Phil Peel

Film, video, photography, sound and story

2000 writers, 50 short films, 1 feature film , 1 premiere

Posted by Phil On February - 13 - 2014

It’s the Premiere of 50 Kisses in London Tonight   I always have tried to convince newcomers to filmmaking, that it isn’t glamorous. It’s usually too cold or  too hot, too wet, too dry, often boring, long hours, can be back breakingly physical.   Usually very.. very tiring.   but  rarely glamorous.   But tonight,  for our little team that made LOVE  it’s going to be glamorous  …and exciting,  high profile, dazzling, glittering and  glossy.  (thanks Thesaurus)    So I’ve had my hair cut (thanks Ruth), checked out the dinner jacket and bow tie (red) and ready to go up to London for the premiere of 50 Kisses. The world’s first crowdsourced narrative feature film. crew for 50 kisses I’m looking forward to meeting up with the actors  again. Holly Jacobson here . checking recces shots for filming Phil Peel and Holly       and  Lula Suassuna 04-2012-10-14 14.04.13   Holly, fresh from her own success as a filmmaker , will be in her finest I’m told, even persuading her  dad Ben to posh up.  06-2012-10-14 14.09.03 Melody Reynolds, her screen mum can’t be there unfortunately. Neither can Deanna and Terry.   (who could have flown back from Tenerife!  … only joking) My local paper, The Daily Echo is even excited about it …oh and there’ll be over 500 others in the audience.  Red carpet, awards and a party. Sounds glamorous..

GH4K out Feb 7th?

Posted by Phil On February - 5 - 2014

Panasonic GH4K launch date is rumored to be February 7, roughly one week ahead of the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014. The event will include the entire specifications list of the GH4K along with an expected timeframe for its release and a retail price  …expected to be around £1500 in order to stay competitive with the upcoming Sony 4K


There have been numerous talks about a 4K video recording camera that will be announced by Panasonic in 2014. A somewhat official confirmation has come at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, where the company has revealed that it is developing such a camera.
A prototype of the so-called Panasonic GH4K has been on display at CES 2014. However, this is hardly a true official announcement as it does not include working units and any specifications. All that the Japanese company has said is that it sports a Micro Four Thirds sensor, it is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, and it records videos at 4K resolution.
It’s expected that the Panasonic GH 4K camera will feature a 16-megapixel sensor with a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000th of a second. The screen will offer a one million dot resolution and will be based on OLED technology. The built-in electronic viewfinder will use OLED tech, will measure 21mm, and will feature a three million dot resolution. It will be a video-centric camera capable of recording 4K videos at 30 frames per second. The video capabilities also include 200Mbps MP4 and 100Mbps IPB support with 4:2:2 10-bit output. According to trusted sources, 3G-SDI and XLR adapter will be supported by the shooter

“LOVE” selected for 50 Kisses Feature Film

Posted by Phil On January - 10 - 2014

I’ve just heard that our short film “LOVE” has been chosen as one of the films that will be FULLY featured in the 50 Kisses Feature Film to be premiered in London on 13th Feb.  Well done writer Rob Burke, crew Deanna and Terry, actors Holly , Lula,  Melody and my son Mike who  colour graded & sharpened my editing.

Here’s the official announcement..

I am delighted to announce that we have locked the 50 Kisses feature film – and it’s running to 90 minutes almost to the second!

The team and our post production volunteers have been working through the holidays to overcome some technical challenges and get the film finished in time for the premiere.

And we have had to make some very tough choices too, over which films to include in their entirety.

As we said in our last update, ALL the films submitted to ’50 Kisses’ will be featured in some way in the final edit with 25 films being featured in their entirety.

Congratulations to ALL the film makers who submitted – we look forward to seeing you ALL at the premiere, in posh frocks and black tie, along with friends and family.


As well as the film screening, we will be presenting our artistic and technical awards too. All the films and filmmakers chosen to feature in the film will be in with a chance.

