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"Alive" - amazing Canadian wilderness time lapse

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Thursday, January 25, 2018,

I simply had to post this story from

German filmmaker Florian Nick spent six weeks in Canada filming this epic time lapse. It took nine months to edit. Why? Because it is actually composed of 54 000 INDIVIDUAL still images! Interestingly he used a Sony A7SII and Rokinon optics, similar to the kit I just purchased for this year's 4K projects.

Remarkable work. Read the full story here

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NWU Vaal Open Day clip

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Tuesday, September 15, 2015,

This is the second clip in the series of Open Day videos produced for NWU Vaal Marketing and Communications, also shot with my compact little Sony PXW-X70. I'm loving this little camera more and more each day!

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I shall call him...Mini Me

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Wednesday, April 1, 2015,

I've been looking for a second camera for a while now. Initially I thought about getting a DSLR but really, my NEX-FS100 is already in that league as far as interchangeable lenses are concerned. Sony's ultra compact PXW-X70 fitted both the budget and the space available in my last empty Pelican 1500 case. What I wanted was something compact and cheap that I didn't mind throwing around in situations where I wanted to spare my pimped-out NEX-FS100. An old school zoom rocker would be nice and s...

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Get a handle on it (a cheese handle)

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Wednesday, August 6, 2014,

My camera upgrade project is finally complete. The last phase was to replace the stock handle/mic holder on my FS100 with something much better and more sturdy. The handle that comes with the NEX-FS100 is probably the worst and most poorly designed component of the whole camera system, and really a piece of string tied to the lens would be an upgrade. Instead I went for Wooden Camera's 70mm NATO Cheese Handle kit.

It is beautifully machined from solid aluminium and features a quick-release/ad...

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Camera upgrade

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Sunday, June 29, 2014,

Above: 7-inch SWIT monitor put to use on a shoot in Sandton in May. 

I recently took delivery of a couple of upgrade items for my Sony FS100 camera and thanks to a hectic June I had plenty of opportunity to put the new gear to the test. The NEX-FS100 is an awesome camera and I love mine, but like most things that come straight from factory assembly lines it can do with a few good aftermarket parts in a couple of key areas.
Most users will complain about its very plasticy build quality and ...

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Just delivered by a man in a van

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Monday, July 1, 2013,

A fresh one has arrived, complete with pink foam.

My new Sony NEX-FS100 camera has arrived all the way from the factory on the other side of the pond. Many thanks to the guys at Jasco Systems for really going the extra mile for me by loaning me a camera while this one was on backorder. Rupert you guys are awesome!

Don't you just love the smell of new gear straight out of the box..

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Flying high...with a new Sony NEX-FS100

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Tuesday, June 18, 2013,

Above: Shooting interviews with the designers of the Jonker Sailplanes' JS1 Revelation

I have the best job on earth. Seriously. I've only had my new (okay loan unit, not new; my new unit is still en route from the factory in Japan) Sony NEX-FS100 for two weeks when this job came up. Project brief: shoot the manufacturing process for a high performance glider aircraft and oh, be at the airfield Saturday morning really early because you're shooting some serious air-to-air footage as well. Br...

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Sony's little 4K monster

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Tuesday, April 3, 2012,

The video DSLR craze is taking the production world by storm. Sony is bringing out an updated camera in it's FS range soon that will shoot right up to 4K film resolutions, priced in the $10K range. The NEX-FS700 has not reached our shores yet but it willl probably be a very hot item when it does.  I like it. A lot.  Check out the review here.

My friend Eduan Kitching pointed me to this one.  And he should know a thing or two about digital film cameras. He's the dude in the surgical scrubs with...

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