Recently I was fortunate enough to shoot the poster for Adele - Short Film. The image was shot on Kodak Portra 400 35mm film with a Canon EOS 1V and 50 L 1.2. It's a great film so keep an eye on their page for updates on screenings. I have included the poster below along with a selection of outtakes from the shoot that you can view by clicking 'continue reading.' Continue reading
To get through film school I worked as an usher at a beautiful old cinema in Brisbane called The Regent. When it was quiet (which was most of the time) I would sneak up into the projection booth and hang out with the projectionists and watch them thread the projectors with film. Seeing this process really made me fall in love with film – the clatter of the machines, the flickering light – the projection booth was a magical place. So when Avatar came along and ended the film projection industry I was pretty bummed. Over the years that followed the Regent shut down and film projection slowly disappeared and with it I think we lost a lot of the magic that went along with going to the movies. The Christmas before last I was at home in Forster and was surprised to notice they were still projecting with film. I spoke to the projectionist after the movie and asked if I could interview him and film some shots of the projector. It just so happened that it was their last week before they changed over to digital projection at which point he was out of a job so he agreed to let me film and this is the result. I hope you enjoy the film - I’m happy I was able to make a record of this beautiful process before it disappeared.
Here's a showreel I've cut together showcasing some of my work as a director over the past few years. There is a variety of content on there ranging from shorts, music videos, branded content, time lapse and documentaries. If you would like to see the full versions of anything all the content is available to watch on my Vimeo. Huge thanks to all the amazing people I've worked with behind and in front of the camera over the years. Hope you like it : )
I recently worked as the cinematographer on a short film called Lucy. The film was shot in outback Queensland in the middle of summer so it was some pretty testing conditions but the shoot was a lot of fun and it was great to see a part of Australia I hadn't seen before. Hope you like the film!
Recently I was fortunate enough to get to collaborate with one of my favorite Australian photographers Megan Cullen on a music video for Cedie Janson. It was a cool experience working with such a rad team of people on Cedie's amazing song - hope you like the clip!
My parents live near One Mile Beach in Forster, NSW. It's a beautiful place and I really cherish the time I get to spend down there. To get to the beach from my parents house I have to walk past the house of Ron Robinson. Ron is an 82 year old Forster local with a passion for building model boats. Everyday I'd pass his garage on my way to the beach and see him working away on his model boats. I eventually got talking to him and asked if I could make a short film bout him. He's a great character and it was a really cool experience making this film and getting to know him. The film was edited by Pip Sugden, mixed by Seth Jackson & Joel Hodgkinson @ Soul Sound Design and the score was created by my brother Bryan McShane. Hope you like the film!