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The making of Nightshift – BTS with Stuart Morgan & Lee Brimble

May 21st, 2020

The basic premise was for me to capture as much BTS of the complete process as possible, without interfering with the shoot schedules. So very much “live” over the shoulder of camera op Lee Brimble and Director Gary Martin. The aim was to shoot the BTS with the S1 as without filters and heavy post production. The images are nice and clean in  very low light so it was a good opportunity to see how the S1 performed at ISO’s of 4000 and above. Shooting at high ISO’s and with most lenses close to wide open (typically F 1.8 – F2) in manual focus was always going to be tricky, but I was very pleased with how it came out. 


We worked well as a very small, highly mobile team as we had so much to shoot in only the hours of darkness.

I was conscious that I didn’t want to just end up with a series of pretty pictures set to music, but rather show as much as possible of how we shot the main film and how we utilised the

We wanted to achieved a good balance of gear vs information and the viewing figures indicate that we achieved a good balance. Kit available. This was largely shot using kit that we own and the Sigma Cine lenses the only high value item that we hired in.



Ninja V            Panasonic LUMIX S1H

Lee Brimble & Stuart Morgan

Lee Brimble:

Lee Brimble is one of the world’s leading automotive film and stills cameramen. Since 2001 he has been consistently developing his craft, combining 15 years of photography expertise with a burgeoning reputation as a videographer.

Whether it’s stills or moving image; a technically complex studio shoot or the individual challenges of locations as diverse as the Peruvian jungle or a manufacturer’s production line, Lee has a unique blend of imagination and experience to deliver hugely creative, high impact results. He is equally comfortable – and experienced in – shooting editorial or commercial campaigns; current and recent clients include BBC Top Gear, Honda, BMW, Range Rover, Chevrolet, Shell and McLaren Automotive.


Stuart Morgan:

Stuart Morgan Productions is a production company who specialise in creating highly professional film and video content for businesses. We are small team of talented individuals who deliver perfectly executed films to help you engage customers, sell products and communicate with your clients.

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