04 Nov Chris Burton – Cameraman
Two decades in the industry, vortex cannons and a kit list that could put Sony out of business is surely an impressive overview for any freelance cameraman.
But when Aaron caught up with Chris Burton to talk about about everything he’s been up to in 2014, it was soon apparent that with Chris’ vast experience also came an admirable degree of versatility and range.
Based just north of Manchester, the endless list of locations Chris has worked in is in stark contrast to the UK with his work taking him all around the world as far as Zambia.
2014 has been a busy year for Chris both behind the camera and in other projects.
“It’s usually used by farmers to protect their crops from weather damage. The client was really excited and wanted me to shoot it. It’s tricky as it just fires air so I put in some water based fluid which when the cannon fired produced a donut like ring. I shot it on a high speed camera to catch it, it really was amazing, when this goes off you can feel through your whole body!”
A stop motion rig set up for an entire week solar powered during the day and battery powered overnight (pictured). Here is a link to an example of Chris using this rig in Manchester –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTfpFOjv_5E&index=6&list=UUZkrTO-9jjInhd16jjFks8Q