Tim Fok | Blog

Tim Fok | Blog

15
Nov
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DOP for 4 Part Docu-Commercial Series

I recently DoP/Directed a 4 part documentary commercial (Documercial??) series for Sunlife Insurance. The spots went online through The Sun newspaper social media channels. Each film had an incredibly short 2-day turn around between shoot and going live, spread over a 4 week period. London was our basecamp, but the series had us travelling out to […]

12
Jul
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The Milliner

The Milliner came about after meeting Awon whilst walking my dog in a local park. Awon runs a small boutique hat making business, very passionate about what she does and a very interesting personality. After some initial conversation I soon came to the conclusion that her business and story would be a great one to […]

22
Mar
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Lowlight Talking Heads Setup with Flags and Silks

I was recently DOP on an internal corporate. The client was a large telecommunications brand highlighting the importance of digital data to their internal customers. The bulk of the visuals were vast moving city shots cut with bold server shots, all tied together with a talking head. The look of the talking head needed something […]

26
Oct
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Canon C300 Mark II Mini Review

I originally wrote this article for Cinema5D. There’s a lot of information starting to circulate on the Canon C300 Mark II as it finds its way into the hands of owners. I’ve had one in for the last few days and wanted to share some fresh thoughts as a working operator. We know Canon has […]

02
Mar
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Cinevate Hedron Slider Review

The Hedron is a new line of Cinevate camera sliders, available in four lengths from 2 to 5 foot. With a payload of 100lbs this is a heavyweight slider, I was sent the 3 foot version to check out and review. This is a video review I put together for a Cinema5D post. Crafted from […]

07
May
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Westcott Ice Light Magnet Mod

The Westcott Ice Light is a fantastic little tool. It’s portable, battery powered and produces beautiful soft light. Primarily designed for photographers, it can be a little cumbersome on a video set. Here’s a little tip to make the light much more user friendly in the field. I wrote this article for Cinema5D, which can be […]

07
Apr

Cinema5D NAB – On The Couch

I’m at NAB in Las Vegas all this week with Cinema5D. As well having good look around the show floor I’ll be operating and editing some of the content for the Cinema5D On The Couch show. We’re based in the Trump Hotel, just around the corner from the Convention Centre and will be hosting various […]

07
Feb
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Cinevate Duzi Review – Compact Portable Camera Slider

Cinevate sent over their brand new Duzi slider for me to try out. The Duzi is an interesting one, it opens up a new line for Cinevate as their entry-level slider, however carries many traits that better its next in the line – The Cinevate Atlas FLT. This article was originally written for Cinema5D. The […]

19
Aug
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Variable ND Comparsion. Heliopan V Tiffen V LCW Mark ii

So I’m on the look out for a new variable ND filter. I’ve used the LCW mark ii for a couple of years now, and have never been particularly keen on the softness it’s always seemed to add. But whilst trying to complete my L series lens collection, the hunt for a new ND filter […]