How I became a filmmaker: we get the lowdown on camera kit from Ed Prosser

Ed Prosser
Ed Prosser on location with his Panasonic cine camera set-up (Image credit: Jon Devo/Ed Prosser)

Ed Prosser had a convoluted route into filmmaking. He studied science as that was the subject that interested him most, despite the fact he never envisioned himself having a career in the lab.

His other interest? Video creation. Ed taught himself how to edit using free software he got from a computer magazine. In 2011, he got a job working for The Royal Institution - an educational charity and science museum - where he helped set up its video channel. This was the early days of YouTube, before unpredictable and unruly algorithms took over. The Royal Institute YouTube channel now has well over 1 million subscribers. 

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Ed Prosser
Ed Prosser

Ed Prosser is a self-shooting director and editor based in London with a focus in socially conscious, factual work. He directs and produces content for charities, campaigns and cultural organizations, with recent work including large digital projects for Greta Thunberg, the UK Labour party, DeepMind, Southbank Centre, Hayward Gallery and the Arts Council.

Recent work includes:
Following the breath 

In billions of years… 

Greta Thunberg | Mind the Gap 

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Jon Devo

Jon is a gadget reviewer, content creator and influencer. He spends his time reviewing products, covering technology news, giving talks on content strategy and creating content in partnership with a wide variety of forward-thinking brands. He also contributes to commercial radio, as well as in national print newspapers and magazines.