Craig Marshall

Craig Marshall

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

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'.

In Part Two of his article on challenging assumptions about filming, Craig Marshall offers futher insights after two weeks shooting in Japan using his extremely portable home-brew set-up.

Craig Marshall offers his insights after two weeks shooting in Japan using his extremely portable home-brew set-up.

Røde updates the VideoMic Pro

Published in Audio

Røde's VideoMic Pro was first released back in 2010 and quickly became one of the industry standard on-camera shotgun microphones for professionals and enthusiasts alike. Now it’s being updated.

Running Resolve on a (slightly longer) shoestring

Published in Post & VFX

Craig Marshall updates his enormously popular article, How to build a system to run Resolve - on a shoestring, by spending a bit of his hard-earned cash on a rather necessary GPU upgrade.

Travelling companions. In looking for a lightweight, portable and cheap kit list for an international shoot, Craig Marshall hit upon pairing his Ninja Star recorder with an HP notebook PC.

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