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How to shoot Super 8 film in 2020: A Digital Native’s Guide
If you’re like me, and you’ve spent the last decade of your life shooting on digital cameras, from 5Dmk2s all the way up to Sony Venices, shooting on film...
Film grain: the power of nostalgia
First things first, let’s make clear the difference between film grain and digital noise. In a nutshell, noise is interference that comes from a digital sensor, whereas grain is texture that comes from...
Lewis’ Top Tips for Industry Newcomers
This week, I received an email from a lecturer of an online film course, asking me what my top tips would be for young filmmakers looking to get started...
Post Production, Filmmaking
How to Fix White Balance (Quickly!) In DaVinci Resolve
As much as I’m a stickler for detail when it comes to getting things right in-camera, even I have to concede that sometimes it’s better to get an imperfect...
Jelley’s Q&A #003: Learning Resources
Those of you who read Q&A #002 will know that Alex Banks took advantage of this platform, and asked me two big questions at the same time. So I’ve...
Jelley’s Q&A #002: The Creative Process
This time, the ‘Q’ of Jelley’s Q&A (still unsure if I like the title…) comes from Alex Banks, who got in touch through the comments section of my last...
Jelley’s Q&A #001: Analysing a Set
“So like, what’s the first thing you do when walking onto a brand new set?” — Michael Pearce, Filmmaker, Bath Before I jump straight into this one, because Michael...
Jelley’s Q&A: Send In Your DoP Questions!
Ever since I made the decision to really take a career as a DoP seriously and work out what it actually means to be one (I’m still working on...
Filmmaking, Company Culture
The NUFT to WUFT Scale
When you’re a small team trying to achieve big things, every single one of you has to be on-the-ball on a shoot. If someone’s not pulling their weight, it...