Digital Convergence Episode 18: Philip Bloom – Director of Photography, Cinematographer, DSLR Video Pioneer
No other name is more synonymous with DSLR video than Philip Bloom – a London, UK-based director of photography, cinematographer, director and editor with over 20 years of experience.
He embraced and popularized the use of 35mm adapters to achieve a filmic look with video. On the heels of that innovation, came the new video capable DSLR. Philip received his first Canon 5D Mark II in May of 2009. After spending several weeks learning how to use the 5D Mark II, he began shooting almost exclusively DSLR video for both commercial and personal projects. He chronicled in great detail his experiences with DSLR video on his website and blog www.philipbloom.net. On June 1, 2010, after just a little under 3 years of existence, his website surpassed 10 million views – a testament to the value of the information Philip shares so willingly to other aspiring DSLR cinematographers.
In this interview, Philip and I go on a Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride of a conversation covering a broad range of topics that you will find entertaining, informative, and inspiring. Philip’s tireless passion for the art of cinematography and photography comes shining through. We talk travel, business, filmaking, toy camera photography, lighting and camera support systems, timelapse, DSLR meet-ups and workshops, and his plans for the future. This is Philip Bloom like you have never heard him before.
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Links from the podcast:
Philip Bloom on the web: http://www.philipbloom.net/
Philip Bloom on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/philipbloom
Yet another new 24p version!
Shot over a couple of nights, taking the 5dmk2 out on the streets and getting shots of the inhabitants and visitors. No lighting, no grading. This is what came out of the camera image wise. All handheld and helped by using the Z-Finder from Zacuto to give the camera a proper viewfinder and improve stability.
All shot using one lens. A Nikon mount Zeiss ZF 50mm f1.4
Music is performed by Stacey Kent: You can’t take that away from me.
Converted to 24p JES De-Interlacer
Thanks to Dennis Lennie and Teodor Stoyanov.
Read my blog for more workflow and info here: http://philipbloom.co.uk/2009/05/18/sofias-people-low-light-short-on-canon-5d-mk2/
Shot native 24p on Canon 5dMkII
Music is by Claude Debussy
Read more on my blog here: http://philipbloom.co.uk/2010/03/15/24p/
And here’s the music video that Philip talks about in the podcast:
This is Hanson’s latest video, Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’ from their upcoming album, Shout It Out. The video was shot in their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma over a two day period on historic Greenwood Ave. and on their own soundstage. The video was directed by Todd Edwards (Hoodwinked) and shot by Hanson creative director, Paul Lawson and myself. The footage was captured on two Canon 7D’s equipped with assorted Nikon AI lenses. The video pays homage to Ray Charles’ Shake Your Tail Feather from the movie, The Blues Brothers. Cameo appearance is made by Weird Al Yankovic.