May 21, 2020

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

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

Equipment used

Monitor: Ninja V
Camera: Panasonic Lumix S1H
Lens: Lumix 16-35 F4
Lens: Sigma Art Primes in 24
Lens: Sigma Art Primes in 50
Lens: Sigma Art Primes in 85

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