September 22, 2016

How to edit video on your iPhone

The iPhone has changed the world. To think 20 years ago that we would be walking around with something in our hand that had this amazing processing power wouldn’t have been contemplated. The features of an iPhone have changed the way tha...

August 30, 2016

We’ve all been there. You take it with you wherever you go and capture some great video and images on your iPhone that you want to keep forever and share with the world.

Video and still images are easy to take on your iPhone and the flexibility of using your phone to sh...

August 5, 2016

Film crew coming to Australia intending to work in the screen industry require a visa. The Australian Government's support for TV and film crew provides a simple and efficient process for obtaining the necessary working visas to be working and shooting in Australia.


June 30, 2016

Last week I shot an exciting project for Caldwell Entertainment who are a production company based near Surfers Paradise. Producer / director Steve Caldwell got in touch after seeing some of my work and invited me to the Gold Coast to shoot a TV and cinema commercial f...

April 22, 2016

Updating your Sony FS7 to the most up to date firmware is a simple task. Follow the steps below.

1. Get and SD card that is anywhere between 2 and 32 GB and a minimum of class 4 to class 10, must not be a UHS type card.

2. Download the latest FS7 firmware from...

February 12, 2016


So this is the first Octopus Films post that has nothing to do with cameras, photography or film making, well, kind of does involve cameras, ok it totally does but its not work related. I (Adam Dodd) owner of Octopus Films just spent 10 days on the cruise ship MV Carn...

Linked In now provide premium members to upload a large cover art header to their profiles much in the same way YouTube and Facebook do. The opportunity to have this cover art there is a great way to help advertise your business and should not be wasted.

Here is an exam...

YouTube analytics provides many statistics that show all sorts of data about your video content that lives on YouTube.

First go to, then sign into your YouTube account. The next step is to click on the My Channel link on the top right of the navig...

July 16, 2015

Octopus Films have recently got a hold of a video camera capable of 2000 frames per second and the results are great. The Photron Fastcam BC2 HD is not very sexy to look at and the camera body alone weighs over 7 kilograms so the kit is a bit of a slog to get around. D...

February 25, 2015

We Recently shot two green screen shoots here in Sydney with two different football teams from two different codes of football. Both shoots involved shooting video of the entire teams on green screen and the video will be used as player intoductions to the crowds at th...

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