Dan Churchill's Sydney for Qantas

I recently spent a whirlwind 2 days with celebrity chef Dan Churchill while he showed us his favourite Sydney activities and locations for Qantas. He was an absolute pleasure to work with - so much fun and so much energy, even with jetlag that guy never stops! I produced the shoot with a small crew and we trekked around Sydney in a mini bus, driving from Palm Beach down the coast through the city to Alexandria. 

 And of course we had to get a selfie!

And of course we had to get a selfie!

Barossa Valley wines for Qantas

Earlier in the year I was lucky enough to produce a food and wine film shoot for Qantas in South Australia - 3 of my favourite things in one: food, wine and travel!

Just myself and Nicholas Price behind the camera (who also managed the drone, and the sound!) talking to wine maker Chris Ringland and grape grower Adrian Hoffman. We sampled some delicious wine and food....and managed to film some content at the same time! Chris and Adrian were a delight to work with and I learnt so much from them, as you can see from these videos.

And of course I had to make an appearance in one of them....

Barossa winemaker Chris Ringland shares his recipe for duck and veal sausages in shiraz syrup, plus the perfect drop to drink with them.
Can you drink red wine with fish? Should you only enjoy sweet wines with sticky cheese? Winemaker Chris Ringland reveals what you should and shouldn’t believe.
Which red should you drink with steak? Barossa winemaker Chris Ringland and grape grower Adrian Hoffmann reveal what they think of common wine myths and questions.
Winemaker Chris Ringland reveals his favourite appetiser made from Barossa produce, including almonds, olives, anchovies and salami, and what wine to pair it with.
Discover where in the Barossa to take a sumptuous hamper of locally grown and made produce with winemaker Chris Ringland.

Volkswagen website rebrand

I recently produced a stills and film shoot with Chris Benny Imaging for Volkswagen Australia. It was a pretty hectic schedule consisting of 6 days in the studio and 4 days in multiple locations around NSW. They were some pretty long days so a massive thanks goes out to the amazing crew we had on board who managed to still have fun, even by the end of day 10!

The material is being used for their latest website rebrand and I'm pleased to say my talent skills have made the cut! See if you can spot me....

Volkswagen Australia website

Adobe Digital Marketing Symposium

I produced a mammoth project with the amazing team at Engine Room Productions recently - producing all of the filming for the Adobe Digital Marketing Symposium in Sydney. I managed the production and post production of filming more than 60 presentations across 2 days (which can be viewed on the Adobe website here) plus managed the concept creation, production and directed the highlights reel film above.

It was such a great experience to work for such an iconic and respected brand. Massive thanks to the Adobe and Engine Room Productions teams, plus the 10 crew of shooters, tech directors, production managers and assistants who worked with me to make the project so successful.

 

Huawei 'behind the scenes of Vivid Sydney' films

I worked with an awesome team on a really fun creative project recently with Klinik TV for Huawei. To assist with the launch of their new P9 smartphone, we produced a series of online films to showcase the quality of the phone's camera capabilities (complete with a Leica lens!) by filming the content with the phone! What better way to test it out than by filming extreme contrasts of low light and bright lights at Vivid Sydney.

The films were a behind the scenes look at how we filmed everything on the phones (complete with rigging the phone on tripods, sliders and ronin rig), the partnership with Huawei and Vivid Sydney and an in depth look at the technical specifications of the phone.

Big thanks to our fearless leader Anthony Damianakis, super creative Director Nicholas Price, the ridiculously talented DP and editor Stephen Mylonas, and the best troubleshooter in the business - Joe Hell.

You can see the full sequence of the 4 films we created here.