Wednesday, June 14, 2017

ASICS



Here is a really fun commercial that I was the DP for, filmed recently in Queenstown, New Zealand.

It was Directed by Myles Conti, and Produced by Conti Bros Films.

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I filmed it using two cameras. A Red Weapon 6K was mounted in the MoVI M15 on the tracking buggy.

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A Red Dragon 6K was kept in Production mode, so that I could move quickly between the set ups.

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Drone filming was performed by Queenstown based Overview using a DJI Inspire 2 filming in 5.2K RAW. The drone images cut in perfectly with the Red cameras.

It was a cold tough environment for the crew to work in, and even tougher on our athletes who had to run up the hill all day. A massive credit to them!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Suzuki





Directed by Jem Chen.

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I filmed primarily with Arri Alexa cameras.

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Using an Alexa Mini as my main production camera, and an Alexa XT on the Scorpio Arm with Flight Head.

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I also used a Phantom Flex 4k at 1000fps for the super slow motion shots.

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Drone shots were handled by Shannon with his DJI Inspire 2 Kit.

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It was a terrific shoot. The entire crew was excellent to work with.

Monday, April 17, 2017

BMW X1



I shot this for BMW with Director Jem Chen.

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I shot on Arri Alexa, using two cameras. (One Alexa Mini for my rigs and as a production camera, and an Alexa XT on the Scorpio Arm).

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We also shot multiple cars for alternative releases globally.

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It was a great shoot with an excellent local crew.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Mitsubishi 'Triton'



I was lucky enough to work with Director Ryuhei Yokoyama again for Mitsubishi Motors.

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We filmed in Australia, and I travelled there with my camera equipment, along with my MoVI Grip and Drone Pilot Josh Dunn.

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We bought along our DJI Inspire 1 with X5R RAW Camera. Our company Overview has a CASA Part 101 Operators Certificate for flying in Australia.
It's a terrific drone, and because it is so quick to deploy, we were able to film additional material very efficiently.

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The line production was expertly handled by Kanta Yamaguchi from Green Tea Film and Television, and my local Brisbane based crew were excellent.

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Snakes, crocodiles, spiders, leaches and ticks are an added bonus when working in Australia!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

GMO 'Life is a Wonder'



Here is a fun job that we shot recently in the South Island of New Zealand for GMO.

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Japanese Actress Yui Aragaki was excellent to work with, and the commercial was Directed by Tsugihisa Tanaka.

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We had a great crew, and we managed to film some really nice images despite the rainy weather!


Monday, January 11, 2016

Mad Mike Conquers Highlands



I am very proud to have been the Cinematographer on this clip with Mad Mike Whiddett and his Rad Bul.

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Director Ryan Heron and myself had previously shot the Conquer the Crown clip, and it was great to work together with Mike again.

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We had one day to film the clip, and we could only drive the car on the track between 8am and 6pm, so we needed to be fully prepared.

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To achieve this tight schedule Ryan and I broke down the sections with the team and we shot only what we needed.

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I used several different cameras, and I kept the camera and grip teams busy by shooting one setup while they were prepping and rigging the next.

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I am very happy that we managed to keep the quality high. It's a testament to the talented crew behind the scenes. The reaction to this film by the fans has been great!

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To see some more images there is a terrific Behind the Scenes video from Andy Deere and Heath Patterson.



Huge thanks to Miles Holden for the photos!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport



I was the DP on this global release commercial for the new 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.
(Also, known as the Mitsubishi Montero Sport).

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The Director was Ryuhei Yokoyama and we filmed in Australia, near Sydney.

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I travelled to Australia with my Queenstown based MoVI Grip Josh Dunn and we used the MoVI M15 for the off road tracking shots.

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For the on road tracking I used the Scorpio Arm.

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The lifestyle shots with talent were important, and I really enjoyed lighting the house and the car interiors with gaffer Matt Russell.

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I was in good hands with my local Focus Puller Paul Shakeshaft and Grip Jason Weekes.



We also filmed a content piece at the same time as the main TV Commercial shoot. Hidehisa Koyanagi was the Director.

It was a big shoot, and everything ran smoothly. Line Production by Kanta Yamaguchi from Green Tea Film and Television.