like many other RØDE microphones, the Stereo VideoMic X is covered by a ten year warranty following registration on www.rodemic.com.

The RØDE Stereo VideoMic X is being demonstrated at the IBC show in Amsterdam, on booth 8.D56 and shipping globally in October 2014.

Hear the moment now at www.rodemic.com/svmx.

"Someone told me some secrets early on about living. You have to remind yourself that you can do the very best you can when you’re very, very relaxed. No matter what it is, no matter what your job is, the more relaxed you are, the better you are. That’s sort of why I got into acting. I realised that the more fun I had, the better I did it, and I thought, Well, that’s a job I can be proud of. I’d be proud to have that job, if I had to go to work and say, ‘No matter what my condition or what my mood is, no matter how I feel about what’s going on in my life, if I can relax myself and enjoy what I’m doing and have fun with it, then I can do my job really well.’ And it’s changed my life, learning that. And it’s made me better at what I do. I’m not the greatest or anything. But I really enjoy what I do."
Bill Murray on why it’s important to stay relaxed in whatever it is you do, and success will follow.
Checking locations yesterday. I found a place I’d like my production office to be in the future when I’ve ‘calmed down’ a little haha. What lies behind me there is one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the UK. Oddly enough I get a great sense of peace from it and myself and Ant Barrett (my friend and cinematographer who took this picture) found ourselves sat down taking it all in for about an hour. It was the first time in a long time I felt completely at peace. The only thing that was missing was ‘Pink Floyd - Us And Them’ playing in the air (go listen to the start of that song to get an idea of how chilled it is).
It’s no news to everyone I’ve been posting a lot less on this blog, but a big part of this reason is I’ve had a lot to attend to in my life. I haven’t felt particularly positive as I’ve gone through some personal stuff which doesn’t really (at the moment) belong on any of my pages. I do however have an article to post in the future where I’m going to talk about some of the hurdles I’ve dealt with lately and how it’s best to approach them in terms of being a director/filmmaker. 
There’s been a lot of work going on through which as always is my saviour. Furthermore I’ve got back in the water surfing which I’ve really missed. I have a detailed post on ‘filming in a recording studio’ coming where I’ll talk about how I approached my recent stint with The Devil Wears Prada as they recorded ‘something awesome’ over the space of a week. Until then, be well and remember to value who you are and what you’re worth. Do not give way to fools, just keep being creative. 
Rx
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Camera

iPhone 5s

ISO

32

Aperture

f/2.2

Exposure

1/477th

Focal Length

4mm

Checking locations yesterday. I found a place I’d like my production office to be in the future when I’ve ‘calmed down’ a little haha. What lies behind me there is one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the UK. Oddly enough I get a great sense of peace from it and myself and Ant Barrett (my friend and cinematographer who took this picture) found ourselves sat down taking it all in for about an hour. It was the first time in a long time I felt completely at peace. The only thing that was missing was ‘Pink Floyd - Us And Them’ playing in the air (go listen to the start of that song to get an idea of how chilled it is).

It’s no news to everyone I’ve been posting a lot less on this blog, but a big part of this reason is I’ve had a lot to attend to in my life. I haven’t felt particularly positive as I’ve gone through some personal stuff which doesn’t really (at the moment) belong on any of my pages. I do however have an article to post in the future where I’m going to talk about some of the hurdles I’ve dealt with lately and how it’s best to approach them in terms of being a director/filmmaker. 

There’s been a lot of work going on through which as always is my saviour. Furthermore I’ve got back in the water surfing which I’ve really missed. I have a detailed post on ‘filming in a recording studio’ coming where I’ll talk about how I approached my recent stint with The Devil Wears Prada as they recorded ‘something awesome’ over the space of a week. Until then, be well and remember to value who you are and what you’re worth. Do not give way to fools, just keep being creative. 

Rx

"I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience."
Meryl Streep