Shooting with the Panasonic AF 100. This is an awesome camera

It has been some weeks since I last wrote a post. In that time I have been busy travelling to Europe where I spent some time in Ireland and England and France.  We had our very first Weekend Film School in London, which I very much enjoyed presenting. We had the course just off the famous Brick Lane. It was only ten days after the riots so London was still in recovery mode. The weather was very warm and August is definitely one of the best times to be in Europe. What can I say about Paris except it is truly one of the most beautiful cities.  The Food  and the restaurants and the the french language . Beautiful.

So now that I am back in Sydney, I want to rave about the wonderful film shoot I DOP in the last week.  Last week I shot a film written and directed by a former film student of mine,  Matt Smith. It was great to see how much he has progressed from his first film . He is now

Matt Smith and Colm O'Murchu shooting with the Panasonic AF - 100

gaining the confidence of a film director and is now clearly communicating his vision for the story to crew and cast. The Director’s  confidence takes practice and experience. The more films you direct the more confidence you gain.

On the shoot, we used The Panasonic AF- 100. (please see clip below) This camera had been on my radar for about the last 10 months so I was very much looking forward to shooting with this camera. I have to say this is a remarkable camera. It shoots in 1920 x 1080 HD with interchangable lens. It also shoots amazingly good slow motion. All I can say is Rave Rave Rave.

For  value for money at $ 4,700, for the camera body, this camera really punches above its weight. You can get a set of prime Zeiss Lens for about a further $4000 and a Zoom for about $70o All up you get a great camera for shooting short films and micro budget feature films. The depth of field is wonderful and the  image quality is superb. All up your film will look very professional.

This is a clip from the film “Repressed that I shot last week on the Panasonic AF- 100

I liked the camera so much that  I have now decided to buy the camera.

If you would like to learn more about making your own films, please look at our courses that we are presenting at the moment. The courses always change peoples year for the better. If you want to break into film, this is the quickest way to make it in the film world.


Current Film Courses September-December  2011


The Auckland Weekend Film School
October 29th, 30th 2011, AUT Univeristy, 55 Wellesley Street East Auckland

 The Sydney Weekend Film School 2011
Saturday & Sunday December 10th 11th, NSW University Anzac Parade Kensington

The Melbourne Three Month Film School
September – December 2011
Trinity College  Parkville Melbourne VIC

The  Gold Coast Film Director’s School
December Tuesday 13th – Sunday 18th 2011
Twin Towns Clubs and Resorts
Coolangatta, Queensland

The Online FIlm School
Anytime you can start now.  Start Today.


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