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Nikon's long-term Principal Partnership of SP gives you access to their award-winning Z Series mirrorless cameras, as well as training from Nikon experts.

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FREE TRAINING: Discover why filmmakers are turning to mirrorless cameras, and how to create super cinematic footage on the Nikon Z Series. These free training sessions are hosted online and last approximately 1 hour.

BE IN THE RUNNING FOR YOUR VERY OWN Z 8 &
NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S LENS
(VALUED OVER £5,000)
enter new shoots
Yemi Adegbulu
Yemi Adegbulu
New Shoots Winner

Every filmmaker who enters SP’s New Shoots: Filmmaker Awards will be in the running for a Nikon Z 8 - the game changing pro-grade, the game changing compact mirrorless camera with powerhouse perfomance. It's no wonder it was awarded camera of the year 2023-2024, boasting native 8.3K video capabilities, 12-bit RAW video recording and burst speeds of up to 120 fps, it's the perfect camera for independent self-shooters and cinematographers alike. PLUS! Receive the outstanding NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S, a typically stunning prime lens from Nikon.

Enter your short film here and be in the running for the the best new camera tech in indie filmmaking.

SP FILMMAKERS AND THEIR CREATIVE PROCESSES
Simon Ball

New Shoots winner Simon Ball uses his Z 9 for experimental animation techniques: “The Z 9’s ability to take high-quality stills as well as video is perfect for animation production. It means I can be more flexible when experimenting with ideas and takes away some of the stress of planning film shoots”.


Rebecca Culverhouse

Artist filmmaker Rebecca Culverhouse shot NO FILTER, her upcoming project about synaesthesia, on the Z 6 II movie kit: “It’s amazing to have 4K quality in such a small camera… you get these incredibly professional results from something you can just throw in your bag.”


Tyro Heath

Tyro Heath used the Nikon Z 6 to shoot an online editorial series for fashion brand Elliss: ‘I found the lightweight Nikon Z 6 easy to use handheld; the auto focus and internal image stabilisation for video were especially helpful on this shoot.’


Lanre

Lanre Malaolu was the winner of New Shoots with his groundbreaking dance documentary hybrid The Circle. Learn more about his creative processes as an award-winning director, writer, actor and choreographer and his direct thoughts on the Z 6 II movie kit.


John Addis
Lucky Break
COMEDY FICTION

John Addis won New Shoots with his comedy short LUCKY BREAK, produced by Rami Pantoja. With a 10 year editing career under his belt, John is turning his skills to directing - find out how it’s going, and how the Z 6 II movie kit is helping to get his next productions underway.


David

David McShane shot some unique paint-based technique tests on the Z 6. ‘For me, key camera benefits included increased image quality and huge file sizes (allowing more flexibility in post-production), compatibility with Dragonframe, and the huge focal range.’


Eleanor
A to B still
DOC

Sundance Director Eleanor Mortimer filmed her new doc A to B using Nikon's Z 6 II Essential Movie Kit. A to B is a unique study of the relationship between humans, nature and public space. Read more about Eleanor’s unique approach to storytelling and use of camerawork.

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE Z SERIES AND LATEST MIRRORLESS INNOVATIONS?
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Add your details above if you would like to access free training on Z Series cameras from Nikon. These cameras are becoming a go-to choice for independent films, with outstanding overall performance, superb image quality and durable build. Get more information here on features and the entire range.