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AsiaWorks On The Road: Langkawi for Nat Geo and Fox International Channels shoot

AsiaWorks On The Road: Langkawi for Nat Geo and Fox International Channels shoot

Our Creative Director Andrew Clark and Singapore DP Khairul Amin are shooting in Langkawi this week for Nat Geo and Fox International Channels. Want to know whose guitar that belongs to? That’s Nick Saxon’s – he’s a musician, presenter, and Nat Geo World Traveller. Find out more about him here. Watch more of our original […]

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AsiaWorks reviews Canon’s new 17-120mm ENG style servo lens

AsiaWorks reviews Canon’s new 17-120mm ENG style servo lens

Canon have announced a new 17-120mm ENG style servo lens for large sensor cameras and it’s sparked off a lot of discussion among the DPs in all of our offices. Is it worth the US$33,000 price, though? Let’s find out. The Facts Designed for ENG, documentary, and narratives An impressive range of 17-120mm, at a […]

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Deep South – Art With Three Different Cameras

Deep South – Art With Three Different Cameras

This dark, moody art film by director Christopher Bye weaves ghostly footage of abandoned buildings, empty stores, and bare landscapes from three different cameras – Canon C100, 5D Mk III, and GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition. How did he do it? This post from Planet 5D explains.   DEEP SOUTH from Christopher Bye on Vimeo.

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BeetleCam gets stabilised

BeetleCam gets stabilised

Nature shooters everywhere perked up their ears a few years ago when the BeetleCam came out – finally there was a remote control rig that would allow inexpensive fuss-free filming of animals without the risk of (potentially) getting hurt, or worse. One problem, though, was stabilization – nature documentaries and other videos of the like […]

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Singapore High Flyers

Singapore High Flyers

Our Creative Director Andrew Clark is on the Singapore Flyer and made a time lapse of the set up for High Flyers – we’re shooting the next season now for Bloomberg TV. Check it out: Post by AsiaWorks Television.

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ARRI AMIRA – AsiaWorks gets excited

ARRI AMIRA – AsiaWorks gets excited

At AsiaWorks, our cameramen and DPs work on multiple formats and multiple cameras, from the RED to the C300, from Bulky HDCams and nifty EX-3s to clunky DSLRs… They pride themselves on being geeky about gear. And that’s just great, because these days the internet is full of camera porn! In fact, there’s seemingly no […]

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Cinematographer Skills: When and How To Use A Reflector

Cinematographer Skills: When and How To Use A Reflector

When shooting outdoors, reflectors are a simple but essential piece of kit when you want to harness all that abundant natural light – and most of us are in Southeast Asia, so natural light is thankfully abundant. A lot of us keep a 5-sided reflector in our kit, which is a reflector with (no prizes […]

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The art of the Top Shot

The art of the Top Shot

Top Shot (adjective) Denoting an extreme high-angle shot, where the camera looks straight down At AsiaWorks, we’re astounded by the number of videos we see that utilise drones to get that awesome Top Shot. But we’re also astounded by how often people get it wrong. A simple search on YouTube brings up a few corkers! These days […]

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