Simon Wyndham

Simon Wyndham

Simon Wyndham is a professional cameraman of over 15 years, video editor, and all round on set grunt. 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.  (Website: http:// www.5ep.co.uk)

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.

In recent months there has been a bit of talk about the types of jobs that are under threat from automation. Whether or not a computer could ever become artistic is one question, but for many of us, the market saturation of video producers has had quite an effect on rates.

360 video: is it just another way of oversampling?

Published in Production

360 video is either the future or a bubble in all senses of the word, depending on who you talk to. Is there a chance though that it’s just another capture mode that leads to improved 2D images?

Pond5 Premiere Pro Plugin reviewed

Published in Post & VFX

RedShark review: Pond5's latest plugin lets users access its vast library from within the Adobe Premiere Pro interface, all of which makes it an extremely useful addition to the NLE.

What is the best action camera to have in your kitbag?

Published in Production

If you ask anyone about action cameras, and the best one to buy, the vast majority of people would say one word: GoPro. But, as the saying goes, other action cam alternatives are available, and some of them are quietly compelling.

Have we already passed peak drone?

Published in Production

While drone shots have become very much part and parcel of many productions, owning and operating the vehicles legally is becoming an increasing legal burden and the economics of being a specialist drone operator are looking less attractive by the month. Have we already passed peak drone?

If you're thinking of making a showreel, this is the standard to aim for...

The DJI Ronin series is one of the most ubiquitous stabilisation platforms in use today. Its versatility carries it from the ground, and into the air on drone systems. And now DJI has announced its successor, the Ronin 2.

Pond5 partners with Adobe in new stock footage deal

Published in Post & VFX

The first fruit of Pond5’s Global Partner Program is almost the definition of a win-win, and should see Adobe CC users gain access to an enhanced library of video clips, while clip creators themselves get to access a fecund global marketplace.

Billed as the world's smartest and most portable 4-axis motion control system, Edelkrone's new slider control system looks like a very interesting piece of gear to keep an eye out for when it ships next month.

DJI springs surprise Phantom 4 Advanced

Published in Production

DJI has added another model to its seemingly endless variations of the Phantom UAV. The Phantom 4 Advanced adds a number of very useful functions, while possibly leaving those who invested in the Phantom 4 Pro scratching their heads!

Preventing drone fatigue: how to get better shots

Published in Production

Drone filming was and still is a big thing. But just like GoPro, once the novelty has worn off, interest can wane.

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