Craig Marshall

Craig Marshall

Retired freelance TV commercial and documentory producer/director/camera/editor

Answer? Google Earth Pro. Until January 2015, this high resolution, professional version of the popular mapping software Google Earth, cost broadcasters and institutional users an annual subscription of $399/year. Now it’s free for everybody to download to their PC or Mac Desktop, but with the recent introduction of 4K output resolution, GE Pro could become your new best friend!

The Olympus TG-5: The real pocket camera?

Published in Production

If you really do need a tough device that actually fits in your pocket and shoots 4K video Craig Marshall has a camera for that.

Ultra high resolution video puts a huge strain on storage resources, particularly if you need a RAID array. Craig Marshall offers some thoughts on building a RAID system that won't have your accountant in tears.

Stuck for power in a remote location? Craig Marshall outlines a potential solution that can power any pro camera with a 4-pin DC XLR socket.

How to get the best from low bitrate cameras

Published in Tutorials

Sometimes we might have to shoot using a less than ideal camera, or circumstances dictate that the one we use has a low bitrate recording system. Craig Marshall tackles the best workflows for such cameras and how to ensure the highest quality throughout the post production chain.

Is DJI's OSMO the best solution for documentary shooting in remote locations? Craig Marshall reflects on his experiences during a shoot in Asia.

Leica Thalia: new lenses for big picture cinematography

Published in Production

CW Sonderoptic’s new Leica Thalia primes are matched look spherical lenses for large format, VistaVision, and Super 35 cinematography. And they are seriously turning heads.

11 teraflops, 12GB GDDR5X, around $1,200...Craig Marshall on Nvidia’s latest Pascal-generation graphic card which even the company itself suggests boasts ‘an irresponsible amount of power’.

Reliable and affordable studio backlighting

Published in Post & VFX

Flanders Scientific has released a budget-friendly option for lighting your colour grading suite.

RedShark Replay: Craig Marshall wonders why this particular clip of Willie Nelson singing Gershwin's 'Summertime' looks and sounds quite so good.

The modern version of offline and online

Published in Post & VFX

Remember tape-based workflows and how you would first take a project into offline first before hitting the uber-expensive online suite? Craig Marshall does and that process is still reflected in the way he works today.

RedShark Replay: What is the single greatest technical dilemma facing today's DIY filmmaker? Which Camera? Which OS? Which NLE? Which Plug-in? Which Colour Grading Software package? According to Craig Marshall, it’s none of the above. Instead, it’s all about the monitor.

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