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Rigs and Glory

Jan 5, 2015 | No Comments
Rigs and Glory

Leigh Elford has worked in the film industry for six years having graduated from Unitec with a bachelor of screen arts. Since graduating Leigh has worked on films like “The Most Fun You Can Have Dying” and “Shackletons Captain”. He gained experience as a camera Assistant before stepping into the shoes of cinematographer on various […]

Shooting “Sunday” with Ryan Alexander Lloyd

Jan 5, 2015 | No Comments
Shooting “Sunday” with Ryan Alexander Lloyd

SUNDAY is a truly independent self financed feature film set in Christchurch, New Zealand one year after the devastating earthquakes. While it is not an earthquake film, it is a story like the city of Christchurch: one of past devastation, beauty and a chance at rebuilding bigger and better than before. Starring Dustin Clare and […]

A Postcard from Ian McCarroll in India

Jan 5, 2015 | No Comments
A Postcard from Ian McCarroll in India

Ian has been in the industry since 1990 and shooting since ’92 when he became a loader and had access to cameras and short ends. And the knowledge to put the bits together. He mainly shoots TVCs but enjoys drama and has recently finished his second feature. He contributed this “postcard” on his recent trip […]

Richard Bluck at Camerimage 2014

Dec 16, 2014 | No Comments
Richard Bluck at Camerimage 2014

Camerimage is the largest Cinematography focused Film Festival. Held in Bydgoszcz, Poland in mid November it is eight days of films, workshops, seminars, and trade exhibits. There are ten competitions held during the course of the festival with a major closing ceremony on the last evening where the winners are announced. I was invited to […]

Richard Bluck NZCS attends ASC Christmas Party

Dec 16, 2014 | No Comments
Richard Bluck NZCS attends ASC Christmas Party

While in LA we attended the ASC Christmas Party in the Clubhouse at 1782 North Orange Drive as guests of Steve Schklair from 3ality Technica. The Clubhouse is a beautiful old style house from 1901 recently renovated by the ASC. They have owned the house since 1936. I met Richard Credo, the current President and […]

Opening the Channels of Communication

Dec 4, 2014 | No Comments
Opening the Channels of Communication

Thanks to: Richard Scott A group of about 40 wider industry people attended the ’’Opening the Creative Channels of Communication’’ panel discussion held at the Horse + Trap pub Mt Eden on the 19th of November. Sponsored by Directors and Editors Guild, NZCS and The Film Commission the widely experienced panel of actor writer director Fiona […]

Shooting “The Z Nail Gang” with Chris Matthews

Dec 3, 2014 | No Comments
Shooting “The Z Nail Gang” with Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews is a cinematographer with a strong background in lighting and VFX, having gaffered the Miniatures/VFX unit of Lord of the Rings. He has been shooting full-time in Melbourne and Auckland for the last 12 years. His work consists mainly of commercials, some drama, and high end corporate work. He recently shot Z Nail […]

A Postcard from Marc Swadel in Iceland

Dec 3, 2014 | No Comments
A Postcard from Marc Swadel in Iceland

Marc is a London based Director/Cinematographer who mainly works on music based projects. Over the last 20 years, he has shot stuff as diverse as The Strokes, Yoko Ono, X Factor, Ennio Morricone, Foo Fighters, Weird Al Yankovic, The Faces, Iggy and the Stooges and Nick Cave. His feature credits include ‘The Chemical Brothers:Don’t Think’, […]

Drew Sturge on Shooting “Cover Band”

Dec 2, 2014 | No Comments
Drew Sturge on Shooting “Cover Band”

Drew Sturge has been a DP for 7 years, mostly working in commercials and promos. “Cover Band” was his first “Drama/Comedy” in a DP role. “Cover Band” is a 6 part Comedy/Drama series for TVNZ, written, produced and directed by the boys at the Downlowconcept. “ Sex, drugs and other peoples’ songs” The show is […]