Monday, 2 July 2012
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Director Damien Toogood Come to Mama was awarded best director for this moving video highlighting the sad reality facing a lot of pets left at rescue centres in Sydney. Dogs & Cats - 'Getting to zero' also won the Animal spot award in Rome 2011 and is nominated at Cannes this year.
I filmed this spot on a RED MX camera with Cooke s4 lenses.
Dogs & Cats - 'Getting to Zero'
Monday, 28 May 2012
SprirtED the movie
I worked on this proof of concept movie last year.( along with fellow dp's John Brock, Franc Biffone and Simeon Bryan ). Our director and creator Pete Mether www.petemether.com has produced an amazing trailer. Shot on 16mm film with the assistance of Lemac Rentals and a dedicated crew the results are a credit to all involved. While similar to a series of famous books this story leads us down a different path, dealing above and beyond the clouds in both style and story. All the best of luck Pete.
Saturday, 19 May 2012
On Wednesday l travelled to Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane to shoot with the king, Wally Lewis.
A great man with an even better stare. Dinner in Brisbane was at 'cha cha char', one of Wally's favourites. Along with 9 sport creative director Alex Rolls, we had a great dinner. Not easy to get a good steak, mid week, after 10pm in Brisbane.
Friday travel back to Sydney and out to ANZ Stadium to shoot blues legend 'Joey' Jones.
These screen grabs will be part of the Channel 9 opener for the series.
The State of Origin series kick's off in Melbourne next Wednesday.
Camera equipment - Arri Alexa set to rec709, recorded to sxs cards at 50fps. 800ASA daylight balance
Lemac Brisbane and Sydney supplied the camera and a set of Cooke S4's.
Saturday, 12 May 2012
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Thursday, 3 May 2012
I entered the photo competiton 'Glitter and Glamour' with these images. I took them in a studio in Sydney with a Canon 5DMK11, 50mm EF/f1.2. I used 2 - 1' LED light panels balanced to daylight.
LED lighting is not my first choice for 'beauty' shots, however they allowed me to work very close to the models and bring out the subtle colours used in the make up, without making the make up run.I don't do backlight, i find it distracting.
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
I have shot b&w stills (both film and digital) and l love the simplicity of it.
Shooting is a selfish passion. Express your style, sure look for inspiration in other work, but please make it your own. Your name is on it.
I was asked to shoot one of the 3 video clips to be included on the new RAPIDS - EP.
The guys wanted to make a short film, not just a performance clip. Once again teaming with director Kain O'Keefe we set about developing the look for the film.
Did someone say B&W- great, love it.
Jessica Tovey and Ryan Corr where cast, and both actors were fantastic.
I took this photo to be used as a grading reference. I had a 2k tungsten lamp outside through some 216 on the bathroom window. And that's it. A 50mm lens at 2.8, l like contrast and try to not to shoot at the widest t stop.
The shoot, last Saturday, started at 3pm in Sydney's west. Bump the gear in, start to set up a beer or two and were off.
The clip was shot with a Sony F3 and compact primes generously supplied by GearHead www.gearhead.com.au. We filmed 4:2:2 pro res to on board sxs cards.
The edit is well under way and i will post a finished copy of the short very soon.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Thanks to another good friend of mine, Mike Vlack from GEARHEAD I was given 2 ARRI Alexa's and a full set of Master Primes to use. However the heroes of the racing footage are the GOPRO cameras. Paul bought one, which became two and then three. We mounted these cameras all over the best camera operator we could find. Firstly 'Runway, Runway'(the horse) but most importantly champion jockey Corey Brown. The footage we shot is inter cut with real race footage. The grade is slightly desaturated and given the inclement weather we faced I think the spot has come together very well, thank you everyone.
Friday, 24 February 2012
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Friday, 10 February 2012
I shot this clip for a friend of mine - director/actor Kain O'Keefe. The band is The Rapids and the song is 'Get Better Than That'. Three of the guys share a house, which we used as the location. The lounge/instrument room has large windows which provided the key light. Some practical lamps, art work, props and off we went. The clip was shot with a Canon 5D and the help of a case of Heineken. The band had a gig the night before so fast food and beer helps with an early start. Ahh to be young again. I hope you like the song and clip.
'The Philip, The Hawk' was my second chance to work with the band. I love this clip!
Really nice energy, great location and a great sound.
Once again teaming up with Kain O'Keefe, who along with Directing duties also edited and operated the second camera. I used the Canon 7D set to 60 frames. We built a poor man's steadicam rig, which l operated on location. Back at the studio/lounge room I was lucky enough to get Nic Owens along with his rig for the band's performance. Thanks Nic.
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
This painting is a great example of using light to add dimension to a frame. Ross Emery, ACS, posted this image as a way of explaining and defining the 3D world we find ourselves in.
I love the colours in this painting, however it is the use of top light rather than backlight that really caught my eye.