first shoot of the 2016 - Endo&us
RÜFÜS "SAY A PRAYER FOR ME"
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).
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...
"killing grounds" feature film
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.
"otherlife" feature film
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):
"after the swill" feature doc
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 :
and the many other renowned bartenders and publicans..
"son of a gun" Feature film
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.
"one less god" feature film
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!