WAAX – I For An Eye: Music Video

Following up WAAX’s Wisdom Teeth video, we needed a clip which would deliver their fresh new lineup to the world, while giving plenty of focus to Marie’s ferocious presence.

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Ben Stewart – Violet the Killjoy: Music Video

This is one of those videos which should be watched first, then explained:

This was one of the most fun videos I’ve ever been involved in. Well and truly nestled in the “fast, cheap, effective” philosophy, we went from concept to completed shoot in under 24 hours.

Ben Stewart approached me with a small budget and a catchy song. On Saturday night, while waiting for Rachgirl to get off the phone with her mum, I did a little experiment with party poppers and the 200FPS slow motion mode on my camera.

I called Rowley Cowper up on Sunday morning with “bring your tools over, you need to make me a device to set off 200 party poppers at once”. Ben and I bought the local shopping centres¬†out of poppers, Billy Hyde’s out of ukuleles, and we made it to The Edge in time for nightfall.

As it took almost two hours to load the launcher, and as we were shooting in The Edge auditorium after closing, we only had one chance to get the shot, so we did about a dozen rehearsals before the “live fire” exercise. Continue reading Ben Stewart – Violet the Killjoy: Music Video

Surface Paradise – Look at Miss Ohio and The Gulf Stream – Live at Letterbox Lullabies

Letterbox Lullabies is a series of intimate house gigs put on by stalwarts of The Troubadour, Brisbane’s most beloved music venue.¬†This was my second Letterbox Lullabies shoot: Surface Paradise, featuring Matt Redlich, Rowley Cowper and Timothy Carroll.

For these shows I aim to be as unobtrusive as possible, so these videos were shot on a single handheld Digital SLR, with audio recorded by Anto Pink and mixed by Matt Redlich.

The performance of Look At Miss Ohio was one of my favourite live music moments from 2010.

For The Gulf Stream, I wanted to experiment with stabilization (and a little motion tracking of guitar) on the DSLR footage. I was able to get the hand-held footage pretty smooth, but the rolling shutter of my Pentax K7 makes it a bit hard for video geeks to watch.

The entire set is available for download from http://surfaceparadise.bandcamp.com/

Sampology – Super Visual Smackdown Intro Video

With Sampology set to take over the audiovisual world with his Super Visual Smackdown, he needed a design refresh to show people what was coming.

Sam is pretty new to the video world, so he asked for some post-production services to give his set intro that extra bit of polish.

I animated titles, stabilized hand-shot footage, tightened the edit, and colour-corrected the clips Sam had brought together from throughout film history.