Cinematographer Simon Morris has just completed a campaign for Qantas that has seen him traveling around Australia. Shooting with Director, and brother, Toby Morris, on the RED Epic. They have been keeping light and staying fast moving for much of the shoot, then making good use of a additional crew when the situation called for it. We talk to Simon Morris on his latest shoot, what it means to be a Cinematographer, and lighting his award winning Tropfest short. Read more
The Producer is one of the most demanding roles in any production and one that more often than not gets little of the spot light. South Australian Film Maker Peta Astbury deserves some time in the spot light not only because he has produced an independent feature film, but one that has been successfully sold and distributed on several platforms including a cinematic release all the way to VOD (Video on Demand) all while the film was made, as David from ‘At the Movies’ says, “on the smell of an oily rag” Read more
Recently, an up and coming band called Beaten Bodies asked me to shoot a Music Video for them. I was keen. I was also looking to do something new. Not necessarily out of this world new, not like hiring an F65 new, but something different with the tools I had available to me.
Around that time, I’d started reading about the Magic Lantern hack that brought raw video to Canon’s DSLRs, most successfully on the 5D Mk III. The idea that what is still fundamentally a stills photography camera was now able to shoot 25fps 14 bit raw video was astounding. The hack, whilst still in beta, was easy to download, and best of all, it’s free.
After a bit of research, I decided to give this new technology a shot, and this post is about how I started my project of shooting a low budget Music Video on the Canon 5D in Raw.
Matt Graham is a Writer Director that has made several award winning short films. He has been making engaging short films since 2007. His subjects have ranged from gangsters and child Abduction, to gay parents with straight children. Matt has a knack for finding interesting stories and telling them in intriguing ways. But with the restrictions of a full time job and the delicacy of balancing relationships and time with the desire and drive of film making, Matt knows all too well how hard the film making process can be.