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Reels 4 Summer

“4” - Summer performance by Niki Vasalakis

Thursday Island, Australia
Please don't miss this blistering performance of Vivaldi's Summer Concerto

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Reels Atlas opening

Opening titles "Australia: Australia Revealed"

Australia
1 X 120 minute a signature series of 2 hour experiential journeys through individual countries across the globe

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Reels Winter promo

"4" - Winter promo

Locations: Finland (Winter) Japan (Spring) New York (Autumn) Australia
Director of Photography for this production 1 X 90min feature theatrical release. In four corners of the globe, on four days throughout the year, four outstanding violinists go on an extraordinary journey through their four distinct homelands. Directed by Tim Slade and produced by Joanna Buggy

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Reels big bad bugs

“Big Bad Bugs" montage

Locations: USA, Panama, Venezuela & Australia

2 X 50min Using the Panavision Frazier snorkel lens system on the Sony CineAlta HD camera, the film looks extremely closely at insects - the insect's pov director Nick Fletcher, Natural History New Zealand for Discovery HD Theatre (USA)

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Reels Cattle Muster

“Atlas: Australia Revealed - Cattle Muster sequence”

Australia
1 X 120 minute a signature series of 2 hour experiential journeys through individual countries across the globe

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Reels The Devils Disease

“Devils Disease" - opening sequence

Tasmania Australia
The opening sequence for a documentary for Tigress, UK

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Reels Rat

 

“RAT" - opening sequence


New York, Havana & Paris & Sydney
location: New York 1 X 90min Life in New York from the rats point of view directed by Mark Lewis for Radio Pictures, Los Angeles

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Reels Halloween

“3D Halloween" montage


Location: Scotland 1 X 45 min 3D

A children's Telemovie using the video 3D Pulfrich camera system. Directed by Rory McCourt

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Reels Havana band

“Six Degrees” - Cuban Hip-Hop band rehearsal


New York, Havana & Paris & Sydney
Toby Amies looks at world cities through the eyes of six locals who offer a different perspective

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Reels Coke yellow bus

Coca-Cola Yellow Bus TVC

Broken Hill Australia and directed by Rory McCourt for Equator

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Reels Coke drive-in

Coca-Cola Drive-in TVC

Broken Hill Australia and directed by Rory McCourt for Equator

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Reels Havana bus

“Six Degrees” - the Havana cattle-truck sequence


New York, Havana & Paris & Sydney
Toby Amies looks at world cities through the eyes of six locals who offer a different perspective

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Japan and Shanghai

Taipei, Ryukyu Islands, Kagoshima & Shanghai

This most recent overseas assignment took me to Taiwan, Japan and China. Lecturing on the craft of cinematography on board the Silver Shadow, a luxury ship operated by the Italian cruise ship company Silversea, based out of Fort Lauderdale in Florida. The talks for guests centre on my work as a cinematographer, particularly in the field of documentary. From time to time I shoot short sequences at various locations and screen them at my lectures. A clear day in China is rare. This short video shows a stunning sunrise unfolding during our slow sail up the Huangpu River to arrive near the centre of the city of Shanghai. Packing a Sony A7R Mk2, I chose a Sony PXW-X70 recording in 4K DCI to shoot this piece and edited it with FCPX.

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South Georgia and Antarctica

South Georgia and Antarctica

Birds and seals South Georgia - Gold Bay King Penguins, Baily Bay Chinstrap Penguins and Antarctic peninsular landscapes

During November/December I travelled to the island of South Georgia and Antarctica aboard the Polar Pioneer for Aurora Expeditions, my role was as a guest cinematography lecturer. I shot video footage along the way. For this expedition, I chose to forgo my Sony PXW-FS7, taking only Sony stills cameras.

Here are are two short videos, shot in 4K, recorded on the Ninja Assassin and uploaded as HD. My camera/lens kit consisted of a Sony A7R Mk2, Sony A7R (stills only), Sony 70-200mm f/4 G zoom, Zeiss Loxia 55mm f/2, Sony/Zeiss 16-35mm f/4, Canon 400mm f/5.6, Sony RX100 Mk4, GoPro 4, Atomos Ninja Assassin, Miller Air tripod/fluid head, Zoom H4n recorder. I used standard gamma settings and the audio was recorded mainly by the A7R's stereo microphone. I used no additional camera accessories.

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