Simon Wyndham

Simon Wyndham

Simon Wyndham is Deputy Editor of RedShark News, a professional cameraman and video producer of over 15 years. With a background in indy feature making, when he isn't producing bread and butter corporate videos he can be found hucking the gnar on rivers whitewater kayaking and adventure sports filming.

G-Technology drives are some of the most popular amongst content producers. Whilst G-Technology itself has had a portable rugged SSD compatible drive system available for a while now, it has now introduced newer, faster variations in the form of the R-Series.

Phil Rhodes’ recent article on whether we are unnecessarily complicating the digital workflow triggered a huge range of responses in the comments. But one aspect that kept coming back to light was whether film really is still better than digital. 

Why is the cinema experience so bad, so often [Opinion]

Published in Production

By every reasonable expectation, going to the cinema should be the ultimate way to enjoy a film. But it seems that occasionally venues can leave the experience wanting. So what are the challenges facing cinemas today, and should we be even having these issues in the digital world?

Canon's powerful lower priced low light alternative

Published in Production

RedShark Review: A cousin of the remarkable 4 million ISO ME20F-SH, the Canon ME200S-SH shares the same form factor and is essentially a box with a sensor inside of it. That means that from straight shooting to drones to gimbal mounts, there is a lot you can do with it.

Facebook decides to take on television?

Published in Technology & Computing

Social media behemoth Facebook has decided that it wants to take on traditional television with its new Watch platform. Things could be about to get interesting.

Camera movement just got a whole lot more portable

Published in Production

For a company that keeps on innovating, Edelkrone shows no sign of slowing down. Single camera operators would appear to have a new gadget to assist them in getting smooth motion shots in the form of the new SurfaceONE.

The Sony FS7 II: best in class

Published in Production

RedShark Review: RedShark always likes to get several views on important cameras. Here's Simon Wyndham's viewpoint on the FS7 II, an improved version of the very popular FS7 camera platform. Are the changes worth the difference in price?

PolarPro expands video lens flare library with Helios

Published in Post & VFX

With the seemingly insatiable demand for effects such as lens flares, PolarPro has expanded its library of video editing solutions with a new Helios Cinematic Light Effects filter pack.

Vocas launches Canon EOS C200 accessories

Published in Production

Vocas announces a new range of accessories dedicated to the new Canon EOS C200, including a new viewfinder bracket, a top cheese plate, a sliding system, a cage, and a handgrip relocation.

Can you create perfection with imperfection

Published in Post & VFX

Is imperfection the new perfection? Simon Wyndham thinks that it might be.

Learn how to grade on Resolve from a master of the art

Published in Post & VFX

RedShark Review: Freelance colorist Warren Eagles produced a series of ground-breaking online colour grading courses on Resolve a decade ago. Now he's back, with three more courses built upon Resolve 14.

Canon’s CN-E 18-80mm: a lot of lens for the money

Published in Production

RedShark Review: While it’s tempting to think that glass is glass, the price/performance of the Canon CN-E 18-80mm T4.4 - 4K EF Servo zoom lens shows how evolution in the lens field is accelerating.

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