Unloading the Light Iron cart from the truck.

Load In and “Prep.” India Style.

The Tiger Tiger team has finally arrived in Kolkata, India! And we certainly got things started on an interesting foot.  Whenever you are on a shoot in an exotic location, things takes a little longer… India is certainly no exception. We were expecting to have all of our equipment waiting for us on the boat […]

Lithium batteries under scrutiny by the FAA.

FAA Regulations on Lithium Batteries

While preparing for our departure to India, we came across some startling news. Because of the recent Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” incident, the FAA has tightened its restrictions on the transport and shipment of Lithium batteries. This pretty much includes all of our standard camera batteries. While there have been no official updates to the 2007-2008 […]

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Problems Solved!

In my last post, I pointed out a few things that gave us issues on our first shoot day. There is the sound of the C500′s internal fan, the inability to see if the Codex is rolling while operating handheld, and the issue with the handgrip cable connector. Thankfully, we have AbelCine on our side. […]

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1st Shoot / Test Day

Today we had our first shoot for the Tiger documentary with Alan Rabinowitz. The day proved to be very useful for us, not only in gathering important preliminary content for the film before we ship out, but also to put the camera system through its paces in a working day. It was incredibly valuable to […]

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The Camera Test

After looking over the available options, we came to a decision of what cameras we would test for the project. Working closely with Andy Shipsides and Mike Nichols at AbelCine, we worked out which cameras we could get our hands on to test, as well as which cameras we thought to have the availability required […]

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Filming Tigers in 4K

I was recently hired as the 1st assistant camera on an exciting new documentary project, directed by George Butler and being shot by Tom Hurwitz, ASC. The film will follow the big cat conservationist, Alan Rabinowitz, into the remote mangrove forests of India and Bangladesh’s Sundarbans region in search of the elusive Royal Bengal tigers. […]