Waterproof Cameraman

I certainly gave the rain cover for my camera a thorough workout this weekend through an all day London downpour. Happy to say the camera survived without a drop of water on it. I’m using a nice waterproof protector from Camrade for the Sony FS7.


Sony FS7 Rig, SmallRig, Shape, SmallHD

I’ve been tweaking my Sony FS7 rig with some handy third party accessories recently to make it a better run and gun machine.


First I’ve added a nice touch-screen SmallHD Focus monitor. I much prefer having a larger monitor on the camera, it’s obviously a big help in judging a shot. The screen is daylight viewable, supports all the scopes you could want, 3D LUTs and even does screen-grabs. I also have a Atomos Shogun monitor I could use if I need a recorder as well.

Out the box the camera can be a little front heavy so I’ve used a baseplate by SmallRig to help balance the rig on my shoulder better and give me a quick release tripod solution via a rock solid Sony VCT plate. I’m also able to mount 15mm bars on the back and front for all the usual add-ons.

It’s great now to have two nice support arms, one of which is by a company called Shape and has a clever design that let’s me reposition it with the push of a button. So incredibly handy for adjusting the rig on the fly.

I also have a V-Lock battery solution, which I can mount on the camera to power it and any extra accessories such as a remote follow focus or wireless video transmitter.

So all in all it’s a super flexible and effective solution. And best of all I can mount practically any other camera I might need to use on it. So it should be pretty future proof.

Arri Amira


Had the pleasure of shooting with the Arri Amira this week.