Archive for May, 2007

Waiting for better weather

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

I had planned to get north for a week of fieldwork starting on the 17th of May but the prospect of wind and rain (as forecast by the met office) changed my mind, so I have, reluctantly, suspended my first planned trip of 2007. Will reschedule for a time when the skies are looking brighter. Feel a bit of a fairweather wimp but on the other hand I want the best weather & light conditions to make my single-track road video recordings.

the old VW bus in the Highlands, 1984

My outstanding items of equipment have arrived and I now have a matte-box with UV & polarising filters. Took a bit of time to get the correct adaptor ring to fit the matte-box to the Sony’s small lens (37mm). Will be interesting to see how it performs on the roof of the car when driving and filming - I have some concerns that the ‘top flag’ visor will flip up in the wind - may have to be the matte-box on its own? I also have a rain cover for the camera - an essential item for working in the Highlands. Pic of the modified Sony HVR- A1E to follow.