Chris Foreman

Chris Foreman

Chris has been working in the broadcast industry for over 30 years, a lot of it as an editor, camera operator, sound recordist and troubleshooter.  He has an unrequited love of technology and a loathing of tomatoes.

The Sensel Morph is a control surface that can be used for any type of physical control you could care to think of. We find out how well it performs for editing!

'Frankencameras' are now commonplace. But ex BBC cameraman Chris Foreman argues that such rigs aren't just a potential false economy, they can cost you in other, not so obvious areas, too.

The word 'cinematic' isn't relevant any more [opinion]

Published in Production

The idea of something being 'cinematic' may well have reached the point where it simply has no meaning any more. Does it need redefining?

It's all very well having a fully crewed drama shoot, but if you are shooting something in realtime, and juggling many job hats at the same time, that's real skill.

Colin Goudie's career as an editor spans over 35 years and covers everything from documentary to big budget blockbusters such as Rogue OneRead. In this fascinating interview we find out what motivates him, how things have changed over the years, and what he thinks of the modern cinema experience.

What went wrong with metadata? [opinion]

Published in Production

Metadata was supposed to be the new 'promised land' of production. Eventually, it was proposed, metadata would be as essential as the camera itself. So what went wrong?

Emmy Award Winning Editor Simon Smith discusses his workflow on Chernobyl and how it’s enabled working from home.

There are a lot of established lens brands out there so when a relative newcomer emerges it can be tough to gain any sort of foothold. Laowa are such a brand from Venus Optics. Chris Foreman checks out how the Laowa 100mm 2:1 Macro lens performs.

Sometimes it seems that we are in a perpetual firmware update cycle. If you feel like you are, you're not alone. Why is this?

Some of the best ideas in video happen when you want to prove someone wrong. In fact it is sometimes often essential to progress, even in broadcast television.

Why is correct A/V sync so difficult to achieve?

Published in Post & VFX

With all the modern tech available, you would have thought that something as obvious as lip synch would be almost a none issue. It seems this isn't quite the case however...

We would like to think that what we buy or invest in will be future proof as much as we can, but it's a fools errand.

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