Category - GearTalk

GearTalk is a collection of posts by Tim Maher interviewing fellow creative professionals, discussing the equipment they use on their projects and the reasons behind their workflow.

Hiking

GearTalk: my Setup for a Recent Hiking Trip

A Long Weekend Hiking in the Peak District My last GearTalk was on the equipment I took with me on a two month epic journey round South America. Obviously, the needs for a four day hiking trip in England’s Peak District are very different...

GearTalk: with Tim Maher

I meant to get this post done in the studio before I set off but life got in the way sorting out all the last minute details and I ran out of time. I’ve been on the road now for a couple of weeks and am a little wiser, at least in regards...

GearTalk: with Jussi Hellsten

 The full title for this article should be ‘GearTalk: with Jussi Hellsten, the hardest working man in photo business’. When I met up with him in the studio to do this interview, he had been up since 4am editing a commercial for a...

Choosing a travel tripod

Just by the fact that this site exists, you may have noticed that I like to do a bit of pre-production. The initial plan was simply for me to take a creative sabbatical around South America with my cameras. It was only later that I thought it...

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GearTalk: with photographer Valtteri Hirvonen

I first worked with Valtteri on the red dot award winning Transitions 1020 project, an epic journey round New Zealand’s south island shooting video and stills for Nokia on their recently launched device, the Nokia Lumia 1020. It was that...

Music wall

Workflow and Time Management: Part 2, FCPX

Just to be clear, I am not an editor. I have sat in on several projects with various editors and have stumbled through some of my own personal projects to a passable level. What I have learnt from this is that editing is both an art and a craft...

Workflow and Time Management: Part 1...

(Update: 03.12.15 – The way I described my workflow using Capture One in this article originally was so not a working system that I have had to rewrite it. It goes to show that once you’re outside of your comfort zone, you’re as clueless...

I Love Funk

Teamwork, Fonts and Jazz music

Getting an idea like ‘From HEL and Back’ is the easy part. Daydreaming over where you want to take the idea is the fun part. Putting all the elements in place so as to be able to realise the idea is usually the bit where it all...