FZ1000 Cinematography by Colin Witherill

LUMIX FZ1000 SPECIAL GALLERY by Colin Witherill



Colin Witherill is a director of photography and cinematographer specializing in adventure documentaries and time lapse photography. Captivated by natural beauty and the challenges of capturing its nuances through moving pictures, Witherill has brought his camera to the remote corners of the globe.

Iconic California Video

California has a truly mind blowing diversity of landscapes and climates packed within a few hours drive from each other. Adam Barker and I were able to shoot along its majestic coastline in Big Sur, the lowest and driest place in North America, Death Valley, amongst the highest mountains in the continental US, the Sierras, and under the canopy of the tallest trees in the world, the redwoods. Focusing on trying to shoot during the magic hours of each day with some star time lapses in-between, sleep really seemed to take a back seat. The scenery, however, was invigorating.


Cinematography is not known for its lightweight equipment nor its nimbleness when it comes to shooting in rugged terrain. With cameras like the LUMIX FZ1000, I feel like there is hope for a backpack that doesn’t feel like it is pulling you backwards! To be able to shoot 4K imagery, in such a small form factor, is truly impressive. What’s more, it has features like peaking and zebras, all shown on a lovely flip out LCD screen, that give you confidence that you are technically getting the best shots. With a 25-400 mm zoom lens, the camera gives you the all-in-one versatility that translates well to travelling light and fast, while still capturing quality imagery.