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Life as a News Cameraman

Chris Parkinson
Interviewed by Cameraman.com

The life of a News cameraman can be far from easy. British Cameraman and Editor Christian Parkinson, based in South Africa, gave us this interview about his job working in International News gathering.

On patrol with UK Marines

Cameraman: Hello Chris, please tell us a bit more about yourself and how you got started as a Cameraman.

Chris: Like many Cameraman, my route into the profession was slightly bizarre. I studied History at University and then became a salesman with a local Cable TV Channel. While failing miserably at selling ad space I started to develop an interest in TV Production. Through a quirk of fate I ended up presenting the Sports section of the local News and used that to beef up my CV. I then managed to blag a job at Britain’s Channel 5 News as a Runner (making sure the Presenters had scripts etc). Read more

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Interview with Christophe Persoz, Director of The Endless Session

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Cinematographer Christophe Persoz is presenting here the trailer of his film called «The Endless Session ».  He directed and shot the film that it’s still under production and coming in fall 2011. I contacted him to get this interview where he tell us a little bit about the film and some of the challenges he faced during the shooting. Christophe used a RED ONE camera for some of the shots but he used primarily the CANON EOS 7D DSLR. Read more

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Making of The Chapel

I discovered the film TheChapel last week on vimeo and here I would like to share the making of. The director of photography Patryk Kizny said: “If you are not in the business, or even if you are, you might not be aware of the amount of work behind TheChapel.” Read more

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