Craig Marshall

Craig Marshall

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

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.

And so we reach the end of our Top 10 countdown for the year, and it wasn't a camera story that nailed the top spot, it was back to post production and all things Mac-based. Or the future lack of them, as this article about facilities increasingly adopting PC-based systems, capped off by the recent introduction of the GTX 1080, reported. It will be interesting to see how it all unfolds in 2017. 

GTX 1080: Faster than a Titan X at half the price

Published in Post & VFX

DaVinci Resolve users take note: Nvidia's new Pascal-based GTX 1080 and 1070 GPUs rival or exceed the performance of last generation's Titan X.

So, why does Oblivion look so good?

Published in Production

We breakdown the digital workflow of the 2012 blockbuster Oblivion, from camera choice to home distribution.

Postcard from Taiwan: Documentary filming on the run

Published in Production

Our intrepid traveller, Craig Marshall, details a recent trip to Taiwan, including his gear of choice for such gigs and workflow insights.

In more remote parts of the world outside of the urban centres, measures must be taken to ensure consistent power.

How to make a 4K video without a 4K video camera

Published in Post & VFX

RedShark Summer Replay: With 4K footage on YouTube becoming increasingly commonplace, Craig Marshall details one way of producing and uploading video in the format without the need for a 4K video camera. The answer? An '80s presentaton style called 'audio visuals'.

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