Good afternoon! Its a blazing hot day here, I'm preparing my trip to IBC (checking flights and passes etc), and getting to know the other IBC Rising Stars at this years IBC in Amsterdam. I'm so excited! I've been busy with a variety of jobs since my last post, including photography and shooting. I helped out a make up artist friend of mine by doing a photoshoot with a model in Hampton Court and Bushy Park. Here are some of the best photos:
Leanne Cook is the Make Up Artist and has loads of experience in TV and special occasion make up. Here's a link to her site - http://www.leannecook-mua.com/
I've also been working on a couple of weddings with JHWF, here is one that I shot in The Orangery, Holland Park, Kensington.
Other recent updates include the testing and shoot with the Camax LCD High Definition Field Monitor for videography, cinematography, broadcasting and photography. A full review of the field monitor will be uploaded soon, for now here are a couple of stills and my first thoughts about the monitor.
- Very easy to use straight out the box (although lack of battery and longer cables held me back from using it immediately on location, which I had to purchase separately.)
- Basic functionality for a low cost solution.
- Lightweight; great for on location or light rig solutions.
- Overall a good basic solution to a field monitor, however this product should be specified by its packaging and reflected in the quality in design of the packaging and the manual and firmware.
- I was surprised to see a battery not included.
What else has been going on? Oh yes! I am now a Manfrotto Local Hero, and have my profile on their page! Many thanks to Dave Beck for your help, and I am extremely excited for our LED lighting field test shoot this Friday! I will be testing out the 5 new on-camera LED lights, as well as the new 1x1 flood panels (bi-colour and daylight/tungsten), got a music video and model shoot lined up so keep following for the updates!
Here is the link to my Manfrotto Local Heroes profile - http://www.manfrotto.us/Local+Heroes/Adam+Plowden/52400709
Apart from all that, IBC is coming up next week which I am so ecstatically excited for! If you are attending and want to meet up then get in touch!