ARIA Nomination for ‘Covered In Chrome’

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It’s a weird experience to google the ARIA nominations to see which of your favourite bands got the nod and see your own name there. We’re surprised and super-chuffed to have been included in the Artisan Award nominations for Best Video this year for our work on Violent Soho’s ‘Covered In Chrome’ clip. The awards are announced on 26 Nov and we’ll be there for a giggle and a few bevvys (and the full expectation that the enormous fan bases of one of the pop nominees will win the day). It’s a publicly voted category so if you’re into the clip you can throw it a vote here.

Filming in the Fetal Position

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It’s been one of our most requested behind-the-scenes explanations – how we pulled off the single-shot clip for Violent Soho’s Saramona Said.  It was never going to be an easy story to tell within the average YouToober attention span but our best effort – Filming in the Fetal Position – is live now in the projects page.

ACS National Awards in the can

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We were truly stoked to sponsor the ACS 43rd National Awards for Cinematography on the weekend.  GM directed the show and put all the screen content & nomination packages together.  Here’s a little promo clip we put together for the occasion:

GM takes Gold at Aust. Cinematographers Awards (Qld)

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We are extremely proud to have been awarded Gold in the Experimental/Specialised category at the Australian Cinematographers Society (Qld) Awards.  This clip for veteran skateboard company Z-flex was a labour of love – and we thank them for extending copious amounts of patience and forbearance as it was finalised.

Huge thanks to all those involved:

Benjamin Evans – Producer, 1st AC
Jaymis Loveday – Motion control operator, compositor
Joel McIlroy – Skater
Rowland Cowper – Soundtrack
Matt Redlich – Sountrack editing
IVMotion – Compositing
Dan Graetz - Director/DP, editor, colorist

GM’s Epic article in Encore Magazine

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We were approached recently by Encore Magazine to pen a review of the Epic camera system.  You can read the online version of Dan’s article here:

http://www.encoremagazine.com.au/totally-epic-the-red-volution-continues-10528

 The last four years have seen a massive shift in the way we capture the moving image. With revolutionary cameras such as the Epic and Arri’s Alexa offering terrific options for capturing filmic imagery without prohibitive stock and processing costs. It’s also exciting to see the places a compact unit like RED’s Epic might appear in future productions. We’ve already found angles and mounting options we never thought would be possible – and we’ve only just begun.