"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
“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)
“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
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.
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.