GM wins ACS Gold for “Z-Flex Skatelapse”

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We’re uber excited to have been awarded a Golden Tripod at the Australian Cinematographers Society awards, held at the Novotel Manly Pacific in Sydney!

It was one of those projects that required no internal discussion, workshopping or debate. We all know what we wanted to achieve, and it turned out precisely as envisioned.

To celebrate, we’re releasing a little Behind The Scenes video. We’ve had rather a lot of people – cinema nerds and otherwise – asking how it was done. So we hope this demystifies the process a little:

Live GoPro Visuals with Hunz at Ten10

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One of Graetzmedia’s favorite collaborators is Brisbane musician and motion graphics ninja Hans van Vliet, aka Hunz.

On Friday we joined with Hunz and director Jonas McQuiggan to put together a collaborative audiovisual piece as the finale performance of Ten10 Brisbane.

8 GoPro cameras were attached to Hunz head, wrist, microphone & keyboard,  Phil’s bass and Ritchie’s drumkit, then all fused together via Jaymis’ Vixid video mixer and beamed out across 3 separate projection screens.

Jonas brought in three fantastic Kinoflo Single fixtures, which look like naked fluorescent bulbs while giving flicker-free light. Without any house illumination, they gave the band a beautifully cyberpunk look.

The performance was an intense 20 minutes, with Dan running video effects and feedback via Kaoss Pad Entrancer, Jonas calling shots and troubleshooting camera connections, and Jaymis mixing everything together.

Legacy Way Visitors Centre Photography from Industrial Arc

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We’re really excited about the Legacy Way Visitors Centre, so we asked Industrial Arc’s ninja architectural photographer Jen Dainer to come along and document it for us. Not only did she deliver a set of killer photos, but she wrote about the shoot on her blog, in a post titled “Legacy Way Visitors Centre will Kick Your…

We’ve all been there. Those visitors centres. You know. The one’s that make you believe taking a cheese grater to your eyeballs would be more enjoyable. Don’t tell me a little piece of you hasn’t died when you’ve seen the words ‘interactive display’ written on a photocopied clip art flyer. But I found one that will rip your prissy little throat out.

Wow. A throat-ripping Visitors Centre! That definitely wasn’t on the brief.

Check out the full post, with more photos!