CML’s birthday

It was 20 years ago today that I started CML with 60 members, people I’d been talking to about cinematography on Compuserve, AOL and Usenet and who I made members of CML because I thought that there should be a simple single system dedicated to professional cinematographers. It was never set up to make money, […]

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Now stand and allow to continue cooking

OK, the microwave went ping and I was put to one side to continue cooking. My Microwave Chef, more commonly known as my Radiologist, said that I should be at about my peak pain level yesterday. Just over 2 weeks after the cooker went ping! I’m now at 6* the dosage of Fentanyl that I […]

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Week 4 of 5

Well, it could be worse 🙂 Apparently in the UK, US & OZ Radiotherapy is 5 days per week for 5 weeks and Chemo is by IV in weeks 1 and 4. Here, the Radiotherapy is the same but Chemo is by tablet 7 days per week for all 5 weeks. This may be why […]

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Stupid thief

We’ve been having a few problems with noise and vandalism so we installed a video entry camera and it was stolen. We then had all our flowers and decorations in the common entry area vandalised so we installed 2 camera systems. One on the door to CML HQ and one on out apartment entrance. They were […]

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When the men on the chessboard

To make sure that every time I go through the Radiotherapy device I am correctly aligned and that the right bits get zapped I am now tattooed with tracking marks! It feels like I’m now part of a VFX shoot. Simple dots to make sure that I am correctly aligned to each morning, lasers beams making […]

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Nothing is ever as simple as you think it’s going to be

So, I turned up yesterday expecting to start Chemo but no, I’m starting pre-chemo. They are testing the hell out of me and then building me up so that I’m in the best condition I can be before they start to F it all up! Today I have a pre-radiation therapy meeting, that definitely does […]

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Is it possible to use autofocus for an entire movie?

In my pre-occupation with other things in my life at the moment I’ve forgotten to publish the results here of trying to shoot an entire movie with autofocus. Another movie with Dominic Brunt and he agreed to me using the Canon C300-2 with stills lenses for the entire film. Although I had an AC he […]

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Some days are Diamonds, some days are stone

The words of Tom Petty strike a chord with me again. “Rhino Skin” and “I won’t back down” have been my soundtrack. I think I’m going to need this… “Well, I won’t back down No, I won’t back down You can stand me up at the gates of hell But I won’t back down” I […]

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Lens Testing

The results of my lens testing have been fascinating. http://www.cinematography.net/CML-CMIR-Lens-Tests.html I originally published them without identifying the individual lenses and received a number of emails from people saying how were they expected to evaluate them if they didn’t know what was what. Err look at the pictures?? Interestingly there were a number of surprises here, […]

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