Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cheese - a short film on posing

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My doc 'I am Innocent' on national television,wednesday October 29

It's been almost 6 years since my co-director Mark Limburg and I started filming for the documentary 'I am Innocent' about a young Nigerian man who started boxing to realize drinking water for his village. Now finally the film is being broadcast tomorrow on NPO2 at 11 PM. It 's been a long time coming. Enough talk about the film- hope you get a chance to see it.

Check out the trailer NPO Doc made about our film.

Our film is the kick off for a whole week of boxing documentaries, including a film about my (childhood) hero Muhammed Ali.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Goodbye Panasonic GH2, hello GH4!

I had a great relationship with my Panasonic GH2 but after 3 years our ways parted a few days ago. The GH4 took her place. We have a lot of familiarizing to do before our relation will reach that same level of affection and confidence but our first 4K production is a fact, however brief and frivolous! 
For good measure, I picked up a Panasonic Lumix 12-35 f2.8 as well, which is the lens to have for a documentary filmer. I have to grow into this lens as well- it doesn't have that same organic feel as my favorite lens, the Panasonic 20mm 1.7 
Shooting in 4K has a lot of consequences- and shooting in 4K is what you buy this camera for. A big drawback is the narrow field of view. The cropfactor on the GH2 was already 1.82 but shooting 4K increases that factor to 2.2. In other words, 12mm becomes in effect 26mm compared to a full frame camera. That is not very wide when you're shooting in a tight spot or indoors.
Another reason why you'd want/need to shoot 4K is because it produces great Full HD pictures, better than shooting Full HD right from the bat. It sounds absurd and that's what it is, but downsampling the 4K image to full hd produces much cleaner and richer images that shooting 1080P. And 4K grades much better than Full HD. 

But the 4000 dollar question is: does downsampled 4K look better than 4K itself? Stay tuned for more and in the meanwhile, enjoy the short boatride.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Disaster in Innsbruck

A little story about how my son Tom broke his arm, on the last day of our trip in Tirol, Austria, and literally 2 hours before we would leave the slopes. Luckily the camera's were rolling..!

Camera's used: Sony RX100 and a GoPro HD2