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Cineo Lighting Matchstix Info
Matchstix Game...

Notes: A mixed lighting challenge, this one was. We will have Cineo Lighting's Remote Phosphor lights at The Filmmaker's Intensive which starts on July 27th in Scotland!


The Filmmaker's Intensive 2014

This video goes over The Filmmaker's Intensive 2014. The Filmmaker's Intensive (TFMI), is a one week program that was designed for a select number of people (up to 20), who want to learn the craft of lighting & shooting for documentary, corporate & narrative filmmaking. 

TFMI is an immersive environment. Students learn and work together. It is truly a unique learning experience which will prepare you for shooting in the real world & your further education in this field.

The program will run from July 27th through August 1st and will be held in Scotland!

Visit for more info.



Chillin' & Grillin'

I finally connected with my good friend Chris Fenwick who is an amazing director, editor and educator. We talked shop about FCPX and all kinds of other goodies post NAB on his most excellent podcast FCPX Grill.

Click below to have a listen and head over to for more episodes and content.


NAB 2014 - News Shooter Panel

NAB 2014: NewsShooter Panel "Is DSLR Dead?" from Teradek on Vimeo.

I did A LOT of teaching this year at NAB but was also asked back to be on a panel with the News Shooter guys. Honored to be in such company and we talked shop for awhile.



New Series Coming Soon!

Watch this space, YouTube and Vimeo in the near future. There is a new weekly series in the works called "On Set" that will provide tips, tricks and training on the craft of video production and filmmaking. And, it will be free!

See you soon.

Jem Schofield


January 1st, 2014

January 1st, 2014 from theC47 on Vimeo.


Related Links...
RØDE smartLav
Tascam DR-60D
juicedLink Preamps
Izotope RX 3 (I'm using the Advanced version)
Kessler PocketJib Traveler
Manfrotto MVH500AH
Aviator Travel Jib
Redrock Micro One Man Crew
Zylight F8
Cineo Lighting Trucolor HS
Kino Flo Tegra
Koss PortaPro Headphones
Zeiss Otus 55/1.4
Voigtlander Pancakes
Atomos Samarai Blade (check Atomos site for current promos)
Atomos Connect
Westcott Ice Light
Airbox Lights Inflatable Softboxes
DSC Labs OneShot Chart

Notes: 2013 was my busiest ever both for producing/productions and for teaching. A very strange second half of the year but all around really good stuff. Big plans for 2014. No resolutions. Just decisions that will require hard word. I am also switching to Vimeo Pro for the new year and this is the first episode of gearbox and theC47 content being hosted there. 

Thanks for all the support and for believing in theC47. Lots more to come in 2014.




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10/6/13 Highlights

NOTE: B-Cam is soft in the test. Fixed for final version. 


Airbox Coolness

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Airbox Lights

NOTE: When I say under $100, I mean WELL UNDER $100. Complete Macro kit is around $60 with the eggcrate.



theC47 Classes & Workshops

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LA Post | Production Conference (September 25-27 LA)
Proposals & Budgets (October 1 NYC)
Blackmagic Cinema Intensive (October 2 NYC)
Postapalooza Power-Up (October 12 & 13 Michigan)
Postapalooza (October 14 & 15 Michigan)
CCW Conference (November 13 & 14 NYC)
DC Post | Production Conference (December 3 & 4)


DSLR Dynamics 30 City Tour

DSLR Dynamics Video Visuals Tour from Barry Andersson on Vimeo.

I don't normally do this type of post but I've known planetMitch from Planet5D for years (though he claims we met for the first time this year at NAB), and Barry Andersson's DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook is a fantastic book not just about DSLRs but about filmmaking as a whole. I love that these types of workshops are being made available to everyone.


If you are interested in the tour and want to sign up, just use theC47 as your code to save 15%

I don't make a comission from this I just want to support the education that is happining in this space. These types of things didn't used to exist and I want them to continue.

Whether you shoot with a DSLR or other large sensor camera system I'm pretty certain you'll learn something from Barry and Mitch.

Related Links...

DSLR Dynamics Video Visuals Tour Web Site (use theC47 as your code to save 15%)
Tour Sign Up Page (use the code "theC47" to save 15%)
Barry Andersson's DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook
Planet5D Web Site