Category Archives: 2013

LOVE Hz

This Is Not a Goodbye, My Darling, This Is a Thank You Remember your first GF or BF? Of course you do. Mine is Christina McWilliams, a vision of 16-year-old loveliness. She gives me her school pin. I give her … Continue reading

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MISTAKES: I’VE MADE A FEW – OK, A LOT

How I love American Cinematographer magazine. Next to Digital Video, it’s my all-time favorite. Every month I open it to the inside back cover, the same as you do with Digital Video, but instead of my stuff, there’s an interview … Continue reading

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DRONUS INTERRUPTUS

The Job That Flew Away You remember Mary from my Production Diary a couple of months ago. Yes, of course you do: she’s the client who said, “It’s perfect. I absolutely love it!” and then, a few weeks later, wanted … Continue reading

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DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?

With Me, They Happen All the Time Miracle at the BBC I am making a VidiWall about the first 50 years of British television. I am in the office of the head of the BBC’s library. It’s 1986 and I … Continue reading

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THE SHINY BLACK DOOR

When New Technology Was Banned I cross the park in Soho Square, go to number 2 and press the buzzer. It’s 1964 and I’ve just arrived from Australia. Eventually the lock on the shiny black door clicks open and I … Continue reading

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SEARCHING FOR SILVERMAN

The Cat Stays in the Picture” It’s Friday morning and the phone is ringing. “Howard here. I need a 10-minute video about my new product. Can you do it?” “Sure, how about 10 tomorrow. I’ll shoot it greenscreen.” Greenscreen is … Continue reading

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MY CLAIM TO FLAME

The Best of My Stuff His name is Chuck. At the NAB Show, he sees my name tag. “Wait ’til I tell my wife that I met you. We loooove your stuff. Our favorite story is ‘Dead in Denver.’” “Thanks,but … Continue reading

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BLACK IS BLACK, I WANT MY FACILITY BACK

LONDON – GROUND ZERO I cross the park in Soho Square, go up to a black shiny door at number two and press the buzzer. It’s 1964 and I’ve just arrived from Australia. Eventually the lock on the door clicks … Continue reading

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CH CH CH CH CHANGES

TURN AND FACE THE STRAIn I make a little film—no, I mean video – for Mary. She comes here, sees it once and loves it. “Put it on our YouTube channel and make me a couple of DVDs.” Six Kodak … Continue reading

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Stefan’s Giveaway:

A Tale of Two Cameras Published On: 03/19/13 03:03:38 PM By: Stefan Sargent Remember last month’s Production Diary? I wrote that I put my two Sony HVR-V1U camcorders on eBay. What a fiasco! AaarrrggghhhBAY Gee, I was only trying to sell … Continue reading

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