DSLRguide started with a keenness to make videos enthusing about the things I'd recently learned about filmmaking.  I was (am) thoroughly unqualified, but that didn't (doesn't) stop me from sharing my opinion about a lens, or my research on the most affordable equipment.  


As my interests moved away from the gear & technical side,  the content of the videos shifted towards the things I'd been learning about the creative process. Over the years we've documented lighting challenges with inexpensive equipment, spoken honestly about career mistakes and insecurities, and repeatedly tried to put into words what it means to be a creative storyteller. 

DSLRguide has given me the perfect excuse to practice my skills and collect my thoughts, pushing me to learn and make things, questioning everything.  Some of our projects take months to develop, with help from our producer Alexa, our assistant editor Jamie, and occasionally an assortment of cast and crew.   At the end of the day, it comes back to the theme of sharing whatever I've most recently learned. 

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Simon Cade

Growing up I often switched between drawing cartoons, playing instruments, or building things with cardboard and lots of tape. But after I picked up a video camera and made my first short film, I was confident that music and drawing would be secondary. Nowadays, I spend my time living in Brighton, working on a variety of video and film projects. Working for myself I've been able to combine all of my work-related interests - film, music, analytical writing, business and the occasional drawing. When I'm not working, I try to spend as much time hiking in new places, rewatching British comedy series, playing badminton and having barbecues in the park.