Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport





I filmed these Mitsubishi commercials in Australia.

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Luke Huxham was the Director.

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I used the Scorpio Head, Arm and Tundra from Scorpio Ops.

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Shot on Cooke Anamorphic Lenses.

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Overview.nz handled the drone shots with Josh Dunn piloting.

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Phantom Flex 4K was used for the slow motion shots. Red Dragon 6K for the rest of the frames.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Kirin



A really fun small job for Kirin with Director Erika Konno.

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Actress Nana Komatsu was wonderful to work with.

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Filmed near Queenstown New Zealand. Shot on Sigma Cine Primes.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Asahi Super Dry



I filmed this Asahi Super Dry commercial in Tokyo. Luke Huxham was the Director.



This excellent Behind the Scenes Film was made by Edward Khoma.

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Studio

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Studio street set.

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Rooftop bar set.

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Gen Ito 1st AC and Yudai Sato Grip.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Nissan X-Trail



Director Takeshi Asai asked me to DP this winter commercial for Nissan Japan. Line Produced by Jeremy from Red Sneakers.

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I used a Can-Am Tracking buggy with my MoVI XL and Black Arm.

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I decided to shoot on Red Dragon camera's.

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Aerial shots were operated by myself, and piloted by Josh Dunn from Overview.nz

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I also used a Phantom Flex 4k shooting at 1000fps for some of the action.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Vera Blue 'Regular Touch'



Director Benn Jae asked me to be the DP for this music video for Vera Blue.

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We filmed it all in one day in Cardrona, New Zealand. I shot on my two Red Dragon cameras. Running two different sizes on most takes.

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I also had the drone team from Overview.nz filming with the DJI Inspire 2 drone and X5S RAW Camera. It cut in perfectly with the Red footage.

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It was a really fun shoot with an excellent small team. I think that we can all be proud of the released clip.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

VW Gran Lavida


VW 'Lavida' from Ben Ruffell on Vimeo.



'Small, but powerful'

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Filmed over two days. I used a Russian Arm for the tracking shots.

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The concert scene was fun to light, and I shot it with a GF-8 crane and a flight head.

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I ran two sets in the studio, pre-lighting the rev counter shot, while I was shooting the bathroom scene.

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The wake boarding was filmed with a flight head… on a very small boat.

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I used a Phantom Flex 4K for the slow motion water shots.

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It was another great shoot with Director Jem Chen.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The River One


The River One from Ben Ruffell on Vimeo.



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This project was filmed to promote the new apartment building "The River One" designed by Richard Rogers from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

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I shot on Arri Alexa Mini's with Master Primes, and made extensive use of the Freefly MoVI Pro.

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Directed by Jem Chen, we shot over two days.

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I filmed the time lapses using my Fuji T2, a Canon 5D, and also some were shot on the Alexa Mini.

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We had access to a Ferrari for one of the scenes.

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I worked in closely with Shannon, my drone operator.

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It was a really fun shoot, with a great crew!