Category: Aerial Video & Surveys

DJI Unveils powerful new zoom camera for aerial asset inspection: Zenmuse Z30

DJI Unveils powerful new zoom camera for aerial asset inspection: Zenmuse Z30

It was a real thrill to be asked by the guys at Australian UAV to participate in DJI’s launch video for the new Z30 telephoto 30X zoom camera. It was the first time in eight years I’ve been in front of the camera instead of directing, so it was certainly a change of perspective! Andrew...
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Drones in Documentary Film Making (36 min)

Drones in Documentary Film Making (36 min)

I recently had the opportunity to give a talk to a group of Australia’s top documentary filmmakers at AFTRS, the Australian Film, Television and Radio School at Fox Studios with Kim Batterham, Head of Cinematography. My task was to discuss the use of drones as a vehicle for storytelling, CASA regulations and logistical considerations for planning film...
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Seagirl

Seagirl

This month I had the pleasure of working with the talented canopy pilot, Tashi Gye, who tasked me with realising her vision for a new video that could change people’s perceptions about Speed Flying. In a traditionally adrenaline fuelled, male dominated arena, Tashi wanted to bring out the art, the grace, the dance and the...
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Fish Underfoot?

Fish Underfoot?

Tasmania’s Vale of Belvoir and Skullbone Plains Reserve,  August 2016. The Clarence galaxia is a rare and endangered freshwater fish which lives in a very unexpected place; under the grassy plains of Tasmania’s Central Plateau, in the hinterland of the majestic Cradle Mountain.  They actually live under the grass, right under your feet.  Really? Also incredible is the fact...
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Drones in Grazier’s Hellfire

Drones in Grazier’s Hellfire

The town of Bungendore, set in a scenic green valley in the New South Wales southern tablelands, is an important crossroads linking Goulburn, Braidwood, Queanbeyan, Canberra and Cooma. Nearby Mount Fairy is home to graziers whose cattle and sheep roam large tracts of farmland and a wind farm powered by the prevailing winds that careen through...
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Skydiving 101 – How to save yourself when things go horribly wrong…

Skydiving 101 – How to save yourself when things go horribly wrong…

Two years in the making… this was one of the most incredible and challenging projects I’ve ever worked on. Cutaway! Australian Parachute Federation’s malfunction training video is designed to be used as an educational supplement to the required first jump course. Featuring demonstrations by Australian skydiving champion, Michael Vaughan, it shows the different types of...
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