first shoot of the 2016 - Endo&us

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My assistant Ben 'stands-in' while I line up the shot with the Dragon and 75mm Cooke S4. (2) mini fluorescents keep him warm.
© Katie Macqueen

Jan '16

Shot overlay for the Endo&Us doco to go with the previously shot high speed dance sequence (scroll down, click on the image or click here). 

8 hours with a fish tank, a couple of lights and painters ink.

  • Camera - RED Dragon
  • Lenses - Cooke S4s
  • Lights - (2) fluorescents and Mole Richardson Tweenie

RÜFÜS "SAY A PRAYER FOR ME"

Jan '16

First job of the year!

I operated B Cam for Dan Freene, ACS on this Toby&Pete music clip for Aussie act RÜFÜS.

Shot throughout one night in the forest.

  • Camera - Sony F55 and Fs7
  • Lenses - Canon 4K Primes +
  • Lighting - LED Washers, Clay Paky Sharpies and Lazers (and a larger than life sized disco ball).
© 2016 Dan Freene, ACS

© 2016 Dan Freene, ACS


ENDO&US DOCO SHOOT

dec '15

Shot the 2nd part to the Endo&US doco

Choreographed by So You Think You Can Dance Australia finalist Lauren Seymour

  • Camera - Phantom 4k
  • Frame rate -1000 frames per second (fps)
  • Lenses - ARRI/Zeiss Master Primes 
courtesy of Red Apple Cameras

#endoandus

the shot that never was...

The last set-up was a beautiful portrait of our leading lady stepping into a soft close up after her battles. 

Unfortunately, the Phantom camera magazine corrupted and lost the data. 

So this frame grab of mid lighting set-up is all that's left for us to remember. It was the type of shot that we all looked at on the day and thought - YES! Wasn't meant to be...

© Katie Macqueen

© Benjamin Ryan

© Benjamin Ryan


"killing grounds" feature film

Nov '15

Working with director Seth Larney, I shot 2nd Unit elements of a dog attacking a fake boar, the dog running through the bush and a real boar roaming through the wilderness.

  • Camera - ARRI Alexa
  • Lenses - Angenieux 24-290mm zoom

Produced by Lisa Shaunessy. Main unit DP Simon Chapman, ACS.

© Seth Larney

© Seth Larney


© Edgar Deluen

© Edgar Deluen

"otherlife" feature film

aug-sept '15

I was 2nd Unit DP and B-Cam Operator on this near-future sci-fi feature film for Dan Freene, ACS.  

  • Camera - RED Dragon
  • Lenses - Cooke S4s + Angenieux 24-290mm zoom

5 weeks Pre-Production, during which I was Dan's right hand. I was involved with the workings of the film from the ground up. 

  • attending location scouts
  • editing scout photos
  • collecting references
  • putting together the mood board
  • liaising with crew
  • attending every meeting Dan did, including Design and Shot Lists

During Production (5 days a week) - when 2 cameras were not shooting the main unit action - 2nd Unit Director Stephen McCallum and I would 'splinter off' and shoot action, cutaway shots, and elements with body double. 

On the 6th day of each week - I would pull focus for Dan as we shot inserts unable to be scheduled during the week.

The experience left me reminded what an invaluable input is of a Cinematographer's into a project and why it is that I love to do it.

Director - Ben C. Lucas (Wasted on the Young).
Starring (in leading roles):

SUNSET TIMELAPSE W/ THE ANGENIEUX MOTHER OF A LENS!

SUNSET TIMELAPSE W/ THE ANGENIEUX MOTHER OF A LENS!

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WITH THE ANGENIEUX AND OUR LOVELY GRIP, CLINT


"after the swill" feature doc

2014-present

I've been shooting a feature documentary for over a year following the pub and bar culture in Australia since "The 6 O'Clock Swill'. This is a slang term for the last-minute rush to buy drinks at a pub in Aus or NZ before it closed. A tradition from WWII when pubs would close at 6pm in respect of those fighting the war, men would come straight after work and drink as much beer by closing as they could. The results were debaucherous and are thought to be the reason for Australia's drinking culture.

It's taken me all around Australia with a 5D and Sony A7 series, interviewing some of Australian Rock royalty as well as the best bartenders in the world (literally). We are still in production but here are some snippets :

ANGRY ANDERSON of ROSE TATTOO

ANGRY ANDERSON of ROSE TATTOO

© Natalie Palomo

© Natalie Palomo

THE ANGELS 

© Natalie Palomo

MARK GABLE of CHOIRBOYS

© Natalie Palomo

SUZE DEMARCHI of BABY ANIMALS
© Natalie Palomo

THE COCKROACHES (aka THE WIGGLES)
© Natalie Palomo

GREEDY SMITH of MENTAL AS ANYTHING
© Natalie Palomo

TIM PHILIPS - NAMED BOTH AUSTRALIA'S AND WORLD'S BEST BARTENDER
© Natalie Palomo

and the many other renowned bartenders and publicans..


"son of a gun" Feature film

sept '13

I shot Additional Photography for the feature film SON OF A GUN, starring Ewan McGregor and Brendon Thwaites. 

Shot on the ARRI Alexa at the Panavision, Sydney lot.

© Janelle Landers

© Janelle Landers

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"one less god" feature film

2014

I shot my first feature film! 

Shot on the RED Scarlet it's a story inspired by the 2008 terrorist attacks on the Taj Hotel in Mumbai following a group of hotel patrons as they undergo a terrorist siege. 

Directed by Lliam Worthington of NewRealms Films - you can find some Behind The Scenes here.

Release set for 2016!