The categories the film has been nominated for are…

▪ Best performance

▪ Best production design

▪ Best cinematography

▪ Best editing

▪ Best sound

▪ Best music

▪ Best director

▪ Best film (main award and iPad winner)

▪ Guerilla Film Award


…and here’s the full list of 25 films


▪ Last Chance by Mirror Image, written by Nick Grills

▪ Nothing Ventured by Giant B, written by Nina Haerland

▪ Other People’s Kisses by Simon Forster, written by Gabriella Apicella

▪ Enough by Puzzle Pictures, written by Kirsty McConnell

▪ Smasheroo by Sweet Home Films, written by James Howard

▪ That Good Night by Team Solution, written by Kenneth J Kemm

▪ Beryl by Capitol City, written by Sarah Page

▪ Practice Makes Perfect by Team Station, written by Mark Pallis

▪ Dream Date by Makelight Productions, written by Anne-Marie Draycott & Charity Trimm

▪ You Used to Bring Me Flowers by Open All Hours Media, written by Jo Buckman

▪ Colton’s Big Night by Sun Rock Productions, written by Nathan Gower

▪ Romantic Hideaway by Team Scribble, written by Kulvinder Gill

▪ Never Forget by Black Toffee / SnapperPunchFish Productions, written by Peter Carruthers

▪ Love by Grindstone Films, written by Rob Burke

▪ Neil by Anil Rao, written by Nigel Karikari

▪ First / Last by Cut to Productions, written by Stephen O’Brien

▪ Unbearable by Darkwood Films, written by Nick Luddington

▪ Neil by Storydigital, written by Nigel Karikari

▪ The Last Supper by James Cookson, written by Richard Green

▪ The Moment by A Silver Bullet, written by Stephen Cooper

▪ Getting Ahead of Yourself by Uncle Susan Films, written by John Thornton

▪ Priceless by UNEZEYES Productions, written by Nathan Gower

▪ Red Light by Good Shout, written by Ryan La Via

▪ Lonely Heart by Good Shout, written by Mark Jones

▪ A Kiss Goodbye by Under Your Hat Productions, written by Tina Lowe

Panasonic GH-4K out in February for under £1500

Posted by Phil On January - 8 - 2014

Panasonic has unveiled new details about their GH 4K camera at CES, and it’s likely to be the lowest price  interchangeable lens 4K cam when it’s released in February  Under $2000 – £1500.   Though going on previous releases, more expensive in the UK

I shot my last film on a Panasonic GH3 and GH2 DSLRs and for me I really like working with Micro 4/3rds.  I can use all my old lenses and the viewfinder options are great. OK ..not having inbuilt ND filters is a pain …and the 8 bit colour output is very limiting for colour grading, especially when you get the colour balance wrong    ( …whoops.  )   …but all in all they’re great cameras.

I’ve shot these  on GH2 and GH3   John Lennon’s Turd  & Love

So a GH camera which will shoot 4 K and more particularly the rumoured 10 bit output  …for under £1500 will be really useful.

Now Panasonic has shown a prototype GH4K at CES. Following up rumours about the  GH 4K‘ spec  which will fit into their mirrorless camera line. Engadget got a few photos of the new 4K cam at the Panasonic booth, and managed to get some new details from the representative there.  Though the photos look suspiciously like a rebadged GH3


Here’s what he says..

UHD content can be recorded at 200 Mbps, and output in a full live feed via a mini-HDMI port (thanks to ALL-I Intra mode) to display on a computer or record to a hard drive. Of course, the Micro-Four Thirds shooter can save footage straight to an SDXC card — a UHS Class 3 prototype variant tuned for such a task was on display — though space will run out fairly quickly.

Previous rumoured specs   ..thanks to No Film School

1/8000 shutter
1mil dot OLED screen
21mm OLED viewfinder, 3,000+ dot.
Time code
200mbps mp4 All-i/100mbps IPB
4:2:2 10/8bit output
3G-SDI and XLR adaptor (An adaptor that the camera sits on with XLR x2, HD-SDI x4)